Small (Medium , Large): 7” (8”,9”) circumference.
100g The Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering 4 ply yarn. (70% wool, 20% silk, 10% cashmere; 440 yds [402m]/100 grams). Color Name Fe2 03. 1 skein.
Size US#1 (2.5 mm): 40” (100cm) long circular needle for magic loop or preferred length/method of small circumference knitting.
Cable needle, tapestry needle.
32 sts and 44 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.
1/1 LC Sl 1 st to CN, hold at front, k1, k1 from CN.
1/1 LPC Sl 1 st to CN, hold at front, p1, k1 from CN.
1/1 RPC Sl 1 st to CN, hold at back, k1, p1 from CN.
2/2 LC Sl 2 st to CN, hold at front, k2, k2 from CN.
2/2 RC Sl 2 st to CN, hold at back, k2, k2 from CN.
See our tutorial on how to work a Wrap & Turn. Note: Do NOT pick up wraps given you’re working a garter stitch heel.
Using Judy’s magic cast on and magic loop technique CO 24 (28, 32) sts; 12 (14, 16) sts on each needle and join to work in the round. K 1 rnd.
Rnd 1 N1: k1, yo, k to 1 st before end, yo, k1. N2: as N1.
Rnd 2 N1: k1, ktbl, k to 2nd yo, ktbl, k1. N2: as N1.
Rep rnds 1 and 2 until there are 56 (64, 72) sts ; 28 (32, 36) on each needle.
Top of Foot – charted directions
N1: Follow Cable Chart. N2: K plain
Note that stitches outlined in bold on the chart are worked 3 (4, 5) times. Rep rnds 1-15 of patt until slightly stretched sock reaches 2-2.5” from back of heel, finishing on an even row.
Top of Foot – written directions
Cable patt is worked across N1. Sts on N2 are k plain throughout foot.
Rnds 1-5: K1tbl, p2, k4, p1, [k1, p2, k1] 3 (4, 5) times, p1, k4, p2, k1tbl.
Rnd 6: K1tbl, p2, k4, p1, [1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC] 3 (4, 5) times, p1, k4, p2, k1tbl.
Rnd 7: K1tbl, p2, 2/2 LC, p1, [p1, k2, p1] 3 (4, 5) times, p1, 2/2 RC, p2, k1tbl.
Rnd 8: K1tbl, p2, k4, p1, [p1, 1/1 LC, p1] 3 (4, 5) times, p1, k4, p2, k1tbl.
Rnd 9: K1tbl, p2, k4, p1, [p1, k2, p1] 3 (4, 5) times, p1, k4, p2, k1tbl.
Rnd 10: K1tbl, p2, k4, p1, [1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC] 3 (4, 5) times, p1, k4, p2, k1tbl.
Rnds 11-15: as Rnd 1
Rnds 1-15 comprise cable patt. Rep in patt as set until slightly stretched sock reaches 2-2.5” from back of heel ending after N1 (ready to start working heel on N2). Note which rnd of chart you are on at this point as you will resume here after heel is finished.
Garter Stitch Heel
Heel will now be worked back and forth over N2 using garter st – k every row.
With RS facing k10 (11, 12), pm, k 8 (10, 12), pm, k9 (10,11), wrap last st and turn.
WS: K until 1 st remains, wrap st and turn.
RS: K until 1 st rem before last (wrapped) st, W&T.
WS: K until 1 st rem before last (wrapped) st, W&T.
Rep these last 2 rows until only center 8 (10, 12) sts rem unwrapped.
This completes the first half of the heel.
With RS facing k across center sts, sm, W&T next st – this will now be double wrapped.
WS: K across center sts, sm, W&T next st – this will also be double wrapped.
RS: K across center sts, k to first single wrapped st – as you come to a double wrapped st k it as normal – W&T.
WS: K to next single wrapped st, W&T.
Rep these last 2 rows until you have double wrapped each st on the two ‘sides’ and then k them on the return row.
You have now turned the heel and are ready to start working the leg.
N1: continue to work in patt as set – resume at point you stopped at before the heel.
N2: work in pattern as for N1
Work until leg measures 5 (6, 7)” from heel then begin cuff.
N1: [Ktbl, p1] 14 (16, 18) times N2: as N1
Work until cuff is 1.5” or desired length and bind off with suitable stretchy bind off.
Weave in ends and wet block.
About the Designer: Louise Tilbrook
Louise Tilbrook is an enthusiastic (some would say obsessed) sock knitter living in Essex in the UK. Taught to knit at a young age, she encountered Ravelry and hasn’t looked back since. She has a range of patterns (including socks) available on Ravelry and many more in the pipeline. A northern girl at heart she is inspired by frequent visits to the beautiful English Lake District and loves cables, simple, stylish lace and soft subtle colours of nature. She loves to support the many wonderful independent dyers that are currently working in the UK.