May 2013 - These are Bobbly Baby Socks Two!
MATERIALS: fingering sock yarn, patterned or plain
NEEDLES: Set of five 2 mm to 2.5 mm double points, depending upon knitter's personal knitting tension
GAUGE: about 7 stitches per inch in stocking stitch
SIZE: approximately a 6 month size, but foot and leg length can be shortened or lengthened as desired.
Have a Yarn has a lovely little sock pattern called Bobbly Baby Socks which has embellishments and is often used as a choice for a baby girl. My motive with this pattern is to make a sock which has a different look with a slightly more masculine feel, while still retaining the bobbles. It should fit a baby from about birth to 6 months or older, depending on the foot size of the baby. The leg and foot length can be adjusted as desired.
Cast 40 stitches on double points, dividing stitches evenly on four of the needles.
Join into a circle and rib for between 1 and 1 & 1/2 inches in a K1P1 rib.
Knit for 3 rounds.
Bobble Round: Knit 2, (MB, K4) to the last 2 stitches, K2
Knit for 3 rounds.
Purl for 3 rounds.
Showcase Space: (Sample Blue)
Sample Grey uses this space for moss stitch. This also requires the subtraction of 1 stitch per round to leave 39 stitches. This creates an odd number which makes doing the moss stitch easier. At the end of the showcase space, increase the stitch count to 40 again by adding 1 stitch.
Sample Red fills this space with a K2P2 rib. In this case, as in the stocking stitch sample, 40 stitches are used solely in the showcase round.
Begin heel by putting the stitches of two needles onto one needle, for the heel flap.
Turn heel: (knit row of heel flap) Slip 1, K 12, ssk, turn.
Bring into round again:
Next round: Knit to last 2 sts. on first needle, knit 2 together. Knit across next two needles as usual. On the fourth needle, ssk and then knit to end of needle. (40 sts. again in round, the original number)
Knit around as usual until foot measures 3 inches (or desired length) from back of heel to beginning of toe decrease.
Decrease for Toe: Knit to the last 2 stitches on each needle and K 2 tog. for one round. Knit 1 round plain. Continue these 2 rounds until you have 2 stitches on each needle.
Break yarn, leaving about 8 inches of tail. Use tail to thread a large needle and graft toe opening using Kitchener Stitch or draw up in a circle, and sew in end on the reverse side. Sew in cast on tail end also.
Make another sock to match.
I've done a pink one just to show what it looks in a more girly colour. The showcase section is a K3P1 rib and is done on 39 stitches like the blue and grey ones.
Hope you have fun with these!