January 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Cricket Cable pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
270 - 338 yards (247 - 309 m)
Small-Medium / Large
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In Cricket, the term LBW (Leg Before Wicket) is the basis of the law that, following an appeal by the fielding side, an Umpire may rule a batsman out if he believes the ball would have struck the wicket had it not been obstructed by any part of the batsman’s body except the hand holding the bat.

Following the cricket theme, this heavy duty top-down sock features a cable and rib patterning with contrast colour stripes at the ribbing cuff, with the option to also feature contrast colours at the heel and/or toes. These socks are made using DK/Sport weight yarn and is worked from the cuff down to the toe, with an afterthought heel.

Size: S-M - to fit Leg and Foot circumference: 6” (15.5cm) up to 8” (20cm) approx. Size: L - to fit Leg and Foot circumference: 7.5” (19cm) up to 9.5” (24cm) approx. BOTH SIZES: Leg length (including cuff length at 2” (5cm)): 7” (18cm). Foot length: 6.75” (17.5cm) approx. (Foot length and leg length is adjustable according to your own preference.)
Note: Please keep an extra skein of MC yarn handy if you choose to lengthen your sock.

Yarn Quantity
Main Colour (MC) 270yds (247m) / 338yds (309m) this equates to approx. 1 skein / 1.25 skeins of suggested yarn: Sweater by The Plucky Knitter (90% Merino / 10% Nylon) 270yds. Contrast Colour 1, 2 and 3 (CC1, CC2 and CC3) 25 yards (23 metres) or approx. 10g each of suggested yarn.
Note: You will need more contrast colour yarn(s) if you choose to use any of them on the Heel and/or Toes.

3mm (US 2.5) (or size required to get gauge) circular needles of 80cm (32”) or longer (or DPNs if preferable), 2 stitch markers, cable needle (optional), scrap yarn, measuring tape and yarn needle for grafting and for weaving in ends. Optional: 2.5mm (US 1.5) circular needles of 80cm (32”) or longer (or DPNs if preferable) for the Heel and Toe - this will give you a firmer, more hard-wearing fabric to these areas.

Gauge in Cricket Cable pattern: 32 sts x 36 rows per 10cm (4”). Unblocked. Gauge in 1x1 ribbing: 33 sts x 32 rows per 10cm (4”). Unblocked.

Knowledge of the following techniques are helpful: German twisted long tail cast on method, cabling, kitchener stitch/grafting (essential) and working in the round (magic loop).

Useful Video Tutorials
German twisted long tail cast on:
Cabling without a cable needle:
Kitchener stitch (grafting):
Understanding magic loop: