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What’s a gramma to do for a new baby when mom is a Green Bay Packer’s fan and dad is a devoted Minnesota Vikings fan? She knits a pair of each to wear on football game days during those friendly rivalries. These socks are knit in the round on my standard gauge machine with ribber with shortrowed heels and toes, but they can be knit flat and seamed up the side if desired.
Size: 0-3 months (3-1/2” sole)
Machine: Standard Gauge
Yarn: Tamm 3 ply Astracryl
Gauge at T6: 8 sts, 12 rows per inch
1. T7, CO 32 sts, 1x1 rib for 14 rows for cuff, 24 rows if you want a foldover cuff.
2. T6, transfer all main bed stitches to ribber bed, knit 1 row and convert to circular with seam up the back on center of main bed, K to RC014.
3. Then make an eyelet row for tie as desired, leaving empty needles in work. Eyelets on L6, L2, R2, R6 on main bed; L7, L3, R3, R7 on ribber bed.
4. Knit to RC013 for ankle. (27 rows total in ankle)
5. T5, shortrow heel down to 6 stitches and back out.
6. T6, knit 36 rows for foot.
7. T5, shortrow toe as for heel. Scrap off both beds.
8. Graft toe seam, sew ribbed cuff with a Bickford stitch, secure all yarn tails and weave in.
Knit a 2 st I-cord at T3 for about 18” (approx. 260 rows) long and run thru eyelet row. Double knot ends of ties or attach pom-poms or tassels if desired.
This sock can easily be made larger by increasing CO sts and/or rows.