Inner Light Socks
Star Trek may seem a far cry from Celtic cables but my favourite TNG (The Next Generation) episode of all time is “The Inner Light” (Season 5 Episode 25 if you want to check it out). Captain Picard learns the flute during his experience on the planet Kataan and plays the most beautiful melody ~ composed by Jay Chattaway ~ that is very worthy of cables. It is a tune of hope.
Inner Light are our Holiday socks for 2020 - garlands and wreaths and toasty toes, oh my!
These toe-up socks begin with a barn toe.
The cables on the instep and leg are mirrored on the right and left sock.
The sole is worked in Stockinette stitch (knit every round).
The gusset increases are worked at the sides of the sole.
The heel is turned using a short row heel cap which means no picking up stitches.
The heel flap is worked in a standard slipped-stitch pattern.
Sample shown in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 437yds / 400m per 100g) in Cayenne Pepper 510 .
Cable patterns are charted only.
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)“ / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
Finished foot length: 8.25 (9.5, 10)” / 21 (24, 25.5)cm.
Bottom of heel to top of ribbing: approx. 11” / 28cm.
370 (400, 430)yds / 338 (366, 393)m in Fingering / Sock-weight yarn.
2.5mm / US1.5 for small circumference knitting (see Needle Notes) or size required to obtain gauge.
32 sts and 44 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, in the round, blocked.
Stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel; FirSprite.
Charting Software: Stitchmastery.
Stitch Muse: Annie Maloney
Test knit by: dragonxser, junjunjun, susu2u, IAlsoQuilt, bgow, snowpansy and Cydiba.
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