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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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Boone Socks

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Boone Socks
Boone Socks
Boone Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • short rows
  • simple cables
  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

Cabled socks are lovely, and ribbed socks always fit so nicely, but it can be a challenge to pair the two techniques. In this toe-up pattern, a simple cable twist pattern flows up the sides of the sock from toe to cuff while ribbing fills in the space on the instep and sole. The pattern is maintained over the short-row heel. In all ways this sock is centered on comfort; the thick cotton/silver/lycra yarn cushions and coddles the feet, a slight gusset keeps the heel from binding, and the short leg allows for comfort even in the warmest months. These are quick, happy socks, with just a twist of cable along the sides!

Boone, North Carolina, is one of my favorite vacation destinations. It's a bit funky, a bit crunchy, and very grounded in the natural wonder of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The yarn, SilverSpun, is Carolina-made, designed and spun on the NC State University campus. My first job was at NCSUso these socks are special to me on many levels.

This pattern was supported by Feel Good Yarn Co and is available in print copy via FGYCo distribution: http://feelgoodyarnco.com.


32 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches in 4x4 ribbing

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's S (M, L); foot circumference: 7 (8, 9)in / 18 (20.5, 23) cm


  • US 3 - 3.25 mm double pointed needles
  • stitch markers
  • yarn needle
  • 300 - 450 yards (274 - 411 m) sportweight yarn

Suggested yarn:

450 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Feel Good Yarn Co SimplySilver