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Featuring Frabjous Fibers' Wonderland Cheshire Cat yarn!
 
With the arrival of autumn, a little extra coverage isn't going to hurt. This month, we bring you a stylish and attractive pair of beautifully cabled knee socks. Worried about sizing? Don't be. Amy's engineering background shines thru with separate sizing for the foot and the leg! You will definitely want to knit these awesome socks!
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by Amy Loberg
This dramatic toe-up knee-sock pattern sports a beautifully nested cable on the front. The nested cable features a small, narrow cable that runnings up the center of a longer, broader cable. Around the sides, there are a series of small cables and ribs until you get to the center back of the leg. There, calf shaping is accomplished with a beautifully branched rib pattern that varies depending on selected calf size.
Amy was thoughtful enough to include sizing for the foot and the leg separately, so regardless of your shape, you can knit these gorgeous socks with confidence. How, you ask? At the ankle, there are the same number of stitches in all sizes. By switching needle size at that point, you can work at a completely different gauge for the leg than you did for the foot.
Finished Foot
(blocked)
Women's Small 7½″, Medium 8″, and Large 8¾″
Finished Calf
(blocked)
12 – 13″, 13 – 14″, 14 – 15″, and 15 – 16″
Materials Frabjous Fibers' Wonderland Cheshire Cat
Shown in Tumtum Tree
The smallest foot size with the smallest calf size uses 1 hank. All others use two hanks.
Crochet Hook
  for Cast On
US C-2 [3.00 mm] crochet hook
Needles for Foot US 1 [2.25 mm] (Small),
US 1½ [2.50 mm] (Medium), or
US 2 [2.75 mm], (Large) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Needles for Leg US 1 [2.25 mm] (13″ Calf),
US 1½ [2.50 mm] (14″ Calf),
US 1½ [2.50 mm] (15″ Calf), or
US 2 [2.75 mm] (16″ Calf) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge for Foot 34 sts (32 sts, 30 sts) = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch
Gauge for Leg 34 sts (32 sts, 32 sts, 30 sts) = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch
Skill Level Intermediate
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If gorgeous kettle-dyed yarns make you smile like a Cheshire Cat, then you really need to check out the Wonderland Yarns line from Frabjous Fibers. The colors are rich and vibrant, and the two weights of Superwash wool that we currently offer (Cheshire Cat Fingering and Mad Hatter Sport) are absolutely to die for … "OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!"
Fiber Content 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Yardage / Weight 512 yds in 114 g
Gauge 28 – 30 sts over 4″ on US 1 – 3 [2.50 – 3.25 mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash, Dry Flat
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