Upcoming Sock KAL !

I love cables!  From socks to sweaters, cable work is so beautiful and always makes projects very interesting to know.

Luise O’Neill  is one of my favorite designers who specializes in cable work with a Celtic theme.  This year she has designed a gorgeous cabled sock pattern for the upcoming Spring Sock Hop called Celtic Kilraine.  This toe up sock features two distinctive cable designs that create a gorgeous finished sock.

Needless to say, I could not resist joining this KAL and have purchased the kit and decided on Rapunzel as the color for my socks (color in below photo).

The Particulars:

This pattern is only available as part of the IK KAL Spring Sock Hop Special Kit available through the Faerieknitz on Etsy shop. The kit (pattern, yarn and a little special treat) is available in 3 different colour choices: Rapunzel (purple), Morgaine (red) or Bluebird (blue).
There will be a Sock Hop KAL featuring this pattern in the Impeccable Knitters Gathering Place group, so come and join in!
From the designer’s page:

Celtic cable toe-up socks that feature two distinct yet harmonized Celtic cables. These socks begin with a wide toe. After the toe shaping, the first Celtic cable is worked on the instep; it splits at the gusset and ends as it is worked into the heel flap.
The gusset shaping is worked at the centre of the instep which allows the instep cables to move along the side of the foot. The leg’s Celtic closed-ring cable grows from the gusset shaping and is flanked by tiny rope cables which meet at the side of the sock to form tiny staghorn cables.  
The heel is turned using short rows so no picking up stitches! and the heel flap is worked in a standard slip-stitch pattern.

© Luise O’Neill

Isn’t this design gorgeous!!!  I really look forward to making these socks and can’t wait to cast on.
Until next time ~ be creative!

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