Monday, February 20, 2012

While doing the stripey sock (the toes were done with leftovers from this sock pattern. I finished up the instructions for the cable and lace socks.  This was done quickly and I hope it isn't too confusing. The socks are so lovely and Malabrigo Sock Yarn so soft.  Plus the pattern looks very slimming with its long verticals.  The knitting went quickly, too.  I knitted without a cable needle so it was easy not fussing with a little cable needle.  I love this pattern and will sure to use it again---maybe in fingerless gloves.

MoMo's Simple Cable and Lace Socks

Something simple and straightforward
easy to do wherever and not have to worry about what's around the corner.

Pattern is simple and elegant. It is good for knitting while watching television of your favorite reruns. (I like to watch PBS Masterpiece Theater)
Please forgive me if there are errors. I tried my best!
It really is a basic top down sock. Just add the pattern around theleg. Split for heel flap using 36 stitches. Keep 34 stitches for pattern on instep.

Momo's Simple Cable and Lace Socks

Finished size is small-size 6 shoe/37Eur
This pattern easily adaptable to smaller or larger sizes.
Use larger needles or lengthen foot. Pattern repeats in 8 rows making alterations easy.

Yarn: Malabrigo Sock (420 yds) 1 skein (only used approx. 3/4)

Needles: Size 1

Gauge: 8 stitches to 1”

Cast on 70 stitches.
Arrange stitches on three needles:
17, 35, 18
Careful not to twist stitches, join for round knitting in the. Mark beginning of row.
Knit 1 row.
Purl 1 row.
Knit 1 row.
Purl 1 row.

Using chart begin pattern. Pattern repeat is 10 stitches. Last for in light gray are for the last 4 stitches of the round. Repeat pattern for desired length. I did 8 cable oval sets.

Heel Flap:
At marker, turn to wrong side.
Slip 1 purlwise.
Purl 35.

Slip one knit wise
K1, Sl 1 across ending with K1

Repeat these two rows 15 times (30 rows).


K20. K2tog. K1. Turn
Sl 1 Purlwise, P7, P2tog

K across to stitch before gap. Take this stitch and next stitch in a ssk to close this gap. Turn.
S1, purl to 1 st before gap. P2tog to close gap.
Continue in this fashion until all stitches are worked.
There should be 22 stitches.

Now for the fun part.


With a new needle (Needle 1)

Pick up 15 stitches in each of the chain on side of flap. (Gusset stitches)

Needle 2: Continue cable and lace pattern at across instep (starting and ending with purl)
*34 stitches

Pick up 15 stitches again on flap with another needle (Needle 3)
Knit across 11 stitches on the heel flap. Slip marker.

You now have 4 needles with stitches.

Needle 1 has from right to left: 11 stitches, a marker, 11 stitches
Needle 2: 15 gusset stitches
Needle 3 (top of foot): pattern of 34 stitches
Needle 4: 15 gusset stitches

Continue pattern (instep)
Knit 11. Sl marker.

P12. P2tog. P1.
P1. P2tog. P12.
Knit across to marker. Sl marker.

Repeat these two rows twice more. At this point change to knit stitch instead of purl and continue decrease until there is 7 gusset stitches remaining on both sides. (Redistribute stitches if more comfortable onto 4 needles)

Continue stockinette and pattern until 1 3/4” less than desired length. Begin decrease for toe.


Knit one row and also redistribute sts so that pattern stitches (instep) are on one needle and sole stitches are two.

(Needle 1 has 17 stitches, Needle 2 has 35 stitches, Needle 3 has 18 stitches)

Row 1:

Starting with needle 1 knit until last 3 sts. K2 tog. K1.
On needle 2 (instep) K1. Ssk. Knit till last 3 stitches. K2 tog. K1.
Needle 3: K1. Ssk. Knit to end of needle.

Row 2:

Continue these two rows until 8 stitches remain. Leave 10-12” tail. Use Kirchner stitch.

Row 8

Row_ 7

Row 6

Row 5

Row 4
Row 3

Row 2

Row 1



Pattern repeat is 10 stitches. Last four stitches on chart for last 4 stitches in the round on the leg. For instep it is repeated 3 times with last four stitches.


YO (yarnover)
Cable 2*

*The four triangles set is a cable 2: slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to back of work, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle. Or you can slip 2 sts purlwise to right needle. Knit next two stitches. Pull those two stitches off needle by pinching back of loops (hold firm) and slip the two slip sts back to left in front of the held stitches. Now put two held stitches onto right needle. It is faster than using a cable needle. For visual ck: http://

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