Dancing Around The Maypole by Rosemary Davis

Dancing Around The Maypole

by Rosemary Davis
April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch unblocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
“One size”
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Dancing around a maypole is a tradition that involves a group of people taking a coloured ribbon attached to it, and weaving around each other, often to music.
Traditionally the dancers position themselves in pairs of boys and girls before beginning their routine. The dance creates a multi-coloured pattern which creeps steadily down the pole.
The Dancing Around the Maypole socks, uses faux cables in the design, which reminds me of the pattern the ribbons make when they are woven around the maypole.
These faux cable socks are worked cuff down, using mini circular needles, but you could easily use long circulars, or dpns.

“One size”, the width of the sock will fit an average, female adult Uk size 5-7, just adjust the number of rounds when knitting the foot, to obtain the desired size. The pattern easily adjustable for a smaller, or larger width of foot.