Knit: Cable Boot Socks

Although we’re still in the depths of winter up here in Canada, I can’t help but dream of crisp fall days. Besides the beautiful leaves and relatively mild weather, I love fall fashion and layering. I’m the kind of gal that will start wearing boots as soon as it’s socially acceptable (sometimes sooner), so wearing thick socks is often a bit too much for 15 degrees plus. Therein lies the beauty of boot socks.

I call these knit tubes socks, but they are clearly knit tubes. This was one of the first patters where I exercised the cable technique. Truthfully, I would apply a cable and Fair Isle in some way, shape or form to every pattern—but I won’t.

Cable Boot Socks | Yarn, Things, Etc.

I chose to knit each piece flat and then knit together, but this pattern could easily be achieved in the round. I ask that you take the pattern below with a grain of salt. I write everything in the most literal way that I can remember it. One day I hope to be a pro pattern writer—all in good time.

Cable Boot Socks

Cable Boot Socks | Yarn, Things, Etc.

Knit & Weave

Materials:

  • Worsted weight wool or acrylic yarn
  • Size 9 knitting needles
  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used:

  • Knit
  • Purl

Pattern:

Cast on 72 stitches

1-5: K1, P1 in 1×1 ribbing

6: *K8, P8 to end of row

7: P8, K8 to end of row

8: K8, P8

9: P8, K8

10: K8, P8

11: P8, C8F to end of row

12-25: Repeat from *

26: K8, P8 to end of row

27: P8, K8 to end of row

28: K8

29: P8

30: K8

31-35: K1, P1 in 1×1 ribbing

Cast off and weave pieces together on the reverse side

Repeat pattern for two “socks”

Happy knitting!

J

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