Electric Slide DK (Digital Knitting Pattern)
Electric Slide floods me with memories of my grandmother, Hazel, who I used to visit a province in British Columbia during our summer vacations. She taught seniors line dancing for several years, 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 stunning electric blue. It is funny how we forget about these beautiful, pleasant moments like that until we are brought back to them with something as simple as a colour.
Note: This is a digital knitting pattern for you to download and print at home. No physical pattern will be shipped.
Electric Slide DK – Worked in the round, this sock pattern contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for a short row heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using (links included for alternatives).
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer (ensure you denote your instep stitches with extra markers – so you don’t miss the placement of the heel or toe shaping).
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
6 [6.5, 7, 7.75, 8.25, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.75, 11.25]” / 15 [16.5, 18, 19.5, 20.5, 22.5, 23.5, 25, 26.5, 28] cm circumference — choose a size that will give you 1-1.5” / 2.5-4 cm of negative ease. The finished measurements do not factor in negative ease, these are the actual measurements for the finished item.
US3 (3.25 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or the size required to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle, stitch markers (1)
MC: 100-245 yds / 91-224 m of DK weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
CC: 37 [43, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72, 79, 86, 93] yds / 34 [39, 44, 49, 55, 60, 66, 72, 79, 85] m of DK weight yarn
Turtlepurl Yarns – DK Striped Turtle Toes
75% SW Merino 25% Nylon
245 yds (224 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
27 stitches by 36 rounds in stockinette = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.
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LOW-VISIBILITY & SCREEN READER FORMATS:
A low-visibility and a screen-reader-accessible version of this pattern are available. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by the read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.