Does a yarn ever tell you what it wants to be? I made a few swatches in this yarn before it became these lovely ribbed and cabled socks: each time I tried something new, it steered me in the direction of twisted cables, and squishy rib. The sock told me it wanted to an organic heel that grew out of the ribbing. I’m delighted with the direction the yarn steered me in, and I hope you can find a yarn to make this pattern in that is similarly particular!
The Tangles Socks are knitted from the top-down with an all-over 2 x 2 rib and a cable panel. The socks have a modified-Strong heel that appears to grow out of the ribbing – a bonus of the Strong heel is that you don’t have to pick up any stitches. The toe is created with shaping down each side and is gathered at the end – no need for any pesky Kitchener stitch!
The pattern is needle-neutral, so you can knit these socks on your choice of DPNs, short circulars or magic loop.