Toe-Up Cabled Bed Socks
Notes: This pattern is worked from the toe-up. It is called a bed sock because there is no heel. Thus they can twist around on the foot without becoming uncomfortable, making them perfect for wearing to bed! The size is pretty flexible as it does not have a heel. I made this pattern for a friend's birthday. Her feet are smaller then mine, but the socks look well on both our feet. ***If you want to make them shorter or longer just add or decrease the cable repeats.***
Yarn: 1 skein Paton Classic Wool OR 220 yards worsted weight yarn
Needles: US #6 set of four double points
Notions: Measuring tape, cable needle, stitch marker
Approximate length: 14 1/4 inches
Row 1-4 :*K4, P2, repeat from * around.
Row 5: *C4, p2, repeat from * around.
Row 6: *K4, p2, repeat from * around.
k1f&b=knit 1 front and back (this is an increase stitch)
C4= slip 2 stitches on cable needle, hold in front of work. knit the next 2 stitches. Knit the 2 stitches from cable needle. One cable twist made.
Using Judy's magic cast-on, or your favourite toe-up method, cast on 14 stitches. Knit one row
Divide the stitches onto 3 needles as follows: Needle 1: four stitches, Needle 2: three stitches, Needle 3: seven stitches.
Round 1: K1, K1f&b, knit across to last 2 stitches of needle 2, k1f&b,k1. On needle 3, k1, k1f&b, knit across to last 2 stitches of needles 3, k1f&b, k1. ~4 stitches increased. 18 stitches total
Round 2: Knit
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 seven times. You will have 46 stitches.
Next Round: k1, k1f&b, knit across to the last 2 stitches on needle 2, k1f&b, k1. Knit across needles 3. ~48 stitches.
Next Round: Knit
Redistribute stitches on needles as follows: Needle 1: twelve stitches, Needle 2: eighteen stitches, Needle 3: eighteen stitches.
Now you will be starting the cable portion of the leg.
Work rows 1-6 of Cable Pattern 14 times.
Rib Row: *K2, P2, repeat from * around.
Repeat Rib Row 7 more times. 8 rib rows total.
Bind of loosely in a K2,P2 rib. Fasten off and weave in tails.
And your cabled bed sock is complete! You can also wash and block if desired.