William Street Socks

Designer: Lisa Shroyer
Published: October 8, 2007
Technique: Cables
Skill Level: Intermediate

These socks are generously woven in a cable pattern without purl stitches that give a cushiony fabric—perfect under Birkenstocks or clogs.

Finished Size: About 7¾" foot circumference and 10½" from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit woman’s U.S. shoe sizes 9½ to 10½. Note: To make longer or shorter socks, adjust the foot length as necessary.

Yarn: Schachenmayr Regia Tweed 6-Fadig (55% merino, 25% nylon, 20% silk; 137 yd [125 m]/50 g): #10 chocolate, 3 balls (see Notes). Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.

Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn), or optional 40" circular (cir) if using magic-loop method. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

Gauge: 12 sts and 18 rnds = 2" in St st worked in the rnd.

Skill Level: Intermediate.


Updated to reflect corrections on 11/24/08.

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