Sunday, January 27, 2019

More Baby Socks
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I’ve been in the ‘knitting for baby’ mode for a new grandbaby in the family and can’t believe I haven’t posted these little socks on my blog yet.  Guess I’ve been preoccupied.  These are made on my standard gauge machine with a couple different brands of non-wool self striping sock yarns.  I’ve knit them flat and seamed the side later but could easily be knit in the round if desired.   My pattern is designed with a 3-1/2” sole to fit 0 to 3 months but can easily be resized by adjusting stitches and rows.  
They are just adorable and mom and baby just love them.  The two yarns are Premier Wool Free Sock Stripes which is acrylic and polyester, and Loops & Threads Perfect Pair yarn which is acrylic, polyester and bamboo.  Both are easy knits and soft for baby.   So here we go.
Size: 0-3 mos (3.5” sole)
Machine:  Standard gauge
Tension 6
Gauge:  9 sts, 12 rows = 1”
1.  CO 40 sts in 1x1 ribbing.
2.  Knit 14 rows (or 30 rows for a foldover cuff).
3.  Transfer ribber stitches to main bed.  (or do a mock or latched rib if you don't have a ribber.
Knit 17 rows total in the ankle. 

BUT if you want an eyelet row,
            a.  Knit 6 rows and make eyelets by transferring one stitch to its neighbor beginning
                with the 2nd needle from the left.  The eyelet row looks like this after transfers are made:
                  . x .. x .. x ….. x .. x .. x .. x ..  etc,  to end of row.
            b.  Keeping empty needles in work, knit 11 more rows to make a total of 17 rows.
1.   Put half the stitches away from the carriage into hold position.
2.   Make sure there are even stitches in work, put machine on hold and shortrow down to 8
       stitches and back out.
1.  Knit 28 rows.
2.  Decrease EON, move stitches together and knit 2 rows at T7.
3.  Gather live stitches and secure.
Mattress stitch the side seam using the 1/2 stitch on each side.  Use a Bickford seam in the ribbing.  Knit a 2 stitch I-cord at T2 for about 18”.  Weave the cord thru the eyelet row and double knot each end.  Or pompoms or tassels can be added if desired.

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