6 Cozy Cabled Socks to Knit This Fall (2020)

When the weather starts to turn here in Michigan, I’m always so excited to break out my collection of warm, wooly, hand-knit socks!

Cable knit socks are some of my favorite sock patterns to knit because they remind me of cozy chunky cabled knits, but they’re more portable for knitting on the go.

I’ve rounded up six beautiful cabled sock knitting patterns I think you should make this fall!

Yarn, Needles, Gauge

All of these patterns call for fingering weight yarn and small needles. Make sure to read the details available at each pattern link for all the important info about gauge and needles!

Cabled socks usually work best with solid or tonal yarns, so these are going to be great for budget-friendly solid sock yarns like Cascade Heritage or KnitPicks Stroll, but they will also work with your favorite semi-solid or tonal hand-dyed yarns.

Cabled Socks for Everyone

Cabled Socks for Everyone

Cabled Socks for Everyone, published in January 2020, are designed to be perfect for gift knitting. There is an intricate, slightly unusual cable running down the front of the leg and the top of the foot, framed by two smaller, two-stitch cables.

The back of the leg is worked in stockinette to provide a very stretchy fit, ideal for anyone who has trouble pulling a cabled sock over their heels.

I knit a pair of these for a Christmas gift this year!

Pattern link: Cabled Socks for Everyone.

Designer: Rachel Leggett.

Price: $5 USD.

Construction: cuff down with a heel flap and gusset.

Sizes available: S (M, L): 6.5 (7.5, 8.5) inch foot and leg circumference, designed to fit with about one inch of negative ease.

Diamond Head Socks

Diamond Head Socks

Diamond Head Socks were published in July 2020. They feature a diamond cable and texture pattern inspired by the British Columbian landscape.

Pattern link: Diamond Head Socks.

Designer: Natasha Pekurel.

Price: $6 CAD.

Construction: cuff down with a heel flap and gusset.

Sizes available: Small (Medium, Large) fitting a 7-8 (9, 10-11) inch foot circumference.

Duke of Wellington Socks

Duke of Wellington Socks

The Duke of Wellington Socks, published in October 2020, feature a set of intertwined cables on the leg and foot. The designer was inspired by the ship her ancestors sailed on to immigrate to Australia. I love the tweed yarn the designer used for this project!

Pattern link: Duke of Wellington Socks.

Designer: Jacqui Pirotta.

Price: $3 USD.

Construction: cuff down with heel flap and gusset.

Sizes available: one adult size.


Emma was published in October 2020 and features cables and ribbing. I think these look really classic!

Pattern link: Emma.

Designer: Yucca.

Price: ¥520 JPY.

Construction: toe up with a heel flap.

Sizes available: to fit foot circumference 20-22.5 [21.5-23.5, 23-25.5] cm / 8-9 [8½-9½, 9 ¼-10¼] inches.

Evening Breeze

Evening Breeze was published in October 2020. The designer of says, “this pattern was designed to be simple and soothing in nature, to compliment the relaxing and meditative stitching often needed to bring closure to our days in a healthy and positive way. The horseshoe cable is styled to face upwards when worn, to hold in the luck that was lovingly knit into it.”

I think these socks definitely look like a soothing knit.

Pattern link: Evening Breeze.

Designer: Heather Mitchell.

Price: $5 USD.

Construction: cuff down with a heel flap and gusset.

Sizes available: Small (Medium, Large) to fit foot circumference of 7 (8, 9) inches / 18 (20, 23) cm.

Lichen Braids

Lichen Braids socks.

Published in July 2020, Lichen Braids feature a large, intertwining cable. I think the scale of the cable makes these socks look especially cozy.

Pattern link: Lichen Braids.

Designer: Teresa Denneboom.

Price: €5 EUR.

Construction: toe up with a short row heel.

Sizes available: adult small, medium, and large.

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What do you think? Which socks will you knit this year?

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