January 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 35 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 a Cricket theme, this heavy duty sock, in DK weight yarn, features a cable and rib patterning with contrast colour stripes and contrast colour heels and toes. The socks are worked from the cuff-down. Both toe and afterthought heelheel are worked in a contrast colour, then grafted using Kitchener stitch.

Sizes & Fitting
SIZE S: To fit Leg and Foot circumference from 6” (15.5 cm) up to 8” (20 cm) approx.
SIZE M: To fit Leg and Foot circumference from 7” (17.5 cm) up to 9” (23 cm) approx.
SIZE L: To fit Leg and Foot circumference from 8” (20.5 cm) up to 10” (25.5 cm) approx.
Fitting Length (all sizes): Leg length (including cuff): 7” (18 cm). To fit foot length up to 10” (25.5 cm) approx. - equivalent to shoe size: US 10 / UK 8 / EU 42.
Ease: -1” (-2.5cm).

Note: Please keep an extra skein of MC yarn handy if you choose to lengthen your sock.

Yarn Quantity
Main Colour (MC): 191 yds (175 m) / 207 yds (190 m) / 235 yds (215 m), based on the fitting length above. Contrast Colour 1 (CC1): approx. 20g, Contrast Colour 2 (CC2) and/or CC3 approx. 5g each of DK weight yarns.

3mm (US 2.5) (or size required to get gauge) circular needles of 80cm (32”) or longer (or DPNs if preferable); 2-4 lockable stitch markers; cable needle (optional); scrap yarn; measuring tape and tapestry needle for grafting and for weaving in ends.

Gauge in Cricket Cable pattern: 28 sts x 35 rows. Gauge in 1x1 Ribbing: 31 sts x 35 rows. Both over a 4” (10 cm) square and blocked.

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).