These pretty socks from Faye Perriam-Reed feature an unusual cable that shows off the beautiful variegated yarn used. It’s a bonus that you’ll be able to make a pair out of just the one skein, too! Rowan Fine Art is made from a blend of merino wool, kid mohair, mulberry silk and polyamide, which makes it luxurious to wear and durable enough for socks. If you can’t find this yarn, you could substitute any hand-painted yarn from your stash – but make sure you do a swatch first to check that your tension is the same!


The clever cable pattern on these socks uses wraps and slipped stitches, so it’s best for intermediate knitters. If you’ve made socks before and you’re confident with the basics of cabling, why not give it a go? The pattern is both written out and charted, so you can follow the version you prefer. Keep a row counter handy so you don’t lose your place!

You could also try using a stretchy cast on method such as the German twisted cast on to make your socks even more comfy to wear and easy to put on.

You will need:

Rowan, Fine Art (45% wool, 20% mohair, 10% silk, 25% polyamide, 100g/400m), 1 skein of Raven (304)

A 2mm circular knitting needle or set of DPNs

Stitch markers

A tapestry needle

Download your free pattern:

To download your free knitting pattern, click on the link below and it will open in a new window. You can then save the pattern.


Cable sock pattern PDF


Faye Perriam Reed
Faye Perriam-ReedKnitting Designer & Technical Editor

Faye Perriam-Reed is a knitwear designer and technical editor, having worked and designed for both The Knitter and Simply Knitting. She enjoys exploring construction and finishing techniques to achieve neater results.

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