Cross-Rib Socks

In a variation of k2, p2 rib, the pattern in these textured socks is interrupted by 1/1 cables to create a series of lozenges. The socks begin with a flexible tubular cast-on that flows into the ribbing. The upper half of the leg can be worked using needles one size larger than the main needles to accommodate the circumference difference between the calf and ankle. The socks shown are worked in sport-weight Chickadee from Quince & Co, but instructions are also given for fingering-, worsted, Aran, and bulky-weight yarns.

Finished Size: About 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 9 3/4)” (19 [21.5, 25] cm) foot circumference (slightly stretched), 8 1/4 (9 1/4, 10 1/4)” (21 [23.5, 26) cm) foot length from back of heel to tip of toe, and 7 1/2 (9 1/2, 9 3/4)” (19 [24, 26] cm) leg length from top of leg to base of heel. Socks shown measure 8 1/2″ (21.5 cm) foot circumference.

Yarn: Quince & Co Chickadee (100% American wool; 181 yd [166 meters]/50 g): 2 (3, 4) skeins.

Instructions also given for Quince & Co Finch (2 [3, 3] 50-gram skeins), Lark (3 [3, 4] 50-gram skeins), Osprey (2 [3, 3] 100-gram skeins), and Puffin (2 [3, 3] 100-gram skeins).