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Dave Finally Gets His

Dave Finally Gets His: cuff-down, worsted/aran weight socks incorporating a cabled top and cabled gussets.

Also offered on Knit Picks for light worsted pattern only.
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My husband Dave patiently watched me make multiple pairs of house socks for other people…until he plaintively mentioned he’d like a pair, too!

Because he loves Celtic cables, I picked a four strand braid for the main cable pattern, and created closed cables for the gussets.

The main cable pattern and the gussets pattern are presented only as charts.

The sock can be made longer or shorter to accommodate a shorter or longer foot. As knit, it measures 3” from cuff to top of heel flap, 9” from heel to toe, and 8” in diameter (unstretched).

Cabling without a cable needle will (IMHO) make your life so much easier, though it is not required.

Please note that there is a “Quick & Dirty” summary of the pattern as a 2nd PDF.

Yarn:   Light worsted (or) worsted/heavy worsted.


  • Worsted: US size 5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Light Worsted: US size 3 (3.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.


  • Heavy worsted:  20 st and 36 rnds = 4” in St st in the rnd.
  • Light worsted:   27 st and 36 rnds = 4” in St st in the rnd.

Skills needed:  knitting in the round, cabling, charts.