Interweave Knits and sock design have gone hand in hand for the past twenty years. The standard gift for such a milestone anniversary is platinum, which represents strength and stability. The Poudre Socks fit the bill—the yarn is a strong combination of wool, alpaca, acrylic, and viscose, and the tight gauge gives them great stability. The socks are worked from the top down in a cable pattern that’s both easy and interesting to knit.
Skill Level Intermediate
Finished Size 6½ (8, 9, 10)” foot circumference and 7 (9½, 10¼, 11)” long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable. Socks shown measure 8″.
Yarn Queensland Collection Rustic Tweed (63% wool, 27% alpaca, 7% acrylic, 3% viscose; 318 yd [292 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #116 pumpkin, 1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s). Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.
Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holder; tapestry needle.
Gauge 28 sts and 38 rnds = 4″ in St st on smaller needles; 18 sts of Crossing Cables chart = 2¼” wide.