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Elementary cables
March 9 2016
April 29 2016
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Elementary cables
Elementary Watson Socks by Sherry Menton
me during class
womens sizing
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock
2 skeins = 430.0 yards (393.2 meters), 100 grams
The Knitting Garage at Stickle's in Rhinebeck, New York

I am knitting these for a sock knitting class showing how to do cables without a cable. Doing them 2-at-a-time.
After nine rows of increases I ripped the socks back to the toes. My feet are very narrow (7.75 inches in circumference). The designer says that they have enough negative ease to fit even a woman’s foot. But although I am knitting to gauge, the socks were way too big. I switched the cables; knitting cables over 2 sts were it was over 4 sts originally and over 4 sts were it was over 2 originally. I also made the V’s more narrow. In all I have 34 sts in the Instep chart and 32 sts for the Back of Leg Chart; a total of 66 sts which is still more than I need, but works well due to the negative ease of the cables.
Doing all left leaning cables on one sock and right leaning cables on the other.
Could have finished them sooner, but hang back a bit to use them as work in progress for my class.
Used Jeny’s stretchy bind off and jog-less joint in the round: blog post from 4.20.16

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by Brown Sheep
75% Wool, 25% Nylon
215 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: March 11, 2016
  • Updated: April 29, 2016
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