Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ruffled Baby Socks, ver.2

Some of you may have read a pattern that was sent out waaaaaaaay too soon, sorry. Here's what SHOULD have been sent out.
I wanted to make another sock with a little bit longer (albeit so little) difference in the ruffle. I also wanted to make a basically solid colored sock, with just the ruffle a different color. I think it came out pretty cute. I have always thought that pink with a little bit of white trim looks really 'clean'. Now, I can't wait to have a chance to knit up some in red with white, and a whole lot of other colors! We are on a roll, or is that a ruffle? oy!
Ruffled Baby Socks, ver. 2
© September 24, 2009 Cathy Waldie

Once again you must have the book, "Knit a Dozen Baby Socks" from American School of Needlework. I used the smaller sized sock with a (US)3 (3.25mm) set of dpn's for a 6-12 month sized fit. This time I used the pattern for Basic socks.

This pattern is for 32 stitch sock, so I multiplied the 32 x 3 = 96.

To make the ruffle, I started by C/O 96 stitches with the CC color and join, without twisting.

Row 1) Purl around
Row 2) *P1, P2 tog* around (64 sts)
Row 3) Purl around
Row 4) P2 tog around (32 sts)
Row 5) Switch back to MC and Purl around
Row 6) 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!

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