Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ruffled Baby Socks

Ruffled Baby Socks

© September 11, 2009 Cathy Waldie

Must have the book, "Knit a Dozen Baby Socks" from American School of Needlework.
I used the smaller sized sock with a (US)2 (2.75mm) set of dpn's. I used the pattern for Denim Blue, but omitted the CC color around the beginning of the ribbing, but did use the CC color for the heels and toes.

I started with the 'boys' look first, so I cold figure out my colors, etc...

To make the ruffle, I started by C/O 96 stitches with the CC color. This pattern is for 32 stitch sock, so I multiplied the 32 x 3 = 96.

Row 1) Purl around
Row 2) *P1, P2 tog* around (64 sts)
Row 3) P2 tog around (32 sts)
Row 4) Switch back to MC and Purl around
Row 5) begin with the directions of the sock as written in the book.

One other modification, I used a 2 x 2 rib rather than the 1 x 1 written in the pattern.

After you finish the socks, fold the cuff down, and place on your cutie patootie!

Just had to do it!

Got to thinking that this set wasn't finished without the socks! Yep, I said so as I posed the sweaters and hats the other day. Well, about ten seconds later, I pulled out the 'Knit a Dozen Baby Socks' book from American School of Needlework and the rest of the Baby Bee, Sweet Delights yarn that I had left over from the Sweaters and Hats, and off to work I got.

The boy's socks were the first to be finished. I added the 'Sunshine' color to the toes and the heels, with the Blueberry to finished up the little 'Bruin' socks. Then I wanted the girl socks to be a little more frilly. Right? So I added the ruffles. Actually, I knit the socks top down, so I started with the ruffles. Wanna know how I did these? Hold on a moment, and I'll post the directions. Get your "Knit a Dozen Baby Socks" book out while I type up the directions. They're short and easy.