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[Oct. 30th, 2005|10:55 pm]
Lacy Mock Cable Socks

A simple sock pattern with an easy-to-memorize stitch. Looks good in either self striping fingerweight yarn or solid colors. This is a mock cable because you don't actually need to do any cabling, it's just a matter of yarn overs and slipping stitches.

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1 ball Sockotta from Plymouth Yarns, color 617. Contains 100 grams of 45% cotton, 40% wool, 15% nylon.

1 set of size 2 double pointed needles

3 stitch markers

1 yarn needle for grafting and weaving in ends


7 sts = 1 inch on US size needle 2 in st


For a lady's foot size 7-10. My mom and I wear a size 9 1/2 and these fit us fine. While you are knitting, they look small but the stitch pattern is a rib stitch so it will really stretch to hug your feet in snug warmness.

Lacy Mock Cable Pattern

Round 1: * K2 P2 * repeat from * to *

Round 2: * K1, YO, K1, P2 *

Round 3: * K3, P2 *

Round 4: * K3, P2 *

Round 5: * K3, then pass the first of these k sts over the last 2 and drop it, p2 *

Close-up of the stitch pattern can be found here:




Cast on 56 stitches loosely. Divide evenly between dpn�s and place marker and join, careful not to twist the stitches. Work in k2 p2 rib for one inch. Change to lacy mock cable pattern stitch; work until piece measures 5 and 3/4 inch, ending with round 5 of stitch pattern.

Place last 28 stitches on one needle, and first 28 stitches on another. The heel flap is working on the last 28 stitches only. (I use point protectors on the ends of the needle holding the first 28 stitches while I am working the heel flap. You can also place them on a stitch holder if you are more comfortable.)

Heel flap (worked back and forth on last 28 stitches only)
Round 1 *Slip 1, k 1; rep from *.
Round 2 *Slip 1, p 1; rep from *.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until heel flap measures 2 1/4" ending with Row 2.

Turn Heel
Row 1 K 17, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 2 Slip 1, p 7, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 3 Slip 1, k 8, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 4 Slip 1, p 9, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 5 Slip 1, k 10, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 6 Slip 1, p 11, p2tog, p 1, turn.

Row 7 Slip 1, k 12, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 8 Slip 1, p 13, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 9 Slip 1, k 14, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 10 Slip 1, p 15, p2tog, p 1

You will now have 18 stitches.

Pick up stitches for the heel gusset:

Knit 9 sts, place marker for the end of round, knit 9 stitches, pick up 19 stitches along the edge of heel flap, place marker, pick up 1 stitch, knit in stitch pattern 28 stitches of instep, place marker, pick up 19 sts along edge of heel flap, knit rem 9 sts. You will have 85 total stitches, divide evenly on your dpn's.


Knit until marker, p1, inc 1 and p1. These two purl sts are now your selvage sts. Continue in Lacy Mock Cable Stitch pattern until 2nd marker, k to end of round.

Round 1: knit to 3 sts before first marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker, p2, continue in Lacy Mock Cable Stitch pattern until 2nd marker, slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to end of round.

Round 2: knit until first marker, p2, continue in Lacy Mock Cable Stitch pattern until 2nd marker, slip marker, knit to end of round.

Continue in rounds 1 and 2 until 58 stitches remain. Keep markers in place for toe shaping, and continue with just round 2 until sock measures 7 1/2 inches, or two inches shorter than desired total length.

Toe Shaping:

Round 1: Knit to 3 sts before first marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to 3 sts before second marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to end of round.

Round 2: Knit

Repeat these rounds until 22 stitches remain.

Finishing the toe: Knit 6 stitches. Divide stitches onto two needles so that 11 are on top and 11 are on bottom, and so that toe is perpendicular to the foot. Graft remaining stitches together, weave in ends.

[User Picture]From: socialconstru
2006-03-10 02:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this pattern! I've just finished the first one - http://www.flickr.com/photos/socialconstruct/110315181/
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[User Picture]From: katinkorea
2006-03-18 03:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you for posting this! This looks great... I love the colors, and I think the pattern stands out even more without the striping. Fruit loops is the perfect name for this. :-)
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[User Picture]From: watercolour1
2006-04-27 07:47 am (UTC)


Very nice socks :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-05-07 08:33 am (UTC)

mock cable socks

what nice socks; I'm gonna start a pair as soon as I get in from Church. Hmmm, maybe sooner....
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-05-08 05:33 am (UTC)

love these socks...question plz

I love these socks..I wear a size 6 woman US shoe..I usually cast on 56sts using #1 magicloop turbo addi circ needles. How much should I cast on for this sock?

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From: (Anonymous)
2006-05-08 05:35 am (UTC)

Re: love these socks...question plz

Lacy Mock Cable have you made them in a solid?
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[User Picture]From: scarlettknits
2006-05-08 01:42 pm (UTC)

Re: love these socks...question plz

If you are using socketta, they will come out a little narrower since the yarn is really stretchy. If you've made other socks before you might want to follow what has worked for you, perhaps taking away one or two pattern repeats. Lengthwise you would definitely need to go shorter.

I haven't made these in a solid yarn, but here's a link to someone's blog where they used Austermann in a grass green color. I think the pattern really shows up nicely in a solid:


The nice thing about this form of lace is it's easy to memorize and you aren't constantly looking at a chart the whole time.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-21 11:53 pm (UTC)

Re: love these socks...question plz

That blog you've got linked is now-defunct. However, I'm making a pair in pale merino; if my mother and I (okay, just my mother: I'm not good with the tech!) can get a pic online of it when I'm finished, you want?

Omg, I love this pattern: It works up quickly; I changed the needles to #2, and my yarn's about midway between fingering and sport. (Self-spun.)

P.S.: I didn't believe you at first that this pattern was easy-to-memorize. Then I lost the pattern for a couple days. You are indeed correct! =) I just kept knitting, moved one sock to other needles, and started knitting the other sock. Heh, now I'm about to divide for heel on Both of them!
I'm doing the Holiday-Yule pair for my grandmother. Oops! Christmas, to her. =)
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[User Picture]From: looneyluna
2006-05-29 06:04 pm (UTC)
I've still not jumped into sock world, but I'm considering it. I've been knitting for all of my friends' newborn rugrats for the last few months. So maybe socks eventually.
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[User Picture]From: gayle_rose
2006-07-18 04:49 pm (UTC)
saw the pattern on the islandofmisfitpatterns site. and was curious if we have any pictures of these on foot? I thought I checked all the links to others but none of them are pictured on foot.
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[User Picture]From: scarlettknits
2006-07-18 08:26 pm (UTC)
None so far but I can certainly take one. :-) Look back at this site in a few days.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-11 11:16 am (UTC)
thank you for the pattern, it is beautiful! i just finished my red socks.
joko, http://tilkku.blogspot.com/2006/12/monessa-blogissa-on-ollut-hiljaista-ja.html
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From: (Anonymous)
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Love the pattern

I have a picture of these socks http://www.flickr.com/photos/22788936@N04/2391206028/in/set-72157603985420252/

I really love the pattern. It was easy to memorize and they came out verrrry nice.

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