Inner Light by Luise O'Neill

Inner Light

December 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
370 - 430 yards (338 - 393 m)
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)" / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
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♫ The Music ♫
Star Trek may seem a far cry from Celtic cables but my favourite TNG (The Next Generation) episode of all time is “The Inner Light” (Season 5 Episode 25 if you want to check it out). Captain Picard learns the flute during his experience on the planet Kataan and plays the most beautiful melody ~ composed by Jay Chattaway ~ that is very worthy of cables. It is a tune of hope.

Inner Light are our Holiday socks for 2020 - garlands and wreaths and toasty toes, oh my!


  • These toe-up socks begin with a barn toe.
  • The cables on the instep and leg are mirrored on the right and left sock.
  • The sole is worked in Stockinette stitch (knit every round).
  • The gusset increases are worked at the sides of the sole.
  • The heel is turned using a short row heel cap which means no picking up stitches.
  • The heel flap is worked in a standard slipped-stitch pattern.

Sample shown in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 437yds / 400m per 100g) in Cayenne Pepper 510 .

Cable patterns are charted only.

Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)“ / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
Finished foot length: 8.25 (9.5, 10)” / 21 (24, 25.5)cm.
Bottom of heel to top of ribbing: approx. 11” / 28cm.

370 (400, 430)yds / 338 (366, 393)m fingering / sock-weight yarn.

2.5mm / US1.5 for small circumference knitting (see Needle Notes) or size required to obtain gauge.

32 sts and 44 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, in the round, blocked.

Stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.

Tech Editing: RedSquirrel; FirSprite.
Charting Software: Stitchmastery.
Stitch Muse: Annie Maloney
Test knit by: Ravellers dragonxser, junjunjun, susu2u, IAlsoQuilt, bgow, snowpansy and Cydiba.

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