Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Calle Cables

It's Wednesday and time for the third installment of the Summer Stripes Sock Series! This sock was named while on my trip to Spain in April of this year. Calle is the Spanish word for street or road, seemed to fit with the titles of the other patterns.

Calle Cables is a simple pattern that uses a single cable (cabling without a cable needle), knits and purls. This pattern works great with self-striping yarn (I recommend a yarn that just stripes vs. one that has self-patterning) the pattern is easy to remember and addictive. If you have any questions or comments on the pattern please leave a comment on this post or message me on Ravelry.

Calle Cables 
Self-Striping Sock Series
All Knit Up Designs

Ravelry: sierrak2010
Instagram: allknitup


437 yards/400 meters or 100 grams of fingering weight yarn (Knit Picks Felici used in sample) 
Needle: Hiya Hiya 9 Inch Circulars US 1.5/ 2.5 mm
Two different stitch markers
Darning Needle
Pattern uses Modified Eye of Partridge Heel Flap and Wedge Toe


K: knit 
P: Purl 
P2Tog: Purl two together
K2Tog: Knit two together
SSK: Slip, slip, knit 
SM: Slip marker 
WYIF: With yarn in front
WYIB: With yarn in back
WS: Wrong Side 
RS: Right Side 
Starting Cuff:

Cast on 64 Stitches being careful not to twist. (Place a marker at the beginning of the round)

Knit 2, Purl 2 for 12 rounds


Baby Cable Rib
Round 1, 2, and 3: * Knit 2, Purl 2 * repeat across round
Round 4: * K2Tog and leave stitches on left hand needle, knit first stitch, and slip both stitches off needle, P2 * repeat across round.

Repeat these four rounds for your preferred leg length. (I repeated the pattern rows eleven times)

Heel Flap:

(You will be working flat on half of your stitches, right side and wrong side will now pertain)

- Note: If you would like to add a contrast heel flap start knitting with your second color

Turn work with wrong side facing, you will be working back across the last 32 stitches

          Tip: I switch to using a DPN for the heel flap and turn when using a 9 inch circ

Row 1(WS): Knit 3, Purl 29
Row 2 (RS): Purl 3 * Knit 1, slip 1 knitwise with yarn in back * repeat to last 3 stitches, knit 3
Row 3: Knit 3, purl across
Row 4: Purl 3, * Slip 1 knitwise with yarn in back, Knit 1 * repeat to last 3 stitches, knit 3 

Repeat these 4 rows eight times total (You will have 16 Garter bumps along the edge) 

Heel Turn:

Row 1 (WS): Slip 1 purlwise wyif, P16, P2Tog, P1, turn
Row 2 (RS): Slip 1 knitwise wyib, k3, SSK, k1, turn
Row 3: Slip 1 pw wyif, P4, P2Tog, P1, turn
Row 4: Slip 1 kw wyib, K5, SSK, k1, turn  
Row 5: Slip 1 pw wyif, P6, P2Tog, P1, turn 
Row 6: Slip 1 kw wyib, K7, SSK , K1, turn
Row 7: Slip 1 pw wyif, P8, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 8: Slip 1 kw wyib, K9, SSK, K1, turn
Row 9: Slip 1 pw wyif, P10, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 10: Slip 1 kw wyib, K11, SSK, K1, turn
Row 11: Slip 1 pw wyif, P12, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 12: Slip 1 kw wyib, K13, SSK, K1, turn
Row 13: Slip 1 pw wyif, P14, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 14: Slip 1 kw wyib, K 15, SSK, K1 

(You should have closed all ‘gaps’ and have 18 stitches from the heel flap and turn) 

            If you used a contrast heel, you now cut your second color and add your first color back in before picking up your gusset stitches. 

Now you will pick up and knit 16 stitches along the heel flap (one stitch for every garter bump) 

Once you’ve picked up the first side of the gusset, pick up one extra stitch in between the
gusset and top of the foot (This helps close up any small hole between gusset and foot)

       Tip: Stitches picked up between gusset & foot should be knit through the back loop. 

Place marker A after picking up and knitting the stitch between gusset and foot
Work pattern across top of foot, place marker B. 

Now pick up and knit one stitch between the top of the foot and the next side of the gusset, pick up and knit 16 garter bumps from heel flap. (You now have 84 stitches on your needles, 32 from marker A to B, 52 from marker B to A) 

Knit one round plain (no increasing/decreasing, follow pattern at top of the foot) 

After knitting this round, stop three stitches before marker A 


Round 1: K2TOG, P 1, sm, work in pattern to next marker, sm, K 1, SSK

Round 2: Knit to one stitch before marker A, P 1, sm, work in pattern to next marker, sm B knit to last three stitches before marker A.

Repeat these two rounds until you have 32 stitches left between marker B and A
(You now have 64 stitches total, stitch count will stay the same until you start the toe)

Continue working in pattern across top of foot and knitting along the bottom (keep in mind to purl the stitch before marker A) until foot length measures 1.5 inches less than desired length.

Start toe decreases three stitches before marker A (When knitting in the round becomes uncomfortable, switch to Double Point Needles)

Round 1: K2TOG, K1, sm, K1, SSK, knit to three stitches before next marker, K2TOG, K1, sm, K1, SSK

Round 2: Knit entire round

Repeat these two rounds until sock measures length of foot. (Stitch count will be determined by the length of your toe box)

Complete the sock with a kitchener stitch. (Here are links to two different tutorials)


  1. beautiful socks (I love not using a cable needle). The yarn colorway is gorgeous and adds to the cable detail!

    1. It's been really fun looking through my stash and seeing which yarn/colorway would compliment the design I have in my head. I LOVED not using a cable needle, it made things go so much faster! -Sierra

  2. These are so pretty! I just bought a bunch of the new Felici colorways and looking forward to knitting up this pattern. I have never tried knitting cables without a cable needle before.

    1. It is so simple to knit these cable without a needle, they knit up so much quicker! I have so many self-striping yarns and I'm loving creating the patterns that work great with them

  3. Looks like candy!!! Super cute!

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