The Ribbed and Cabled Gradient socks by Fatimah Hinds are fun to knit with the right details. The socks that I am proposing combine a highly visible cable pattern that is worked alongside simple stockinette. The cables are worked infrequently so most of the sock will be relaxing rounds of stockinette and ribbing. For another layer of interest, the cuff is knit extra long to be worn folded or not. Finally, the ribbed pattern starts at the toe so that it can run the entire length of the sock.
Socks are knit from the cuff down. The heel is a unique short-row shaping so all the gradient yarn colors can flow without interruption. So that the toes match up, the instructions say to begin one sock using the outside end and begin the other sock with the center end. You can choose to keep working from the same end as sock one.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
Size 2.25mm (US1) circular needle or size needed to obtain the gauge with cable at lest 80cm (32'') long to work with the Magic Loop technique.
36 sts and 48 rows = 10cm (4 in) x 10cm (4 in) worked over stockinette st.
Adult: Medium (Large); lenght of foot is adjustable.
Foot circumference: 19 (23) cm / 7.5 (9) in. Cuff: 15.5 cm (6in).
NOTE: This knitting pattern is sold as a PDF numeric file. A link to download this pattern will be provided by email after the order is completed.