Chocolate Cables

This is the second pair of socks I saw for this yarn. See, this yarn came to me after I ran out of yarn at the toe of the second sock. Sadly, this yarn was quite obviously lighter than the other yarn. So those socks are still languishing in the cubby hole of my desk while I work toward getting the right yarn to finish them with.

These however are finished!

I knit these two at a time on the same circular. I’ve since decided that I really don’t like the short row heel for toe up socks so in the future I’ll have to find something else.

Aren’t those cables awesome? Most were done without a cable needle since I lost mine early on. The grass at fighter practice has eaten it. Faced with buying a new one and having to find something else to work on, I went searching for ways to cable without a needle.

These aren’t the chocolate socks I’ve been dreaming of, but they’re a nice, comfy second.

Pattern: Boyfriend Socks by Alice Bell
Project Page: Ravelry


13 thoughts on “Chocolate Cables

  1. NikkiM says:

    Love the color!


  2. chrisknits says:

    Oh, I love the color!! And the cables are so elegant.


  3. Cathy says:

    Lovely cable work, the yarn shows it off well. Shame about the different shades, hope you find the matching one!


  4. Jess says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t see the color difference. The cables are just gorgeous though and the fact that you did 2 at a time is pretty cool too.


  5. I love the cable pattern and that chocolate brown.


  6. I prefer using a DPN in the next size down when I do cables. That way I don’t have to worry about my tot running of with yet another interesting needle and it works really slick since you can just slide it to the end and keep on knitting.


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