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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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Wrought Iron socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Wrought Iron socks
Wrought Iron socks
Wrought Iron socks
Wrought Iron socks
Wrought Iron socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • work in the round
  • some experience with cables

Pattern Description:

The twisted stitches in this sock give the pattern its name, reflecting the intricacies of old-fashioned wrought iron. To counter-balance how the cabled stitches pull in the fabric slightly, the back of the sock is covered with a simple 4 stitch ribbed repeat. The ribbing is slightly cabled to complement the cabling on the front of the sock.

The cables in this pattern are simple 1/1 cables. You may wish to cable without a cable needle for a faster knitting experience. A link to the technique of cabling without a cable needle is included in the pattern


32 sts = 4 inches in stocking stitch; blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Womens medium (large), with a 8" (10") circumference


  • Approximately 325-375 yards (297- 343m) of fingering sock yarn or similar
  • US #1 (2.5 mm double-point needles

Suggested yarn:

375 yards of Fingering weight