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Toronto, Ontario

I prefer to design simple patterns that are (relatively) easy to knit. It might be redundant to say so, but I design socks that I’d want to knit. I want a pattern that looks fantastic, but isn’t ...

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Tread Lightly

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round, cabling, basic sock construction

Pattern Description:

These socks are a cable-lovers dream, with zig-zagging cables on the front, and the V-shaped cables on the back of the sock.

These socks will require a bit of attention but it's quite easy to get into the rhythm of the cables. There are rest rows on the front and back of the sock, but these don't always coincide so you'll be cabling often. Sharp-tipped needles are recommended for easier cabling.

Sock is knit cuff down.

The cables in this pattern are simple 2/1 and 1/2 cables. You may wish to cable without a cable needle for a faster knitting experience. The technique of cabling without a cable needle is described in the Knitty Winter 2007 issue


30 stitches = 4 inches in stocking stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • medium (8"), large (9"), and extra large (10")


  • 355-450 yards (324- 411m) of fingering sock yarn .
  • 1 set of 5 US #1 (2.5 mm) double-pointed or circular needles, or size needles required to obtain gauge. (If you prefer using 2.25mm needles for your socks, I strongly recommend swatching and/or going up a size.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Starri, by Raventwist