This pattern is part of the
Adventure Cables: Brave New Stitch Crossings and 19 Knitting Patterns book
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Columns of garter stitch and stockinette are crossed over each other in the highly textured Beacon Rock Socks. Cabling takes place over knit stitches for a simple first step into cables using texture; placing texture into the cable but not working the texture during the cable process. The heels and toe are worked with short rows for a totally seamless and stretchy sock.
The cable pattern for these socks was really inspired by trails in the woods, I love how smaller trails seem to flicker and flow with areas of deep texture interspersed with smooth sections. The cushy and seamless garter stitch toe and heel are included for total comfort on tired feet that have just embarked on a new journey.
Yarn weight # 1
6 ¼ (7 ½, 8 ¾, 10)“/15.5 (19, 22 25.5) cm leg circumference. Socks shown measure 7 ½”/19 cm; modeled with 1.5”/3.75 cm of negative ease. Socks are very stretchy and will accommodate a great deal of ease, choose a size that will result in at least 1 ½-2 ½“/3.75-6.5 cm of negative ease.
Valley Yarns Huntington (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 218 yd 199 m/1 ¼ oz 50 g): #4150 red 2 (3, 3, 3) skeins, please note that the second size uses exactly 2 skeins of yarn and so it is recommended to purchase 3 skeins for that size.
Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
2 Markers (m); cable needle (cn) optional; tapestry needle.
25 ½ sts and 27 ¾ rnds = 2”/5 cm in Texture and Cables pattern unstretched.
18 sts and 23 ½ rnds = 2”/5 cm in stockinette pattern unstretched.
These socks are worked from the top down in the round, the upper leg and top of sock are worked with more stitches than the sole of the sock. The short row heel is worked over the larger number of stitches for a deeper fit, and stitches are decreased for the stockinette sole after the heel is complete. Stitches are decreased on the top of the sock before working the short row toe and the toe is seamed to the sole on the bottom of the sock.