Remember all those mittens I made earlier? Well, some of the leftover yarn has been turned into a couple of pairs of socks for the littlest grandsons.
These are pretty simple to make - they're a 'take' on the spiral socks that apparently will fit kids better/longer than those with proper heels knitted in. They look really skinny, but I can get my whole hand inside them so they stretch really well. I started at the top with 48 stitches for our 1 year old and 56 stitches for our 4 year old (and I'll use 60 stitches for our 6 year old)...did about half an inch of K1, Pl at the top and then switched to K2, P2 until I got to the toe.
Here's what I did for the toe...
1. (K6, k2tog)
2. (and all even rows) K
3. (K5, K2tog)
5. (K4, K2tog)
7. (K3, K2tog)
9. (K2, K2tog)
11. (K1, K2tog)
Weave yarn through stitches left on the needle, tighten and weave ends in. ****Just remember, if you're making these, the number of cast on stitches has to be divisible by 6**** (UPDATED TO ADD: I used sock yarn (fingering weight) and 2.5 mm needles)
- THIS is a free tutorial for a cute star quilt block that could be used in various sizes for all sorts of things.
- THIS is a great project to use up scraps of yarn, including the ugly stuff you wonder why on earth is continuing to reside in your stash! I like her idea of using it as a plant holder (plus it would make great gifts!).
- Sometimes I come across something that just plain makes me smile and THIS is one of them.
Today's quote..."Sometimes not saying anything is the best answer. You see, silence can never be misquoted"
And I thought I'd share this...