May 26, 2010
When asked what kind of socks Kasy would like me to design for him, he replied with cables and knee high. Well, I got the cables down, but knee high will have to wait for another design.
Knit with 2 skeins of The Fibre Company Canopy Fingering, these socks are pretty awesome…if I do say so myself. Kasy is a fan of all things wool, as anyone really should be, but I thought it would be nice to knit a pair of socks for him in a yarn blend that was a bit fancier than a pure wool. The Canopy Fingering is such a treat to work with, and he is very pleased with the feel of the fabric it makes. I’m guessing that these socks will keep his toes warm on his long bicycle commute (22 mi round trip, 5 days a week) come winter time.
The Angler’s Loop is a sailor knot that forms a fixed loop. Inspired by my partner, Kasy, a man who loves a good cabled sock and a good solid boat, the Angler’s Loop Socks are inspired by the long tradition of sailor knots…and Kasy’s stories of life on a boat. 2X2 ribbing moves seamlessly into this knot cable panel along the back of the sock, giving enough ease in the leg to allow for taller socks with less need for numerous calf increases. An asymmetrical ribbed panel runs the length of the front, creating a space for additional cables or not, as the knitter sees fit.
While every effort has been made to write clear directions to knitting these socks, if you have never turned a
heel and are completely new to socks it might help to read a bit about sock construction and gussets before
casting on. Recommendations are found at the end of the pattern.
Gauge is 9 spi and the pattern is written for a small size (7.5” circumf.) and a large size (8.5” circumf.) and is a free pdf.