Want to make a gift for a new baby? These socks are adorable and quick to knit too.
Size – to fit baby 3-6 months
4 ply yarn 50g in 3 colours:
Light pink (A)
Double ended 3mm needles
Darning needle / scissors
Place a marker at the beginning of the round.
Using A cast on 36sts (12, 12, 12)
Work 3 rounds in K1, P1 to end.
Rounds 4-5 – Using C, K3, P1 to end
Rounds 6-7 – using B, K3, P1 to end
Rounds 8-9 – using A, K3, P1 to end
Rounds 10-27 – as rounds 4-9 three times.
Using A, K15, turn, leave remaining sts on needles for instep.
On 15 sts, work 7 rows in stockinette st, starting with a Purl row.
Row 1 – k9, turn
Row 2 – sl, p2, turn
Row 3 – s1, k1, sl, k1, psso, k1, turn
Row 4 – s1, p2, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 5 – s1, k3, s1, k1, psso, k1, turn
Row 6 – s1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 7 – s1, k5, s1, k1, psso, turn
Row 8 – s1, p6, p2tog, p1
Using A pick up and knit 6 sts along heel, 9sts from needle, 6sts along heel, *p1, k3* five times, from instep, move round marker to here and last stitch to left hand needle.
Continue as follows:
Round 1 – using C, p2tog, k19, p2tog, *k3, p1* four times, k3
Round 2 – using B, p2tog, k17, p2tog, *k3, p1* four times, k3
Round 3 – using B, p2tog, k15, p2tog, *k3, p1* four times, k3
Round 4 – using A, p2tog, k13, p2tog, *k3, p1* four times, k3
Round 5 – using A, p1, k17, p2tog, *p1, k3* five times
Rounds 6-25 – as round 5, keeping stripe pattern correct
Break B and C
Round 1 – knit to last stitch, slip this stitch onto left hand needle to be the first stitch of the next round.
Round 2 – *K2tog, k13, s1,k1, psso* twice
Round 3 – Knit
Round 4 – *K2tog, k11, s1, k1, psso* twice
Round 5 – Knit
Round 6 – *K2tog, k9,s1, k1, psso* twice
Round 7 – Knit
Round 8 – Cast off.
Make second sock to match.
Join toe seam and weave in any loose ends.
Thanks to Louise from the Make It Shabby team for this tutorial.