Cheshire socks

Cheshire slips back and forth between a textured background and smooth reverse stockinette, much as the Cheshire Cat slips in and out of view. A “princess sole” (with knit stitches facing your sole, instead of facing out) and cashmere blend yarn make this sock a delight for even the most sensitive feet. This pattern is a sister to my Jabberwonky sock pattern and has similar heel shaping.

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Difficulty: Intermediate – Advanced

Size: S (M, L, XL) – 9 (10, 11, 12.5)” leg circumference


  • 1 skein of Fly Designs Cashmara (390 yds / 356 m, 4 oz / 113 g; 80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon)
  • US 1.5 (2.5 mm) circular or double-pointed needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Cable needle (optional)

Techniques used: Reading charts, increases, decreases, yarn over, cables

Price: $4.99