Crossing Cables Socks

Crossing Cables Socks


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Sock Size:
Women’s Medium / Large (Men’s Small / Medium)

Yarn:
DK weight yarn
Women’s 240-260 m (262-284 yd)
Men’s 275-300 m (300-330 yd)

Needles:
Set of five double pointed needles.
3 mm (US 2 1⁄2) or size to obtain the gauge listed below
3.5 mm (US 4) for men’s size only

Gauge:
24 sts and 34 rows over 10 cm (4 in) in stockinette.

These socks are made from the toe up, with a cable pattern that runs all the way from the toe to the leg.

Wholesale and store pricing is available upon request.

To purchase a printed copy of this pattern or to use a cheque or money order, please contact Danny Ouellette at danny@doknitting.com.

Yarn Suggestions
I recommend using DK weight yarns that have alpaca or mohair in them to add extra strength and warmth to the socks. Also, a more tightly spun yarn will help make these socks last.

The women’s sizes will use 240-260 m (262-284 yd) of yarn. The men’s sizes will use 275-300 m (300-330 yd).

The following yarns have been tested with good results.
sweaterkits.com – Merino Alpaca Yarn
50% superfine alpaca, 50% merino wool
50 g (1¾ oz), 110 m (120 yd) – 3 balls.

Naturally – Luxury DK
50% New Zealand wool, 50% New Zealand mohair
50 g (1¾ oz), 104 m (114 yd) – 3 balls

GGH – Wollywasch Tweed
96% New Wool (superwash), 4% Rayon
50 g (1¾ oz), 125 m (137 yds) – 3 balls

GGH – Classico
70% Superwash Wool, 30% Acrylic
50 g (1¾ oz), 135 m (148 yds) – 3 balls

Joslyn’s Fiber Farm – Mohair Myst
50% kid mohair, 50% merino wool
113 g (4 oz), 220 m (240 yd) – 2 skeins
Note: There will be plenty left over for other projects.

Dale of Norway – Sisik
30% Mohair, 30% Wool, 34% Acrylic, 6% Viscose
50 g (1¾ oz), 136 m (148 yd) – 3 balls

Special Thanks
Judy Gibson for the kind use of her pattern “You’re Putting Me On” Socks. With her permission, I have used her pattern for the construction of my socks. For more information about Judy please visit her website at http://tiajudy.com.

Caroline McInnis of sweaterkits.com for her interest in this pattern in its early stages. Please visit her website at http://sweaterkits.com.

Ted Myatt and Rod Carruthers for getting me interested in socks, and for helping me with the finer points of sock construction and design.

Joyce Williams for letting me use her method for casting on the toe of this sock.

Joan Kass for test knitting and advice on the pattern.

Robyn Gallimore of Red Bird Knits for using my pattern for her Sock of the Month Club. Please visit her website at http://www.redbirdknits.com.