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Boone Socks


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  • Cables|Short Rows

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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: BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY short rows simple cables knitting in the round GAUGE 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 SUGGESTED YARN 450 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Feel Good Yarn Co SimplySilver

Recommended with this pattern

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

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
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 women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.