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Walk on the Wild Side

Why not take a walk on the wild side with these toe-up socks that feature both colourwork and cables? Actually, they’re not so hard as they look as the multi-coloured effect is achieved using slipped stitches so that only one colour is used at a time, even while working the cables.
Also, take advantage of a clever method that guarantees no jogs between colour changes - read more about it at

Sizes - measured around mid-foot
  • Small - 7 - 8” (17.75 - 20.25cm)
  • Medium - 8 - 9” (20.25 - 22.75cm)
  • Large - 9 - 10” (22.75 - 25.5cm)
36 sts and 48 rounds = 4" (10cm) in stocking stitch in the round

Yarn Requirements
100g/400m 4ply/fingering weight sock yarn.  Any that gives gauge should be suitable.  You'll need equal amounts (approx 50g) of two contrasting colours.

The sample was knit using Artesano Yarns Definition Sock. Sadly this is not currently available, but it can be substituted for any sock yarn with similar qualities - Regia or West Yorkshire Spinners sock yarns would work well for example.

Needles and Notions
  • 2.25mm (US 1) circular needle, or dpns
  • 2 Stitch markers 
  • 2 Cable needles 
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Instructions for the pattern are both charted and fully written out so you can choose which you prefer.

You will get a PDF (304KB) file

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