The beautiful electric blue 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. Directions 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; XX-Small, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, & XX-Large. 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.
Skill Level Easy
Materials List • 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 • 200-500 yds (183-458 m) fingering weight yarn (will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Suggested Yarn Mad Scientist Yarns - Fusion 75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon 400 yds/100 g Colorway in the sample: Cosmic Candy
Gauge 9 Stitches by 11 rows worked in the round in stockinette stitch = 1” (2.5 cm) on US1 (2.25 mm) needles, before blocking.