A pretty pair of cabled socks feature twisted stitches, top-down construction, traditional short-row heel, and sizing for average and large feet.
Designer Judy Alexander
Finished Size 8½ (9½ )" foot circumference and 9½ (9¾ )" long from back of heel to tip of toe, to fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 7½ to 8 (8½ to 9). Foot length is adjustable. Socks shown in smaller size.
Yarn Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon; 215 yd [197 m]/57 g):
#38ns brick, 2 skeins for both sizes.
Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions Waste yarn; cable needle (cn); spare circular needle (cir) or set of dpn in same size or smaller than main needles for joining hem.
Gauge 16 sts and 25 rnds = 2" in St st; 12 sts of Flower and Double Chain charts measure about 1" wide.