The beautiful electric blue found in Mad Scientist Yarns Cosmic Candy colorway delights me to no end and floods me with memories of my grandmother, Hazel, who I used to visit a province over in British Columbia during our summer vacations. She taught seniors line dancing for several years, and so my brother and I would be brought to the dance hall to watch (and sometimes participate) in line dancing with all these lovely folks in their western wear… which entailed that electric blue. Funny how we forget about these wonderful, pleasant moments like that until we are brought back to them with something as simple as a color.
Worked in the round, Electric Slide contains written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. Instructions are for both cuff-down and toe-up. If you feel inclined to make 2 in the same direction, that’s completely acceptable, or one of each if you’re feeling particularly topsy-turvy! Electric Slide features 7 sizes. You’ll also find a sock worksheet, so you know how to measure your foot to achieve a perfect fit. Electric Slide has directions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double-pointed needles instead.
• US1 (2.25 mm) 32”-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. If preferred, four US1 (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles, or size required to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle
• Scrap yarn
• Stitch marker (optional)
• 200-500 yds (183-458 m) fingering weight yarn (will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Mad Scientist Yarns - Fusion
75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon
437 yds (400 m)/ 3.5 oz (100 g)
Colorway: Cosmic Candy
9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette stitch = 1”/2.5 cm on US1 (2.25 mm) needles, after blocking.
5.5 (6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5)”/ 14 (15.2, 16.5, 17.8, 19, 20.3, 21.6) cm circumference.
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