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Wikipedia Socks


Wikipedia Socks

  • A beautiful set of cabled socks that shine in Shorn III.  Because Shorn III is  a blend of Corriedale and Corriedale-Teeswater fleece, socks knit up in the yarn will be strong and soft. Materials needed: two skeins of Shorn III.

    From December of 2010 to the time of writing, the key photo on the Wikipedia ‘sock’ page has been a hand knitted sock. If you’ve ever looked at that picture and thought, “I wish I had those socks!”, then this is the pattern for you! This is a cuff down traveling stitch cable sock pattern, with a standard heel flap construction and charted design. The pattern includes instructions for four sizes, both with and without calf shaping. The sock shown on Wikipedia is the medium size with no calf shaping.

    • GAUGE: 9 stitches per inch in stockinette
    • SUPPLIES: (70, 85, 100, 115) grams of fingering weight yarn for a (small, medium, large, x-large)
    • NEEDLES: US size 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
    • NOTIONS: 5 stitch markers
    • SIZING: The (small, medium, large, extra-large) socks will have (68, 72, 76, 80) stitches at the ankle. Note that the traveling stitches pull in like ribbing, so you will need more stitches than for a stockinette sock.
    • You will need to download a copy of Adobe or another PDF reader to view your file.
    • Patterns are instant, digital PDF downloads and are, unfortunately, not eligible for refunds. 
    • If you have any problems with the file, please email me at knittingthestash(at)
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