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Dave Finally Gets His Socks

from Sunset Cat Designs by Stephannie Tallent
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Dave Finally Gets His Socks
Dave Finally Gets His Socks
Dave Finally Gets His Socks
Dave Finally Gets His Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, cabling, reading charts, picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

My husband Dave patiently watched me make multiple pairs of house socks for other people...until he plaintively mentioned he'd like a pair, too!

Because he loves Celtic cables, I picked a four strand braid for the main cable pattern, and created closed cables for the gussets.

Directions are given separately for the HEAVY WORSTED/ARAN (HW) & LIGHT WORSTED/ WORSTED (LW) versions.

Work the LEFT SOCK CHART for the left sock, & RIGHT SOCK CHART for the right sock. Both GUSSET CHARTS are used in each sock.

Directions for HEAVY WORSTED/ARAN (HW) begin on page 4.
CHARTS are located on pages 5 & 6.

For the foot, if you need to end earlier than 11/2in / 4cm (HW) (or) 13/4in / 4.5cm (LW) based on your round gauge in order to end on ROUND 11, do so; knit extra rounds even for the toe.


20 sts & 36 rounds = 4in / 10cm in St st with larger needles

Cable repeat 23/4in / 7cm wide by 11/2in / 4cm tall with larger needles

28 sts & 36 rounds = 4in / 10cm in St st in St st with larger needles

Cable repeat 21/4in / 5.5cm wide by 11/4in / 3cm tall with larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZES To fit men's US size 71/2-8, women's 91/2-10. To knit a women's sm/med, use LW yarn with the HW directions and knit length to fit. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (UNSTRETCHED) From Cuff to Top of Heel Flap: 3in / 7.5cm Foot Length: 9in / 23cm as shown. Make sock longer or shorter as needed for smaller or larger sizes Foot Circumference: 8in / 20.5cm


  • YARN HW: 235 yds / 215m heavy worsted or aran yarn. Sample (photos on Ravelry) knit in Lamb's Pride Worsted, 85% wool 15% mohair (190 yds / 4oz), 1.25 skeins. LW: 330 yds / 300m light worsted yarn. Sample knit in Knit Picks Swish Worsted, 100% superwash merino wool (110 yds / 50g), 3 balls, Camel Heather. NEEDLES HW: US5 / 3.75mm or size needed to obtain gauge. LW: US3 / 3.25mm or size needed to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • (3) stitch markers, 1 unique for beginning of round; yarn needle; cable needle
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About the designer

Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting ...

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