Here I will show you a simple recipe for making baby socks. To keep their tiny feet nice and warm 🙂
- K: Knit
- P: Purl
- K2TOG: Knit 2 stitches together
- P2TOG: Purl 2 stitches together
- SKP: Slip 1 stitch, with yarn in front of work, over to the right needle. Then knit next into next stitch, and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted one
For desired result you should have a knitting tension of approximately 28 stitches (stockinette pattern) per 10 cm (4 inches).
0: Cast 40 stitches on double pointed needles or circular needles
1-26: Rib pattern of 2K, 2P around in a circle
Put the first 20 stitches on 1 needle and the rest on a helper needle. The latter will be the top of the sock.
1-10: Stockinette stitch (K on odd rows, and purl on even rows)
Now you will start making the turn of the sock.
1. Knit until 6 stitches remain, then K2TOG, and 1K
2. Knit until 6 stitches remain, then P2TOG2, and 1P
3. Knit until 5 stitches remain, then K2TOG, and 1K
4. Knit until 5 stitches remain, then P2TOG2, and 1P
5. Knit until 4 stitches remain, then K2TOG, and 1K
6. Knit until 4 stitches remain, then P2TOG2, and 1P
7. Knit until 3 stitches remain, then K2TOG, and 1K
8. Knit until 3 stitches remain, then P2TOG2, and 1P
We are now going to knit all the way around, including the top of the sock (the stitches you put on a helper needle).
Knit across the needle, and then continue up the side (where made 1-10 stockinette stitches) where you create 6 new knit stitches in the side (First side).
Continue on the 20 stitches for the top (remember rib pattern here) of the sock and then again 6 new knit stitches up the other side (Second side).
You now have a total of 44 stitches.
Knit and purl around following the pattern of the previous row, but:
First side: The first 3 stitches on the first side: 1K, K2TOG
Second side: The last 3 stitches on the second side: SKP, 1K
3: Knit and purl around following the pattern of the previous row
4: Same as 2
You should now have done a total of 4 decreases, so back to 40 stitches in total.
Tip: If working with double pointed needles it can be good idea to separate the stitches evenly out.
1-14: Knit and purl around following the pattern of the previous row
Put a marker between stitch 16 and 17 and between stitch 4 and 5 before the first stitch in the round.
So from the first to the second marker you have the bottom of the foot and the sides together and the top of the foot on the other side.
20 stitches between each marker.
The second marker will now be the beginning while counting rows.
1: Stockinette stitch until hitting second marker. New row starts from here.
* K, K2TOG
* Stockinette stitch until 3 stitches before marker, then SKP and 1K
* Then after the marker, 1K, K2TOG
* Stockinette stitch until 3 stitches before next marker, then SKP, 1K
Repeat 1 and 2 until 10 rows done in total.
You should now have done a total of 20 decreases, and have 20 stitches left.
Put the 20 stitches on 2 needles (knitting needles).
Then use kitchener stitch to close it off.
Link for guide if you are not familiar with kitchener stitch: https://blog.tincanknits.com/2013/10/03/kitchener-stitch/
You now have a small set of baby socks… Unless you only made one, then half the way there 🙂
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