These beautiful cable and bead socks are simple to knit yet stunning to look at! New to beading with a cable needle? Fear not there are tutorials included in the pattern. (Be warned though, once you start you will be adding beads to all your projects!)
Not a fan of beads? Simply omit the beads and you will still have yourself a pair of very pretty socks.
To knit these socks, you will need to be familiar with top down socks construction with a heel flap.
Be able to:
- sl 1 - slip next stitch purlwise
- ktbl -knit next st through back loop, twisting stitch
- ssk - slip 1, slip 1, knit these 2 slipped sts together
- k2tog - knit next two stitches together to decrease one stitch
- yo - yarn over
- CDD - slip next two stitches together as if to knit, knit next stitch, pass slipped sts over
- Bead (see ‘Knitting with beads’ instructions included in pattern)
100g 4ply sock yarn (one 100g skein). 75% merino, 25% nylon. 100g/400m/436yds
Double pointed 2.5mm (US 1.5) US or circular needles for working in the round
0.75mm (USA 13) for beading only
- Size 6 seed beads, Debbie Abrahams, Colour 337 (approx. 72 beads)
- Stitch markers
- Cable needle
The pattern uses the crochet hook method of apply beads. (Beads can easily be omitted from this design).
The large cables make the sock a snug fit, if you are between sizes in the chart below, I suggest you opt for the larger size.
To choose the best fit, measure the foot around the widest point of the foot and knit the size closest to the ‘to fit foot circumference’ size.
Finished foot circumference: 18.5 cm / 7.25 in (20 cm / 8 in, 21.5 cm / 8.5 in, 23 cm / 9 in)
To fit foot circumference: 20 cm / 8 in (21.5 cm / 8.5 in, 23 cm / 9 in, 24.5 cm / 9.5 in)