Diamond in the Ruffle

Treat your legs to luxury with these fabulous cable knit socks! This sock pattern will not only make your legs irresistible, it is an irresistible knit too! With an exquisite diamond cable and seed stitch pattern, and a fashionable knitted ruffle lace trim, these socks are so fun to knit that you won’t be able to put them down! This pattern includes options to knit these socks in ankle, knee high, or over the knee length to suit your sock wearing preferences. This design also gives you multiple yarn choices to choose from, from the super warm Patons Kroy Socks, to the light and breezy Knit Picks Stroll, to the gorgeous and breathable Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle Dyed.

This sock design is worked from the toe up and has a short row heel construction.  I made a video tutorial walking you through these techniques here 🙂 Instructions are given for using a set of 4 double pointed needles, or a circular needle to use the magic loop method. Please note that I used US 2 needles for the Patons Kroy, and US 3 needles for the Stroll and Hawthorne – I would recommend checking your gauge to determine your needle size. The US 1 needles are used for the ribbing and knitted lace edge only.

The cable pattern is both written and charted for your pattern reading preference.  Enjoy!

Price: $6.00  This pattern is part of the “Look at Those Legs!” Collection, a collection of 5 sock patterns for $18!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn Weight: Fingering (275-675 yards)

Recommended Yarn: Patons “Kroy Socks 4 Ply” (shown in Gentry Grey), Knit Picks “Stroll Sock Yarn” (shown in Blue Topaz), or Knit Picks “Hawthorne Kettle Dye” (shown in Goddess); Patons “Grace” for Lace Edge (shown in Bridal White)

Needles: US 1 (2.25mm) double pointed needles (set of 4), US 2 (2.75mm) or US 3 (3.25mm) double pointed needles (set of 4)

Sizes: XS – XL to fit Women’s US Shoe Sizes 5-12 (8.5-11″ length).  The length of the foot varies with size, while the circumference of the sock is the same for all sizes.  The circumference of the finished sock foot is 7-7.5”, and the top of the sock for the knee high and over the knee versions is 11.5”.  A recommendation is given for the height of each sock style, with the option to customize the length for perfect fit 🙂

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 26 sts and 38 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch

Buying Options: After checkout, you will receive a link to instantly download the .pdf pattern.  If you are a member of Ravelry, the pattern will automatically show up in your library!  You can also purchase this pattern through my Girly Knits pattern stores on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.

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Customer Projects and Reviews:

“I love them, and ummm, my boyfriend LOVES them. 😉 ” -Jennifer (Rockinsticks on Ravelry)

“Easy to memorize pattern, so they go quicker than I thought.” -Mary (Puppymancer on Ravelry)

“”My 16yr old sister requested these specifically and I’m so glad I agreed they are awesome!” -Amanda (elizabethquintan on Ravelry)

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