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Free Sock Knitting Pattern: Cable Rib Socks

Cable Rib free sock knitting pattern
Terrible picture of cute socks!

Years ago, when I worked at Interweave, I designed the free sock knitting pattern, Cable Rib Socks. It appeared in a free eBook called Knitting Patterns for Knitting Accessories. A new version of this eBook is on the site now, and the sock pattern isn’t in it. Since people have asked me for the pattern, so I decided to put it on The Craftermath.

Download the free pattern here: Cable Rib Socks.

Sorry for the HORRIBLE PHOTOS. Funny story, I only knit one of these, and through the magic of Photoshop, two appeared in the eBook. Yeah, fake news. I’m going to knit these again so I can have a better photo, and a complete pair of socks.

The original pattern was knit from Zauberball Crazy, which I love, but I really think the stitch pattern would shine with a solid yarn. I’ll have to search my stash and see what I have. Probably nothing—yay, time to shop!

Cable Rib free sock knitting pattern
Cable Rib Socks from Ravelry user CazzaKnitter. Her yarn choice is perfect; it really shows off the stitch pattern.

I’m not the most prolific sock knitter, and truthfully, I don’t really enjoy knitting socks. I tend to have a death grip on those tiny needles, and my hands aren’t happy. Maybe I should try knitting on bamboo needles. Do any of you sock knitters have advice on this?

I’m heading to Phoenix in a couple of weeks, and this will be my travel project. Here’s hoping I can finish them up!

Cheers,

1KCsigCable Rib Socks

P.S. Let me know if you have any sock-knitting advice for me. I could use it!

 

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Faux Isle with the Flurries Hat

My newest free hat knitting pattern is available today on Countryside Network! It’s called the Flurries Hat because it features a snowflake motif.

I used my favorite faux isle technique, which is stranded knitting with a solid main color and a variegated or self-striping contrasting color. Here’s the motif on Flurries:

Flurries free hat knitting pattern

I got this stitch pattern from the Harmony Guides: Colorwork Stitches, and incorporated it into an easy beanie pattern.

As soon as this hat was done, Mimi put it on and she’s worn it almost every day this winter! So cute on her, right?

flurries free hat knitting pattern

Her hair is perfect for it, too.

I had so much fun writing this pattern; the first part of the joy was choosing the yarn. I looked through all of the yarns at Alpaca Direct, finally settling on Berroco Vintage. I love knitting with Vintage—it comes in a wonderful array of colors, it’s washable, and it’s super-economical.

I chose charcoal for my main color and purple haze for my contrasting color. The purples and blues make nice color changes for the snowflake motif.

The great thing about knitting stranded colorwork with variegated yarn is that the yarn does the work for you. The snowflake section of Flurries is so colorful and wintry, and it’s all done with just two yarns, the main and contrasting colors! You’re welcome.

Several years ago, I designed my Faux Isle Hat for Interweave (also a free pattern!).

free hat knitting pattern
Left: My original Faux Isle Hat; Mimi’s red version

I loved the technique so much, and I wanted to use it again—so here you go!

The pattern includes an adult version (20″ circumference) and a toddler version. Make matchies for you and your little one.

Hope you like it!

Cheers,

1KCsig