Spiny Socks by Fatimah Hinds

Spiny Socks

May 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
Ribbing and Cable
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
275 - 300 yards (251 - 274 m)
Womens (Womens Wide/Mens, Mens Wide)
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Errata If you bought/downloaded the pattern before January 13, 15 please download the updated version for corrected instructions for the right cuff.

I really enjoy knitting and wearing heavy weight socks. They go very fast and with a yarn like Andrea Mae the result is very plush. These socks feature an offset cable that is mirrored on each foot flanked by plenty of squishy ribbing. The horseshoe cable made me think of a spine.

Details: The foot of the sock is knit the purl side out so the inside is smooth for the wearer. The sock is knit as a tube then the heel is knit last. That is the only finishing. Be sure to read all of the instructions for each section prior to starting.

Sizes: Womens, (Mens/Womens Wide, Mens Wide)
As these socks are knit from the toe up it is very easy to adjust width and length. For your convenience, I include an abbreviated chart with approximate foot lengths to go with US shoe sizes. The entire chart can be found on the Zappos website.

Yarn: 1 Hank Studio June Andrea Mae DK shown in Coopery Brown. I used the entire hank for 1 pair of size 11 wide mens socks. There are a few yds left for future darning.

Needle: size 4/3.5mm DPNs and size 5/3.75mm DPNs or 1 long circular in each size. The gauge is a little weird because it is measured with a non-standard gauge pattern. With the larger needles I knit 19 sts of 1x1 and 4 sts of 2x2 cable for 23 sts total. This gave me 3 inches unstretched. If you have any problems with it please let me know.