Mr. Blue Sky Maypole Cable Rib
The inspiration for this pattern came from the twisting cabling of the Maypole Rib stitch pattern, which can be found in Nicky Epstein’s Knitting on the Edge (and which I modified slightly), from the blue jean color of The Unique Sheep’s Sushi Sock, and of course, from the man in my life, my husband.
My husband, a web producer and music journalist, has two kinds of socks — the basic white athletic socks, and the business black variety. Since he wears a lot of khaki pants (we live in Florida), I thought the classic blue jean shade of the Sushi Sock would provide him with a nice alternative for business days. As an added plus, the bamboo in the yarn provides a comfortable wearability in our warm climate. Since music is so important in both our lives (and I have a habit of naming my patterns after songs) I was thinking of one of his classic rock guilty pleasures, The Electric Light Orchestra and their song “Mr. Blue Sky,” when I was designing.
Foot length: adjustable to fit
Leg length: 9”/23cm or adjustable to fit
The Unique Sheep Sushi Sock (60% superwash merino, 30% bamboo, 10% nylon; 386 yds/353m per 100g skein); sample uses Blue Jeans; 1 (2, 2) skein(s)
US #2/2.75mm needles for working in the round: dpns, 2 short circulars or 1 long circular, as you prefer
Cable needle (optional, see pattern notes on working cables without a cable needle)