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Cirque Cabled Socks


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This sock evokes memories of a particular breed of circus where fantastical creatures, obnoxious clowns and acrobatic performers unite to entrance the mind and enthrall the spirit. Here, rivulets of cables flow from the top of the leg, gently curving themselves around the heel and toe. The channels of smaller cables are actually twisted stitches; these simple embellishments make a stunning detail when carried down the edges of the foot and around the toe. A clever twist on the three-needle bindoff finishes these socks in style, and is flatter and more comfortable than might first appear. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Cable stitches Working in the round Basic increasing Basic decreasing Picking up stitches along an edge GAUGE 32 sts/48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Women's small (shoe size 5-7) Women's large (shoe size 8-10) SUGGESTED YARN 460 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Knit Picks Essential COLORWAY Grasshopper

Recommended with this pattern

  • Knit Picks Essential 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 231 yards per 50 gram ball color: Grasshopper; 2 balls
  • Set of 5 US 1/2.25 mm double pointed needles OR 32-inch circular needle for working magic loop
  • Cable Needle

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Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, crewel, plastic canvas, weaving, knitting, crochet, beading, jewelry making...the list goes on. These days, I am a full-time knitwear designer whose work has been seen in publications like Interweave Knits,, Knitscene Magazine, The Knitter, Your Knitting Life, and more! You can find me online at, or on social networking sites (like Twitter, Ravelry, and Etsy) as TheSexyKnitter.

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