Cable pattern

Kristen asked for the slip-stitch cable rib I used on my Koigu socks. It’s a dead simple four-stitch/five-row pattern (and is, as I said, based on the cables used on Amelia’s socks here so some of these instructions come from her).

Sl1 = Slip next st as if to purl.
C3F = Slip next st onto cable needle and hold at front of work. K next 2 sts, K1 from cable needle.
C3B = Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work. K next st, K2 from cable needle.

LEFT SOCK (actually, it doesn’t matter whether it’s left or right, it’s just the fact that one sock is a mirror image of the other)
Round 1 – P1, K3. Repeat to end of round.
Round 2 – As Round 1.
Round 3 – P1, Sl1, K2. Repeat to end of round.
Round 4 – P1, C3F. Repeat to end of round
Round 5 – As Round 1.

RIGHT SOCK
Round 1 – P1, K3. Repeat to end of round.
Round 2 – As Round 1.
Round 3 – P1, K2, Sl1. Repeat to end of round.
Round 4 – P1, C3B. Repeat to end of round.
Round 5 – As Round 1.

That’s it. And it produces a lovely fitting sock, yet with plenty of stretch, and looks surprisingly impressive. I did mine toe-up with short-row toes and heel, but you could do it top-down too, the cables would just be the other way around.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! I have it bookmarked for when I’m ready.

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