Scholar Socks by RhyFlower Knits | Scholar has such a distinguished set of diamond cables that flow ever so gently next to one another, never truly connecting, to create a motif with a lot of interest to it. Twisted stitches join forces with the 2-stitch cables to make them pop from the fabric! Worked in the round, Scholar contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for a short row heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using (links included for alternatives). The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer (ensure you denote your instep stitches with extra markers – so you don’t miss the placement of the heel or toe shaping). This sock pattern shines well with solid, semi-solid, or lightly variegated/speckled yarns. Picking an appropriate yarn for this project will ensure you don't lose all those fine lines created by the tiny cables.
Gauge: 8 stitches by 10 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.
Finished Measurements: 7.5 [8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23, 24.5, 25.5, 27, 28] cm circumference – intended to be worn with 1” / 2.5 cm of negative ease.
Materials Used: "300-500 yds / 274-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch markers"
Needle Size: US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: Written directions, Schematic, Charts
Skill Level: Intermediate