Saturday, February 09, 2008
Easy baby socks
If you can knit & purl, you can make these great socks in an evening or two. For many beginning knitters, turning the heel of a sock is the biggest challenge if you are a visual learner and find written patterns confusing. Amy at knittinghelp.com has a great video that shows you step by step how to turn the heel here under "Advanced Knitting Techniques". She uses this free pattern: North Country Cotton Baby Socks. For my socks (above) I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease® worsted weight yarn in Avocado (80% acrylic, 20% wool) on size 5 (US)/3.75mm double-point needles. I prefer bamboo or wood needles for knitting "in the round" as they grip the yarn a bit and stitches are less apt to slip off. They fit size 6-12 months.
For the second pair of socks I used Lily® Sugar 'n Cream Stripes in Natural (100% Cotton) on size 4 (US)/3.5mm double-points.