Saturday, July 28, 2007

Baby things


A friend of mine is having twins! So I've gotten started making baby things. These socks come from leftover washcloth yarn (thaki cotton). I found that most baby sock patterns make a really wide gusset. Mine knit up a bit narrower, and they look a little more like adult socks. They're long enough to fold the cuff over. Here's the pattern:


These knit up into teeny, tiny, newborn size socks.
On size 3 double point needles, cast on 24.
Join to work in the round.
K1P1 every row until work measures 2.5 inches.
Divide for heel: Put 12 sts on one needle (this is now Needle 1). Heel flap is knit back and forth on these 12 stitches.
for 12 rows:
Odd rows: slip 1, knit across
Even rows: slip 1, purl across

Next row: slip 1, knit 7, k2 together, k1 turn work
Next row: slip 1, p5, p2tog, p1
Next row: slip 1, k5, k2tog, k1
Next row: slip 1, p5, p2tog, p1
Next row: knit

Pick up and knit 6 slipped stitches along the side of the heel flap, putting the first 2 on Needle 1.

Knit across needles 2 and 3.

Pick up and knit 6 slipped stitches along the other side of the heel flap, putting the last 2 on Needle 1.

Next 4 rounds:
Needle 1: K across
Needle 2: K1, K2tog, Knit across
Needle 3: K to last 3, SSK, K1
(after repeating 4 times, 24 sts remain)

Continue knitting in the round until foot measures 2.5 inches from heel.

(I changed colors a few rows before reaching 2.5 inches)

Next row: K1, K2tog, K6, SSK, K1 twice
Next row: K around
Next row: K1 K2tog, K4, SSK, K1 twice
Next row: Knit around

Graft toe together using Kitchener stitch!


I got the hat pattern out of a baby hat book , but I can't currently remember which!

14 comments:

mum2bella said...

Ohh, I am so excited to try these teeny tiny socks:) been searching high and low for a pattern that will accept my Patons merino yet be small enough and cute enough to fit a newborn baby. love the narrow gusset:) I though about 'tube' socks for a newborn, but these look more exciting to knit up;)

Thanks for sharing!

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mum2bella said...

forgot to ask, how long are they from heal to toe?

Also, sorry for the deleated posts, my first reply posted 3 times :(

vicki said...

thank you so much for this pattern! i just finished the first sock for my new grandson - red and gray, just like "real" wool socks all the big guys wear. it's adorable! thanks again!

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Pirk said...

Thanks for the pattern.
I made a pair, with WW yarn to make the little socks a bit bigger.
Very nice and easy pattern.
Thanks.

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Brittany said...

I have been looking for a pattern for baby socks for awhile now. How would you go about making the socks a little bigger, such as casting on 44 stitches?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your pattern. I knit baby socks for a women shelter and a center for teenager mom. God bless you!

Unknown said...

Help!! I am stuck! I guess it is with the gusset that I need more specific instructions.Before I started picking up any stitches, I had all stitches on two needles. Is that right? So then I picked up six and put the first two stitches back on needle 1 (the one with heel stitches) .and at that point I had 3 needles and I was supposed to knit across needles 2&3. Which needle 2 then had four stitches on it, right? So I guess I knit needle 3 stitches to needle 2 because now I have needle one with 10 stitches joined very close to needle 2 ( 16 stitches across instep).so with needle 3 I picked up the 6 on other side of heel. And I can put the last 2 stitches on needle 1. But this is where it begins to fall apart if this is where I am supposed to start the 4 rounds. Needle 3 only has 4 stitches on it. Thanks to anyone who knows how to help.

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sherry bin said...

to unknown
this is what worked for me
knit 8 stitches(1st needle) pick up 6 stitches along heel flap then knit 6 stitches (2nd needle)knit 6 stitches then pick up 6 stitches along heel flap (3rd needle) should 8, 12 and 12 stitches
Thanks for the pattern very easy to do and makes a nice looking sock.