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I've been crafting since forever, knitting fanatically since about 2006 and designing since 2008. When not knitting, I teach university students about primates and play with my horses.

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Aliso Creek Socks

from Verybusymonkey Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Aliso Creek Socks
Aliso Creek Socks
Aliso Creek Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cable knitting
  • knitting in the round
  • chart reading
  • picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

Years ago, I took time off of college and went home. I kept my horse at a barn in the mountains and it was there that we discovered trail riding. We would go, almost every day, for a run through the canyon. Up and down hills, through water, around trees, it was fantastic. When I dyed this yarn, I immediately thought of mountains and rivers, and I thought of those trails. It turns out that the name of the creek that ran through "our" canyon is called Aliso Creek, hence the name.

These socks are knit top-down in cable pattern reminiscent of flowing water, with some subtle gusset details. It took many tries and a lot of work to get this pattern to look the way I envisioned. I think it turned out nicely in the end, though, and I hope you enjoy it too.

Also, keep in mind that cables don't produce a stretchy fabric so you may want to add some ribbing to the side or use a thicker yarn if you're worried they are too tight.


28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 64-st size


  • 350+ Yards fingering weight sock yarn
  • US size 2.5 needles
  • cable needle

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of Fingering weight