Balin is a unisex sock pattern in two sizes worked top-down with a cable pattern on the front and double seed stitch on the back. The pattern continues onto the heel flap. The socks are nished with a spiral toe that doesn't require grafting. The cables will be shown to best advantage in a solid or semi-solid yarn. The pattern has a moderate amount of stretch but it is recommended to try on the sock as you knit to ensure a good fit. Both charted and written instructions are included.
This pattern is available as a single download. It is also published in the ebook collection, Homestead Cables: http://knottygnome.blogspot.com/p/knottygnome-designs-for-sale.html#homestead
Gauge After Blocking
32 stitches / 46 rows = 4in / 10cm in stockinette on #1.5 (2.5mm) needles
I engage in many crafts including knitting, spinning, crochet, quilting, sewing, and embroidery. My husband and I are permitted to co-exist with our three cats, our dog, and my crafting supplies.
I have had knitting patterns published in Knotions, Knitcircus, and Interweave Knits Accessories, and the Fresh Designs book series.
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