I was very flattered when Rusty emailed me a few months ago and asked me if I would consider contributing a design for the Southeast Knitting Retreat. I got to work right away and after reviewing my sketch book I decided on a cabled sock pattern. The playful intertwining between the braided plait and classic cables serve as a visual allegory of our tight brotherhood as male knitters—the ties that bind if you will. And let’s face it, a dude can never have enough hand knit socks!!! The sock is knit from the top, down with a traditional heel flap and gusset and is sized from men's US 8-13. The pattern will be distributed to all of the attendees/coordinators of the retreat this weekend and the pattern will go on sale to the public starting next week. All of the proceeds of the pattern will be donated to the Men's Knitting Retreat Scholarship Fund for future retreats. Unfortunately I am unable to attend the retreat this weekend as I'm flying out tonight to present at a medical conference tomorrow, but I wish everyone a great time!