Friday, February 22, 2013

Favorite Pattern Friday :-)

A favorite pattern I want to tell you about today is Cabled Yumminess by Shelley Scholl. This is a toe up pattern, but would be very easy to adapt to a cuff down pattern if that is what you prefer.

This is my pair of Cabled Yumminess in 
Cakewalk Yarn, colorway Pink Lemonade.

If you hadn't tried toe-up before, I highly recommend it. Judy's Magic Cast On is an amazing skill to learn. It is a little tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's just as easy as other cast ons. Toe-up works best with the Magic Loop method. I knit my fist Cabled Yumminess sock on DPNs, and it was very tricky. I bought a set of Addi Turbos after I finished the first sock and flew through the second sock. One of the things I love about Magic Loop is it is very easy to try your sock on as you are knitting it, so you can check your fit.

Staci from has a great video on Magic Loop. It's not as scary as you might think! And it can be used for more than just socks. I've knit hats and cowls and sweater sleeves with Magic Loop. 

Another great skill to test out on these simple cable socks is cabling without a cable needle. Once again, Staci has a great video on this skill. So simple! Your cables will fly by :-)

This pattern calls for an afterthought heel. I used a modified short row heel instead. I would love to knit these again and go for the afterthought heel. I love trying out different heels. 

I hope you check this pattern out! Happy knitting :-)


  1. These look great. I find afterthought heels are some of the neatest I have made, no short row holes! (seem to get holes even with wraps)

    1. Short row heels are not my favorite -- my instep is too high for them to fit right most of the time. So far my favorite heel is the traditional heel flap, but I love learning new techniques.