A complex combination of cable motifs. The front of the sock has a large cable motif. The sides and back of the sock are three repetitions of a much different, simpler motif. The sock is named in honor of Oscar Wilde’s character Algernon in the play, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Algernon errata.

Yarn: Fingering weight sock yarn.
Model: Posh Yarn, Laura, in the Earnest colorway.
Gauge: 8 sts/inch in stockinette.
Needles: US 0 (2.0mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Finished size: Women's medium.
Notions: Stitch markers are optional.

Skills: Knitting in the round, cables, charts.
Stitch instructions: Charted.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.

Thank you!

Thank you Kristie for test knitting this sock. Kristie knit her socks in a gorgeous yarn from Lorna's Laces. Her stitches really pop in that yarn.


This pattern was featured by Lime & Violet on August 26, 2008. This is what they said:
“I love cables. They add such an impact, and unlike lace, I find them soothing to knit. Enter Algernon by Fiber Dreams. This top down sock pattern features a large cable motif on the front. Three repeats of another motif around the sides and back complete the cuff.”