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15 Jul 2009

Sock Summit Homework Part 2

Filed under: Knitting — Tags: , , — Cat @ 4:21 pm
Arch-Shaped Stocking

Arch-Shaped Stocking

Another class I am taking at the Sock Summit is Meg and Amy’s class on arch-shaped stockings.  I know, I know, I am taking two classes with Meg and Amy.  The other one was EZ’s Art Stocking.  It was just the way it turned out in the chaos that was registration, luckily for me.

My homework was to knit a child’s sock up to the end of the heel.  The pattern is fishbone cables with twisted rib at the sides.

Detail of Fishbone Cable

Detail of Fishbone Cable

I liked the pattern so much that I used it for my next toe up socks which are for Mum.  It turns out that the only differences between our feet is her feet are 0.5 inches longer and her ankle is 1 inch skinnier.

Mums Sock

Mum's Sock

I like the way the pattern is turning out and soon I will have fudge calculate the heel.  I want to a have a few less stitches on the leg for Mum so that it doesn’t slip down.  So I intend to reduce the number after the heel is turned.

Mums Sock

Mum's Sock

I have two of each of the arch-shaped and art stockings, so I should actually be able to do stuff in class and then practice it immediately afterwards.  There are some advantages to convalescing.



  1. I am in that class too! When are you taking yours? I’m in the Thurs. afternoon class!

    See you at the Summit!

    Comment by Jen — 15 Jul 2009 @ 4:36 pm

    • I think Sat pm.

      My friend Jean is in the Thur pm one with you.

      Comment by Cat — 15 Jul 2009 @ 4:38 pm

  2. You are being very dutiful! I haven’t paid too much attention to homework yet. I like your cables!

    Comment by pdxknitterati — 15 Jul 2009 @ 7:25 pm

  3. Correction. I am taking the arch shaped stocking class on Thursday afternoon. So I will see you then.

    It the EZ’s art stockings that I am doing Saturday pm.

    Comment by Cat — 18 Jul 2009 @ 6:28 pm

  4. I am in the Thursday afternoon class, as well (and found your pictures by Googling “fishbone cable”).
    I was wondering if you found the cable to be asymmetrical? I’m not usually so OCD about something like this, but wanted to make sure I was doing it correctly.
    My understanding is you K the 4th stitch, then k sts. 1,2&3, then move the 4th st to the rt. needle, yes?
    Thanks for any reality check you can give me! LOL! 🙂

    Comment by Amanda Woodruff — 29 Jul 2009 @ 10:46 pm

    • The right cable, which is the first one you do, does end up being a little shorter than the left cable. I solved that by pulling on the top thread of the leaning stitch. This made it more even.

      Comment by Cat — 30 Jul 2009 @ 8:04 am

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