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The perfect pair of baby socks
These are based on a pair of baby socks more than 25 years old! The recipe is long lost of course, but I love them so much that I just had to make a recipe myself. And now, I've made 10 pairs this year alone - some given to friends, some sold. They are (to me) the most perfect baby socks I've ever seen. Thanks to Krissie for loaning me her precious socks!

They might look a bit "square-ish" now, but that's just because they are brand new and unused. As soon as they are put on little feet they will be as round as round can be...

I've used Dale baby wool yarn and size 2,5 knitting needles. The yarn is 100% Merino wool, 50m grams = ca 165 meters, 32 stiches = ca 10 cm.

Posted by Made By Eva from Norway, Maine, United States • Published See Made By Eva's 16 projects »
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  • How to make a baby booties. Baby Socks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cast on 48 stiches

    *k1, p1* Repeat to end of round.

    Repeat the previous round another 14 times.

    *YO twice, sk2p* Repeat to end of round.

    *p1, k2* Repeat to end of round.

    Knit 3 rounds.

  • How to make a baby booties. Baby Socks - Step 2
    Step 2

    k13

    Purl back over the same 13 stiches you just knitted.

    Repeat the last two rounds 7 times.

  • How to make a baby booties. Baby Socks - Step 3
    Step 3

    *k1, p1* Do this for the first 13 stiches - and now for the part I find difficult to translate...: Along the side, "pick up" 16 stiches. That's more than usual, so you might find it difficult to fit in all 16 sts, but it is possible. Just go for it and cram them all in! ;) Continue along the three needles with the *k1, p1* pattern. Pick up another 16 stiches along the other side. You should now have 80 stiches and be back to the corner you started from.

    *p1, k1* Repeat to end of round.

    *k1, p1* Repeat to end of round.

    Repeat the last two rounds 2 times.

  • How to make a baby booties. Baby Socks - Step 4
    Step 4

    *k1, p1* repeat over 14 stiches, p65, k1.

    *p1, k1* repeat over 14 stiches, bind off 65.

    You should now have 15 stiches remaining in total. One of these is left over from the binding off on the previous round and should be considered as knitted already. The first round is therefore *p1, k1* over the other 14 stiches.

    *k1, p1* Repeat to end of round (15 stiches).

    Repeat the last round 48 times.

    Bind off all stiches.

    Sew the bottom to the sides of the sock.

  • How to make a baby booties. Baby Socks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take 3 strands of yarn, ca 300 cm long each. Tie them together in one end and unwind each one until the fibres are almost parallell (left). Allow the three strands to wind together into one thick strand (middle). Twist this strand very tight, put one end together with the other end and allow the now double strand to wind together to form a helix (right).

  • How to make a baby booties. Baby Socks - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut this into two strands of ca 45 cm each - remember to tie knots before cutting!

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The Trace
The Trace · United States, US · 2 projects
ohhh okay, i just ended up replacing it with yo2tog. i got lazy though when making them and i've just started the second one. i'm making them with some lilac mohair/merino blend. they're turning out really cute but a lot different then yours. i'll probably post them Happy
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Made By Eva
Made By Eva · Norway, Maine, US · 16 projects
Oh, I had hoped that would appear as a direct link, but the comment section apparently doesn't allow HTML coding. The link is:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossary
Just copy and paste I guess... Good luck!
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Made By Eva
Made By Eva · Norway, Maine, US · 16 projects
Hi, The Trace! Being more familiar with English knitting terms now than when I wrote this, I think I'll replace "make 2" with "YO twice" to be more clear.
The term sk2p means "slip one, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over. This gives you a double increase followed by a double decrease, creating the holes you see under the ribbing.
<a href="http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossary">This link</a> is a glossary of common knitting terms and has several videos, among others for this term, for both English and continental style knitters. I also taught myself to knit and crochet from books and the internet. There is so much help to be found out there! Thanks for trying the recipe - be sure to let me know how they turn out! Happy And don't hesitate to ask again if you get stuck. Happy
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The Trace
The Trace · United States, US · 2 projects
i'm trying to make these but there is a part that confuses me. when you say make 2 sk2p do you mean make 2, slip, knit, slip, knit, purl? none of my books have this in it (i taught myself to knit) and i'm really stuck Happy
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The Trace
The Trace · United States, US · 2 projects
i'm trying to make these but there is a part that confuses me. when you say make 2 sk2p do you mean make 2, slip, knit, slip, knit, purl? none of my books have this in it (i taught myself to knit) and i'm really stuck Happy
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
cute
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