Free Cable Sock Knitting Pattern- whilst we hope that this free knitting pattern works out well for you The Knitting Wool Store disclaims all responsibility.
Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Leg length: 24 - 25 - 26 cm
Materials: Sock Wool Prime (Illustrated- Pink Ice.)
1 set of double pointed needles size 4 mm - or size needed to get 19 sts x 25 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
1 set double pointed needles size 3.5 mm – for rib. 1 Cable Needle
PATTERN: See diagram A.1 Below
Dec 1 st as follows 2 sts before marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso. After marker: K 2 tog.
Knitting Pattern Abbreviations
Work heel decrease in stocking st:
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 5-6-6 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 5-6-6 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 4-5-5 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 4-5-5 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 less st before every dec until 10-10-12 sts remain on needle.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles,from top down. Using 2 strands together of Sock Wool Prime cast on 56-56-64 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm. K 1 round, insert 1 marker in 1st st at beg of round to mark mid back. Work rib P 2/K 2 for 4-5-5 cm. Change to double pointed needles size 4 mm and work next round as follows: 20-20-24 sts in stocking st , at the same time dec 4-1-2 sts evenly. P 2, K 4, P 2 tog, K 4, P 2, 22-22-26 sts in stocking st. At the same time dec 6-3-4 sts evenly = 45-51-57 sts on needle.
Commence cable pattern - work 16-19-22 sts in stocking st, A.1 (= 13 sts) - see diagram below and 16-19-22 sts in stocking st. Continue pattern like this at the same time dec in the different sizes as follows:
Size 35/37: Continue to work without dec.
Size 38/40: When piece measures 9 and 16 cm, dec 1 st on each side of st with marker - see decrease tip.
Size 41/43: When piece measures 8, 13 and 18 cm, dec 1 st on each side of st with marker - see decrease tip = 45-47-51 sts.
All sizes: Work until piece measures 24-25-26 cm. Now keep the first 9-10-11 sts on needle, slip the next 27-27-29 sts on 1 stitch holder (= mid on top of foot) and keep the last 9-10-11 sts on needle = 18-20-22 sts for heel. Work in stocking st on heel sts for 5-5½-6 cm. Insert 1 marker and measure the piece from here. Now dec for heel - see heel decrease above. After heel dec, pick up 10-11-11 sts along each side of heel and slip the 27-27-29 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 57-59-63 sts. Insert a marker on each side of the 27-27-29 sts from stitch holder. Then work in stocking st in the round and pattern A.1 as before while at the same time dec in each side on every other round a total of 8-8-8 times as follows: K tog the last 2 sts before first marker on top of foot twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front) and K tog the first 2 sts after last marker on top of foot = 41-43-47 sts.
Work until piece measures 18-20-22 cm from marker on heel (= approx. 4-4-5 cm remain). Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 19-21-23 sts on top of foot and 22-22-24 sts under foot. Continue diagram A.1 and in stocking st. Now dec for toes on each side of both markers as follows. Dec as follows (beg 3 sts before marker) at each marker: K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso. Dec in each side on every other round a total of 5-5-6 times and then on every round a total of 3-3-3 times = 9-11-11 sts remain on needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. Knit another sock to match.