Red Ribs and Cables

These are my first pair of socks completed in about two months. I didn’t think I would be happy with a sock break, but it really helped! In fact, I’ve already started a new pair, this time for gift-giving later this year. Still in the works are the socks for my Hogwarts Sock Swap TWO pal; I must get back to those soon!


The pattern I used is from Sockamania Club KAL; it’s a nice combination of wide ribbing and cables. It was pure luck that these characteristics matched my sock pal’s preferences perfectly. These also qualify for the Socks in the Cities KAL. (I met the hostess, Sarah W, last weekend at The Yarnery, fun!)


This is actually my first time using cables in socks. I don’t think I did too badly. Since this cable is on a stockinette background, it doesn’t pop as much as it would on a purl background. I rather like this subtle effect, which fits the pattern name well.


In these last two pictures, the hint of purple in the reds is more apparent than in other pictures. Oh, and these socks were knit toe-up.


I had extra motivation to finish these quickly so I could mail them off to their new owner overseas without much delay. Fingers crossed, I hope they fit!

Pattern: “Elegance Socks” by Anni Design, October 2007 exclusive pattern for Sockamania Club KAL Size: Women’s Medium Yarn: Spunky Eclectic Skinny Sock, The Berry Brigade (reds/berries) Needles: US 1.5 and 2 (2.5, 2.75 mm) DPNs Started: October 2, 2007 Completed: October 10, 2007

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13 Responses to “Red Ribs and Cables”

  1. trek Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 7:27 am

    Very pretty! Sometimes a break is all we need – applies to almost anything, really.

  2. bellamoden Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 7:50 am

    Wow! Yours are the first that made me go ooo must knit… I really really like them… yum!

  3. Chris Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 8:42 am

    Rebecca stole my comment, the meanie – that’s just what I was thinking! Your socks are completely gorgeous.

  4. Tanya Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 8:43 am

    Those are really beautiful! Love the colors.

    I think I am taking an unintentional break. Really the only socks I’ve worked on are the Roza’s and the ones for my Hogwart’s pal. I must have needed one, too.

  5. Guinifer Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Yours turned out great! I’m about 65% done with my pair. I really like this pattern

  6. Deb Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Ohh! Lovely socks. I’m sure the recipient will just love them!!!

  7. Jeanne Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 11:09 am

    Very nice!

  8. Rina Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Uuuuu those socks are nice. The combination of cables and ribbing are well played. I did took a break of socks for a year or so. Sometimes I got fed up with socks, but when you are back to knit socks again, you’ll feel refreshed.

  9. Opal Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    I really love these socks. What a perfect pairing of yarn and pattern. I especially love the yarn. Those wines and burgundies are so beautiful!

  10. Lisa Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    Those are beautiful. I love that yarn. It has such rich colors. I think I would have had a hard time giving those away!

  11. Monika Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    They are beautiful!

  12. Carrie K Says:
    October 20th, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    Those socks are really gorgeous! I don’t think I could have given them away either.

  13. Stumbling Over Chaos :: And now… more socks! Says:
    October 23rd, 2007 at 6:30 am

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