Cecily Toe Up Cable Socks

Inspired by windswept snowbanks, the Cecily socks feature a flowing, travelling cable pattern that runs up and down this classy design. There’s even a cute cabled detail at the back of each ankle for a unique twist!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 7.5 (8.25)” / [19 (21) cm] foot circumference unstretched to fit foot circumference 8.5 (9.5)” / [22-23 (24-25) cm]

Gauge: 34 sts and 48 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Austermann Step Classic (75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 459 yards [420 meters]/100 grams): 1000 Natur (1 ball)

Needles: US size 1½ / (2.5 mm) 32” circular

Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

C4B: Sl 2 sts on cable needle and hold at back, knit next 2 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle

C4F: Sl 2 sts on cable needle and hold at front, knit next 2 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle

C4BP: Sl 2 sts on cable needle and hold at back, knit next 2 sts from left hand needle, then purl sts from cable needle

C4FP: Sl 2 sts on cable needle and hold at front, purl next 2 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle

M1l: With left needle, pick up the bar between the sts from front to back, knit into the back of the lifted bar

M1r: With left needle, pick up the bar between the sts from back to front and knit into the front of the lifted bar

Pattern Notes

The pattern is written for magic loop but can easily be modified for double pointed needles. Needle A refers to instep sts and needle B to sole sts.

Pattern

Toe

There are two options for the toe, plain stockinette and ribbed one, knit the one you prefer.

Set up row for both versions

Using Turkish Cast On or your preferred CO method, CO 24 sts, 12 sts for each needle.

Knit 1 rnd.

Plain Stockinette Toe

Rnd 1: *K1, M1r, k to 1 st before last st on needle A, M1l, k1; rep from * on needle B.

Rnd 2: Knit all sts.

Rep last 2 rnds 10 (12) times. (20 (24) sts inc’d per needle; 64 (72) sts total)

Ribbed Toe

The instructions below are for needle A only. On needle B work in St st and increase same as in the plain toe.

Rnd 1: K1, M1r, (p2, k2) 2 times, p2, M1l, k1.

Rnd 2: (K2, p2) 3 times, k2.

Rnd 3: K1, M1r, k1, (p2, k2) 2 times, p2, k1, M1l, k1.

Rnd 4: K3, (p2, k2) 2 times, p2, k3.

Rnd 5: K1, M1r, (k2, p2) 3 times, k2, M1l, k1.

Rnd 6: K1, p1, (k2, p2) 3 times, k2, p1, k1.

Rnd 7: K1, M1r, p1, (k2, p2) 3 times, k2, p1, M1l, k1.

Rnd 8: K1, (p2, k2) 4 times, p2, k1.

Rnd 9: K1, M1r, (p2, k2) 4 times, p2, M1l, k1.

Rnd 10: (K2, p2) 5 times, k2.

Rnd 11: K1, M1r, k1, (p2, k2) 4 times, p2, k1, M1l, k1.

Rnd 12: K3, (p2, k2) 4 times, p2, k3.

Rnd 13: K1, M1r, (k2, p2) 5 times, k2, M1l, k1.

Rnd 14: K1, p1, (k2, p2) 5 times, k2, p1, k1.

Rnd 15: K1, M1r, p1, (k2, p2) 5 times, k2, p1, M1l, k1.

Rnd 16: K1, (p2, k2) 6 times, p2, k1.

Rnd 17: K1, M1r, (p2, k2) 6 times, p2, M1l, k1.

Rnd 18: (K2, p2) 7 times, k2.

Rnd 19: K1, M1r, k1, (p2, k2) 6 times, p2, k1, M1l, k1.

Rnd 20: K1, (k2, p2) 7 times, k3.

Size L only

Rnd 21: K1, M1r, (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, M1l, k1.

Rnd 22: K1, p1, (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, p1, k1.

Rnd 23: K1, M1r, p1, (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, p1, M1l, k1.

Rnd 24: K1, (p2, k2) 8 times, p2, k1.

Instep and Sole

Work patterning only on needle A. On needle B, knit all sts.

Work until Foot meas approximately 3” / [7.5 cm] less than desired foot length.

Work Set-up Rnds only once.

Set-up Rnd 1: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Set-up Rnd 2: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 2 times, k2, C4B, p2, C4F, (k2, p2) 2 times, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Set-up Rnd 3: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 2 times, k6, p2, k6, (p2, k2) 2 times, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Set-up Rnd 4: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 2 times, C4BP, k2, p2, k2, C4FP, (p2, K2) 2 times, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnds 5-7: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 8: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 2 times, k2, C4B, p2, C4F, (k2, p2) 2 times, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 9: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 2 times, k6, p2, k6, (p2, k2) 2 times, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 10: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 2 times, C4BP, k2, p2, k2, C4FP, (p2, k2) 2 times, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 11: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 12: K0 (1), p1 (2), k2, p2, k2, C4B, (p2, k2) 2 times, p2, C4F, k2, p2, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 13: K0 (1), p1 (2), k2, p2, k6, (p2, k2) 2 times, p2, k6, p2, k2, p1 (2), K0 (1).

