Each month, the challenge increases. First, Amy brought you the simple and utilitarian
Launch Pad Socks.
Last month, she upped the ante with ribs and cables in the
Red Planet Socks.
This month, we venture into mirrored cables and a
symmetrical staghorn texture stitch with the
Rogue Star Socks.
Worked from the cuff down, these handsome socks combine
mirrored cable panels on both front and back with sections of heavy texture down
either side. Luckily, even an all-over pattern like this is relatively simple
to keep straight with Amy's instruction; it's basically just two patterns alternating around.
Womenâ€™s Medium (Womenâ€™s Large)
32 stitches = 4″ in Stockinette stitch
Size US 1 [2.50 mm]
double pointed needles
or (2) Size US 1 [2.50 mm] circular needles
or size needed to obtain gauge
380 (400) yards of
Rowan Fine Art (1 skein)
Shown in Tawny
The general formula for sock yarns these days is about 75% animal fiber (usually wool)
and 25% synthetic binder to make your socks more durable (don't worry, the sheep are fine).
Rowan Fine Art
interesting—aside from the gorgeous colors—is that the
"animal fiber" in this yarn is a combination of wool and two other more durable natural fibers: mohair and silk.
Frequently considered luxury fibers, mohair and silk are also two of the more durable natural knitting fibers. Also,
these rich, beautiful colors are dyed by a company that helps empower individuals from some of the poorest communities of South Africa.
||45% Wool, 20% Mohair, 25% Polyamide, 10% Silk
|Yardage / Weight
||437 yards per 100g hank
32 stitches = 4″ on
US 2 – 3
[2.50 – 3.00 mm] in Stockinette stitch
||Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat
FiberWild's Sock of the Month
Each month we'll be offering an exclusive new sock project, with progressively more interesting
"skill building" opportunities.
Knit one project, or knit them all … you choose! Amy's been madly knitting away, so don't miss out!