Cindy’s green baby socks

Cindy’s green baby socks, originally uploaded by YarnDork.

Here’s the little pair of socks part 2. See my baby sock blockers? They’re lotion bottles from the resort in Hawaii. Now I have another reason besides my cheapness for grabbing them and always taking them home with me. They are the perfect size. Anyway, here’s the recipe for anyone who was interested in making a pair. I used size 3 dpns and a small amount of some lime green Lion Brand Microspun. In retrospect, I probably should have gone up to a size 4 needle, but once I washed them they did use their stiffness a little. I started at the toe and did a short row toe and a short row heel and did 2 by 2 ribbing for the cuff and ended with a few rows of stockinette to make a cute rolled cuff, sort of to match the rolled brim I did on the baby hat. Here’s the specifics…

Start with a provisional cast on of 16. I use waste yarn and a size B or D crochet hook and pull up loops on the back of the chain. Purl one row, then start the “turn and yarn over” short rowing on the knit row. I use Ann Budd’s Better than Booties short row instructions. I short rowed down to 7 st between the pairs, or 8 across if you count the first knit stitch after the YO, then start picking up the stitches again. After the last short row increase row, undo the provisional cast on and pick up thost 16 stitches and continue in stockinette st for 13 rows. On the 14th row, begin the short row for the heel, doing this the same way as for the toe. After the last increase short row for the heel, do 1 row of stockinette, picking up an extra stitch if needed at the join and decreasing it to maintain a multiple of 4. Do 16 rows of 2 x 2 rib. For the next row, change to stockinette, but also in that first row only, increase one stitch in one of the purls around. In other words, do a K3, K1f&b, around, then do 2 rows of stockinette. Bind off on the 4th row. Did that make any sense?

Forgot to add…DorkyQuilts…cats do this to each other because they can’t knit.  That’s what I think , anyway.


1 Response to “Cindy’s green baby socks”

  1. 1 KnittingGnome March 6, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Very cute! I love your sock blockers. That is a great idea!

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