Rnd 14: K0 (1), p1 (2), k2, p2, C4BP, (k2, p2) 3 times, k2, C4FP, p2, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnds 15-17: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 18: K0 (1), p1 (2), k2, p2, k2, C4B, (P2, k2) 2 times, p2, C4F, k2, p2, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 19: K0 (1), p1 (2), k2, p2, k6, (P2, k2) 2 times, p2, k6, p2, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 20: K0 (1), p1 (2), k2, p2, C4BP, (k2, p2) 3 times, k2, C4FP, p2, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 21: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 22: K0 (1), p1 (2), k2, C4B, p2, k2, C4B, p2, C4F, k2, p2, C4F, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 23: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k6, p2) 3 times, k6, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 24: K0 (1), p1 (2), C4BP, k2, p2, C4BP, k2, p2, k2, C4FP, p2, k2, C4FP, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnds 25-27: K0 (1), p1(2), (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 28: K0 (1), p1 (2), k2, C4B, p2, k2, C4B, p2, C4F, k2, p2, C4F, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 29: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k6, p2) 3 times, k6, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 30: K0 (1), p1 (2), C4BP, k2, p2, C4BP, k2, p2, k2, C4FP, p2, k2, C4FP, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rep Rnds 5-30 until Foot meas approximately 3” / [7.5 cm] less than desired foot length.

Gusset

Rnd 1: On needle A, work in pattern as established. On needle B, k1, M1r, knit to 1 st before end, M1l, k1.

Rnd 2: On needle A, work in pattern as established. On needle B, knit all sts.

Rep last 2 rnds 15 (17) more times. (62 (70) sts on needle B (sole)

Heel

Note: There are two options for the heel, plain stockinette or ribbed heel. Work either one.

Work one row in pattern as established on needle A. The instep stitches will remain unworked until after the heel turn.

Plain Stockinette Heel

Row 1 (RS): K33 (37), k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1p, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 3: Sl1p, k6, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 4: Sl1p, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.

Rep last 2 rows, working 1 more st before the decrease on each row, until all sts are worked, ending with a WS row. Turn and work 1 row on needle B. (32 (36) sts on both needles)

Ribbed Heel

Row 1 (RS): K33 (37), k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1p, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 3: Sl1p, k2, p2, k2, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 4: Sl1p, k1, p2, k2, P2, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 5: Sl1p, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 6: Sl1p, (k2, p2) 2 times, k1, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 7: Sl1p, (p2, k2) 2 times, p2, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 8: Sl1p, p1, (k2, p2) 2 times, k2, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 9: Sl1p, k1, (p2, k2) 2 times, p2, k1, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 10: Sl1p, (p2, k2) 3 times, p1, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 11: Sl1p, (k2, p2) 3 times, k2, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 12: Sl1p, k1, (p2, k2) 3 times, p2, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 13: Sl1p, p1, (k2, p2) 3 times, k2, p1, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 14: Sl1p, (k2, p2) 4 times, k1, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 15: Sl1p, (p2, k2) 4 times, p2, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 16: Sl1p, p1, (k2, p2) 4 times, k2, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 17: Sl1p, k1, (p2, k2) 4 times, p2, k1, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 18: Sl1p, (p2, k2) 5 times, p1, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 19: Sl1p, (k2, p2) 5 times, k2, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 20: Sl1p, k1, (p2, k2) 5 times, p2, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 21: Sl1p, p1, (k2, p2) 5 times, k2, p1, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 22: Sl1p, (k2, p2) 6 times, k1, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 23: Sl1p, (p2, k2) 6 times, p2, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 24: Sl1p, p1, (k2, p2) 6 times, k2, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 25: Sl1p, k1, (p2, K2) 6 times, p2, k1, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 26: Sl1p, (p2, k2) 7 times, p1, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 27: Sl1p, (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 28: Sl1p, k1, (p2, k2) 7 times, p2, p2tog, p1, turn.

Size L only

Row 29 (RS): Sl1p, p1, (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, p1, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 30 (WS): Sl1p, (k2, p2) 8 times, k1, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 31: K1, (p2, k2) 8 times, p2, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 32: (P2, k2) 9 times, p2tog, p1, turn.

Leg

Continue in the rnd, working in patt on needle A and working on needle B following written instructions.

On the first full rnd, decrease 1 st on both ends of needle B in patt.

Work until Sock meas 1” / [2.5 cm] less than desired leg length, ending with Rnd 30.

Back of the leg/needle B: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Optional cable on the back of the leg

Start cables on the back of the leg when you start working Rnd 8 the last pattern repeat on the front of the leg on needle A. On needle B, work Rnds 1-24, omitting cables in the middle on Rnds 22 and 24 as follows:

Rnd 22: K0 (1), p1 (2), k2, C4B, (p2, k2) 4 times, p2, C4F, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 23: K0 (1), p1 (2), k6, p2, (k2, p2) 4 times, k6, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Rnd 24: K0 (1), p1 (2), C4BP, (k2, p2) 5 times, k2, C4FP, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Cuff

Both needles: K0 (1), p1 (2), (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, p1 (2), k0 (1).

Work Cuff as established for 1” / [2.5 cm] or desired length.

Finishing

BO loosely with your preferred stretchy bind off.

Break yarn leaving 10”/ [25 cm] tail.

Weave in ends and block.

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