Billowing Braid Socks


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    • Make some cozy house socks with DK weight yarn! These cabled socks are knit top-down with a broken rib stitch and a plump cabled braid. Choose between four sizes and enjoy the relaxing rounds of textured stitches. The DK weight gauge produces a quick to knit project that’s perfect for gift giving or a fun weekend project for yourself.

    • Sizes 
      1 [2, 3, 4]

      Finished Measurements 
      6 [7, 9, 10]′′ / 15 [18, 23, 25]
      cm leg and foot circumference. Measurements taken after blocking.

      Size 3 shown on a size US 13 / EU 47 size foot that has a 10.5′′ / 27cm foot circumference. The sock fits with 1.5′′ / 4cm of negative ease.

      Socks are designed to fit an actual foot circumference of 7.5 [8.5, 10.5, 11.5]′′ / 19 [22, 27, 29]cm. The socks are designed to fit with negative ease. Choose a size with a finished foot circumference measurement that is approximately 1 – 2′′ / 2.5 – 5cm smaller than your actual foot circumference, so that the sock will fit nice and snug on your foot.

      The lengths of the cuff, leg, and foot are easily customizable by knitting more pattern repeats for a longer leg or foot or fewer pattern repeats for a shorter leg or foot. Watch this Westknits video to learn my tips for knitting socks that fit.

      DK weight

      Approximately 220 [260, 310, 350]yds / 201 [238, 283, 320]m total

      US 3 / 3.25mm circular in 40′′ / 100cm length or
      size needed to obtain gauge

      Magic loop method is used for knitting in the rnd. Watch this Westknits video to assist with the Magic Loop technique.

      You can use DPNs if you prefer. Watch this Westknits video to assist with knitting with DPNs.

      3 stitch markers, tapestry needle

      22 sts & 36 rnds = 4" / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

      Westknits Workshops
      Looking for some more inspiration while you wait to knit the Contrast Blast Socks? Check out my online workshops all about working with color, sock knitting, and designing your own shawls!

    • West Wool Tandem (100% South American Merino Wool; 252yds / 230m per 100g skein)
      Colorway - Avocado