Cabled Socks

Cabled socks

Let’s knit up these lovely cabled socks and accompanying chunky hot water bottle cover pattern  for cold winter nights. Knitted in luxuriously voluminous recycled cashmere, exclusively designed with Jacqui Fink for KPC hand knit yarns.

For over 70 years KPC Yarn has kept a close eye on every detail in the production process. From the source – their own livestock of sheep and goats in Australia – to overseeing all spinning and dyeing. Every ball of smooth yarn at KPC Yarn is made with the greatest care for quality. As an exclusive gift, KPC is giving all KOEL Readers 15% off with code KPCXKOEL until end of August.

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Cabled socks pattern

Grace Super Chunky
70% Recycled Cashmere, 30% Cashmere
240m per 400g cone (263 yards)
Meadow Super Chunky
100% Merino Wool
240m per 400g cone (263 yards)
x1 cone (of either Grace or Meadow Super Chunky)
Socks- approx. 200g’s, Hot Water Bottle Cover- approx. 200g’s

10mm 40cm circular needle
10mm double pointed needles – optional for toe shaping Cable needle
Stitch markers
Stitch holder
Small pom-pom maker
Large-eyed blunt tip sewing needle

10 X 10 CM
Measure over the stitches using 10mm needles: Stocking stitch / Cable pattern: 10 sts and 13 rows. Please test your tension before starting this project!

BO bind off
C4B  cable four stitches back
C4F cable four stitches front
C6B cable six stitches back
C6F  cable six stitches front
foll(s)  follow (s)
K  knit
K2tog  knit two stitches together
P  purl
P2tog  purl two stitches together
PM place stitch marker
PU  pick up
R  repeat
RM remove stitch marker
rnd  round
RS right side
sl  slip
SM  slip marker
st(s)  stitch(es)
YO  yarn over
** () []  indicates repeat

Worked in the round beginning with 1×1 ribbing before going into cabling pattern repeat. Heel flap is worked before the gusset and main body of the foot area. Toe shaping is completed last with decreasing and binding off.

MAKE – x2 Socks
Using 10mm needles cast on 28 sts. PM. Join to work in the rnd.
Work ribbing cuff as folls:
Rnd 1-6: (RS) *K1, P1 * rep * across all sts. SM.

Cabled socks pattern

Now begin working in cable pattern rep, while decreasing towards the ankle, as folls:
Rnd 1- 3: (RS) K8, P2, K8, P2, K8. SM
Rnd 4: K6, K2tog, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, SSK, K6. SM (26 sts)
Rnd 5-7: K7, P2, K8, P2, K7. SM
Rnd 8: K5, K2tog, P2, K8, P2, SSK, K5. SM (24 sts)
Rnd 9: K6, P2, K8, P2, K6. SM
Rnd 10: K6, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K6. SM.
Rnd 11: K6, P2, K8, P2, K6. SM
Rnd 12: K4, K2tog, P2, K8, P2, SSK, K4. SM (22 sts)
Rnd 13-15: K5, P2, K8, P2, K5. SM
Rnd 16: K3, K2tog, P2, C4B, C4B, P2, SSK, K3. SM (20 sts)
Rnd 17 – 19: K4, P2, K8, P2, K4. SM (20 sts) Divide for heal flap as folls:
(RS): K4, P2, K 8 sts – put these 8 sts onto holder for instep. P2, K4. RM.
Now work in st st for the sections either side of the cable, working across all 12 sts as folls: Row 1: (RS) K4, P2. Turn work to join two sections together (12sts)
* Row 2: (WS) P all. (12 sts)
Row 3: (RS) K all. (12 sts)
Rep row 2-3 once more.
Row 6: (WS) P all. *
Row 7: (RS) K all. (12 sts)
Rep * once more, ending WS.

Turn heel as folls:
Row 1: (RS) K6, K2tog, K3, turn. (Hold 1 sts) (11 sts)
Row 2: (WS) P6, P2tog, P1, turn. (Hold 1 sts) (10 sts)
Row 3: (RS) K5, K2tog, K1, turn. (Hold 1 sts) (9 sts)
Row 4: (WS) P5, P2tog, turn. (Hold 1 sts) (8 sts)
Row 5: (RS) K4, K2tog, K1. (7 sts)
Row 6: (WS) P across rem 7 sts. (7 sts)

Now work gusset and foot shaping as folls:
Rnd 1: (RS) K7 sts from heel turning, PU 9 sts along heel flap edge, K across 8 cable sts, PU 9 sts along other heel flat edge. PM. (33 sts)

Now shape toe as folls:
Rnd 2: K14, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K7, SM.
Rnd 3: K12, K2tog, P2, K8, P2, SSK, K5, SM. (31 sts)
Rnd 4: K13, P2, K8, P2, K6, SM.
Rnd 5: K11, K2tog, P2, K8, P2, SSK, K4, SM. (29 sts)
Rnd 6: K12, P2, K8, P2, K5, SM.
Rnd 7: K10, K2tog, P2, K8, P2, SSK, K3, SM. (27 sts)
Rnd 8: K11, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K4, SM.
Rnd 9: K9, K2tog, P2, K8, P2, SSK, K2, SM. (25 sts)
Rnd 10: K10, P2, K8, P2, K3, SM.
Rnd 11: K8, K2tog, P2, K8, P2, SSK, K1, SM. (23 sts)
Rnd 12: K9, P2, K8, P2, K2, SM.
Rnd 13: K7, K2tog, P2, K8, P2, SSK, SM. (21 sts)
Rnd 14: K8, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K1, SM.
Rnd 15 – 18: K8, P2, K8, P2, K1, SM.
Rnd 19: K8, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K1, SM.
Rnd 20 – 23: K8, P2, K8, P2, K1, SM.

Shape toe as folls – using DPN’s if preferred:
Rnd 1: K8, P2, SSK, K4, K2tog, P2, K1, SM. (19 sts)
Rnd 2: K8, P2, K6, P2, K1, SM.
Rnd 3: K8, P2, SSK, K2, K2tog, P2, K1, SM. (17 sts)
Rnd 4: K8, P2, K4, P2, K1, SM.
Rnd 5: K8, P2, SSK, K2tog, P2, K1, RM. (15 sts)
Last rnd: K2tog. (14 sts)

Now divide the sts equally onto 2 needles.
Turn sock inside out.
Now BO using 3 needle BO method.

Make plaited chain Plait x3 70cm lengths of yarn together. Thread both ends through the cables middle stitch. Tie in a bow to secure in place.

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