After finishing the simple cable sock in February, I was in the mood for more cables and I browsed my stitch library book for a cable I liked. I settled on the Ensign's braid. It is a cable pattern that reminds me of Richard's Aran cable sweater (which I did not knit).
Because the braid is quite large, I decided to only knit one repeat all along the front of the sock. I wanted the braid to really stand out and added purl stitches on each side of the braid. The braid pattern is not complicated but requires concentration. Essentially, there is some crossing over of stitches in every second round. I usually memorise a pattern quickly but it was only towards the toe of the second sock that I got to grips with the counting. I realise I am not selling my pattern.... So, I'll just to let the pictures speak. As always, the instructions can be downloaded on the sock pattern page. The quality of the pdf is not great but if you would like a copy with a higher resolution, please email me and I am happy to send it to you.
The shoes are my Doc Martens high heels, my favourite ever shoe. I will need to order a new pair soon because these have seen better days but for now, they'll have to do. I mostly wear trainers anyway, better for cycling.
I discovered this sock yarn in our local yarn shop, The Yarn Cake. It is Jawoll Supewash by Lang Yarns. This yarn comes with a small spool of reinforcing thread tucked away inside the skein. I used it on the first heel but forgot for the second one. My granny always used the reinforcement for both heel and toe but I don't usually do. Of course my scientific brain tells me that I have
I have already started knitting the April sock, a simple lace pattern. It is much quicker and easily memorised. Happy knitting. Cx