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This is really a 2 in 1 type of pattern! there are two cable options for these socks so you can knit each sock in the pair with a different but similar cable running down the front. Hence the name, Sisters Not Twins as the socks turn out to be non identical but with the same feel.

The pattern is both charted and written out as well as that instructions are given for both toe up and cuff down knitting in 7 different sock sizes! That is a lot of different combinations to play around with!

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What you will need:

• Yarn – 100g Sock Yarn (approx. 365-400m / 400-440 yds) Sample knit in Dragon Hoard Yarn on the Myth base in the Come Alive Colourway (75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon).

(Note the photo to the right shows the Socks with the Spine Cable on the Left sock and the Fishtail Cable on the right Sock – please see photos on pattern page for additional pictures)

• Needles – 2.25mm or 2.5mm (US 1 or 1.5) on a long cable for magic loop (I suggest 40” / 100cm for two at a time knitting).

• Notions – Optional - A progress keeper to keep track of row count / pattern repeats (this can also work to mark the instep side of your work). Cable Needle (also optional if you know how to cable without a cable needle).

• Gauge – Approx 8 sts/inch in stockinette

• Size – Socks are sized in XS (S / S-M / M / M-L / L / XL). Sizes are based on foot circumference and not length as you knit the sock as long as you need to in order to fit the recipient. Please also note that socks need to have about 1-2 inches (2.5-5cm) of negative ease in order to provide a nice snug fit around the foot without being too baggy. Further, socks will loosen up over time and with wear so personally I prefer a nice snug fit at the start to reduce this effect later.
  • 48 sts – X-Small for a foot circumference of approx. 6-7 inches
  • 56 sts - Small for a foot circumference of approx. 8-9 inches
  • 60 sts - Small/Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 8.5-9.5 inches
  • 64 sts - Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 9-10 inches
  • 68 sts - Medium/Large for a foot circumference of approx. 9.5-10.5 inches
  • 72 sts - Large for a foot circumference of approx. 10-11 inches
  • 80 sts – X-Large for a foot circumference of approx. 11-12 inches

Notes for Printing:

• Instructions for the Stitch Pattern are on Pages 4-10 (please only print the page you need for your size to save on paper)
• Instructions for Cuff Down are on Page 11
• Instructions for Toe Up are on Page 12
• German Short Row Heel instructions are on Page 13
• Modified Heel Flap Adjustment instructions are in a separate PDF that can be found with this pattern in your Ravelry Library.

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Note about Instructions:

• I knit my socks using the Magic Loop method, however; the pattern can be adapted to use DPN’s or 9 inch Circulars or your preferred method for knitting socks.

• As there are two cable options to choose from in this design you can opt to do one sock in each design or pick one design and do both socks in the pair the same.

• At the end of the pattern you will find the generic instructions for the German Short Row Heel which is worked exactly the same way for both Toe Up and Cuff Down socks.

• To work the GSR heel (or any heel) in Garter Stitch you will just need to knit every row rather than purl the wrong side rows.

• The Modified Heel Flap Adjustment (MHFA) instructions can be found as a separate PDF download along with this pattern. This was done to reduce the file size of this pattern.
You will get a PDF (5MB) file