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Maritimers Socks for Men and Women


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  • Cables|Short Rows

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Worked from the top down in undulating cables and twisted rib, these socks are handsome for both men and women. The cables are cleverly designed to flow right out of the ribbed cuff and down into the heel flap. The 4-page PDF includes both charts and written instructions for each row of the cable sections. If you prefer to work toe-up socks, working from the chart will result in the same look (note that the pattern does not include instructions for working toe-up socks). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Twisted knit stitch Make 1 (left leaning and right leaning) Basic increasing Basic decreasing Using stitch markers Short Rows (used to shape heel) Working in the round Kitchener Stitch Cables worked with twisted stitches GAUGE 38 sts/52 rounds = 10 cm/4 inches in stocking stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sock is extremely stretchy and will be comfortable on ankles ranging from 10 in-12 in

Supplies Needed

  • Regia Extra Twist Merino (75% Superwash Wool, 25% Polyamid; 210m per 50g ball); 3 balls #09358 Mittelgrau
  • 2 mm/US 0 80-cm circular needle OR set of 5 double pointed needles
  • 3 stitch markers

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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.