Casadh Socks

I’ve just published my first pair of socks on Ravelry – Casadh.

I have been playing with this stitch pattern for quite a while before I reached my final version.  The first time they were toe up socks in stripes for my 6 year old.  While they were cute the stripes didn’t really add to the design (and the combination of cables and a short row heel was tight to get on) I wanted to keep working on the the pattern.

I redesigned it to be cuff down and  knit a version for my husband.  Second time round I really like how they work.  The cabling is interesting enough to keep you alert but not too taxing!

The brown version was knit by my friend Sue for  her husband, I just love the color of the Krafty Koala yarn.



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Until January 31, 50% of the sale price of this pattern will go directly to relief for the Haiti earthquake.

The name ‘Casadh’ is the Irish word for “twisted” which is what I was thinking of as I knitted these socks. The cables weave in and out of each other organically forming an intriguing all- over pattern.

Although designed as men’s socks, the all-over ribbing pattern makes these socks stretchy enough to be used by women too, just shorten the foot length by half an inch or so to your desired length..

Knit from the cuff down, these socks are worked using the magic loop method, however if you prefer double pointed needles they can be substituted. I have also included dpns for use with the heel flap, the circular needle is used here as the stitch holder for the instep stitches.

If you have experience with cables these socks are fast to work.

Needle size: 2.5mm/US size 1 1/2

Yarn used:  Green version – Cascade Heritage solid; color moss

Brown version – Krafty Koala BFL; color, Log Pile