My fever and ickiness is still creeping away more slowly than I would like, but I couldn’t resist getting these sock pics and the pattern ready to go. Here are some of the kiddo socks I’ve been diligently working on for my Socktober project. There is still plenty of time in October, so the sock fun isn’t over, but I thought I’d show what I’ve done so far.
I also wrote up the pattern, since I make almost all of my socks toe up, and there wasn’t a pattern out there that had all of these elements. I put in some step by step pictures for the heel turn and gusset pick ups for working the socks two at a time. If you’re new to working socks toe up or two at a time, a smaller foot size is a great way to learn. The pattern is called Kiddo Kicks and it’s included in my 30% off sock sale till the 16th. Use the code SOCKTOBER at checkout to apply discount.
The pair shown above used Shibui Knits Sock in Teal for the foot and Wasabi for the cuff. These are all the 1-3 yr size. They used about 24 grams of fingering weight for the foot, and 13 grams for the cuff. I like to maximize the use of leftover sock yarn, so I thought I should make contrasting feet and cuffs.
These were my first pair. I ran out of Shibui Knits Sock in Rapids right at the end of the heel flap, before the heel turn, so I switched to some Koigu KPPPM in P312 at that point to finish the sock. I kind of enjoy the oddity of the color change placement anyway.
The final pair uses Colinette JItterbug in Ochre on the feet, and Jitterbug in Whirly Fig on the cuff. These are leftovers from two of Z’s sweaters from last year. All of these yarns are super soft and snuggly, and relatively easy care. I’ve found with any of my knitted socks that I’m comfortable with a delicate machine wash, but they don’t wear as quickly if I let them air dry. Now Z can have some warm feet for winter!