Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Toddler Socks

I have discovered I am the opposite of a fair-weather knitter - I stop knitting in the summer and start again when it turns cold and wintry. I picked up my abandoned sweater and worked a few rows, and then had an urge to knit socks. I started with these mini basketweave toddler socks for Little Cherub:

Blue was her choice of colour. They are knitted in DK (worsted) yarn - I used some cheap acrylic yarn I had lying around, which will bobble a bit but is still nice and warm for her little toes. Here is a close up of the foot, though whether the photo is good enough to show the basketweave pattern I'm not sure. They were not difficult to knit, though the dp needles I used were really too long for such tiny socks which made them more fiddly than they needed to be.

They fit her little UK size 5 (US size 6?) feet perfectly. They would be fine for a slightly smaller foot, but a larger size would need a bit of extra length in the foot. A chubbier leg would need a looser cast on than I used. She is very pleased with them and says she wants a pink pair next.

I am now working on a pair for myself, using this self-patterning 75% wool Regia sock yarn.

1 comment:

Meredith said...

Oh, they and adorable!!! I LOVE the color, thank you for sharing them :)