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“One of the best ways to drain people’s energy nowadays is via the internet.”

This toe-up sock begins with sensual cables in a dramatic color that are drained of their energy and eventually give way to boring ribbing in a plain color. It was inspired by Colin Robinson from What We Do in the Shadows.

This pattern was originally released as part of Super Sock Scarefest 2022.

This sock is knitted from the bottom up and has a short-row heel with optional mini-gusset. It features a cable motif in the main color that gradually transitions to a ribbed pattern in the contrast color.

Solids or tonals work best for this pattern. I also recommend a deeper/bolder color for MC and a plain/neutral color for CC.

Both charts and written instructions are provided. Please check the Table of Contents before printing to avoid printing sizes you don’t need!

A low-vision version of the pattern is also available. This version is written in 24 point sans serif font (Arial) in all black text. It has no italics. All of the directions are fully written out. 

Finished circumferences
7 (8, 9, 10) in / 18 (20.5, 23, 25.5) cm 

To fit
8 (9, 10, 11) in / 20.5 (23, 25.5, 28) cm 
...with approx. 1 in / 2.5 cm negative ease
Instructions for optional calf-shaping are provided in pattern.

2 colors of light fingering or fingering weight yarn in wool, a wool blend, or other fiber with good stretch and memory; avoid fiber that grows when worn or is particularly slinky or drapey. Fiber should be naturally hard-wearing enough for socks (polwarth, BFL), or have some nylon or silk for strength. Avoid single-ply.

Sample shown in Knit Picks Stroll in Garnet Heather and Cork (75% Merino, 25% Nylon).

MC: 225 (274, 338, 386) yd / 206 (251, 309, 353) m
CC: 100 (122, 150, 172) yd / 91 (112, 137, 157) m

32 sts, 50 rnds per 4 in / 10 cm in stockinette

US 0 / 2.00 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge
embroidery needle
stitch markers 
cable needle

This pattern was tech-edited by snooptiggercrafts.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (17MB)
  • PDF (13MB)

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