Grandma’s Cable & Lace Socks – Knitting Pattern

My grandmother was an avid knitter. I remember receiving handmade sweaters for birthdays and Christmas when I was little. More than anything else though, I remember her knitting socks. The same socks every time. So many that there are family stories about entire garbage bags full of homemade socks.

grandma's cable & lace socks

My grandmother passed away when I was 17. I only learned how to knit a year and a half ago, and am a little bummed that I never learned from her while I had the chance. Sadly, when she passed away we didn’t keep any of her knitting supplies (although it was really just a few pairs of needles). She had been knitting her socks for so long that she no longer needed a pattern, so when she died the sock pattern died with her. In fact, we’re not even sure if there was ever a pattern to begin with!

This past year as a Christmas gift for my mom I found someone locally who was able to reverse engineer some of my surviving pairs of grandma’s socks into a written pattern. I wanted to post it online so that other people can enjoy these socks as well. And if other people knit them, a little part of my grandmother stays in the world.

To Download the Basic Ear Flap Hat Pattern you can do one of three things:

  1. Click on this button above,
  2. Click on this link,
  3. Or you can find it on Ravelry here

It will open the pdf in a new window. From there, you can browse through it and save it if you choose to.

Also, you can find more of my knitting patterns here.

07.19.2009    6 Comments    knitting, raves