Thursday, December 1, 2016

Baby Socks


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Winter is here.

It's time for hats, scarves, and in Munchkin's case, booties.

The booties I made for Little Bear for his first winter are too big for Munchkin, so I was looking around for a quick, easy, and simple sock or bootie pattern that would stay on the little one's feet. I finally settled on this one by Red Heart Yarn--they really are just tiny little socks, made with worsted weight yarn so that they're thick and warm and knit up quickly.



Difficulty: Intermediate

What you need:
  • Worsted weight yarn (I used the remains of a ball of acrylic from my stash; I think it was Red Heart Super Saver)

Skills you need:
  • Ssk (slip slip knit)
  • Grafting for the toe (Confession: I cannot graft to save my life. I always try and fail and then wing it. Someday I'll get the hang of it, and when I do, I'll do a tutorial post for anyone else like me. The pattern includes instructions, but I still botched it.)
I was hoping to have posts available to explain any skills that might be new in a given pattern. I apologize for not having all of those posts up yet. Please bear with me--I'll update this post as soon as I have new links for you!



I know black is an unusual color for baby items, but I wanted them to be able to pass for shoes in a pinch. I had to fold down the cuff because of his chubby legs, but they'll stay on just fine!

What's your favorite pattern for baby booties? Share it in the comments!



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