Knitting baby socks is the perfect portable project, which can live comfortably in a handbag and be worked on in orthodontists’ waiting rooms or in those rare moments when I take a proper lunch break at work. They are also wonderfully quick to make, which is great when you are as short of free time for craft as I have been recently.
The pattern I knitted in green, pictured below, would be my second favourite of the five. It shares some of the features of my favourite: easy cables and a neat Kitchener stitch toe.
For the green socks, I used up the last of the tiny balls of yarn called ‘Poppets’ that I bought at May’s craft show from Prudence Mapstone.
Also at the craft show in May, I bought two balls of Scheepjes Spirit yarn, one pink and one blue. I do not normally choose cotton and acrylic blends, but they were such pretty pastel colours and very soft.
This pattern has a very different finished shape from the other four: the foot is shorter and the ankle wider. I do not think the differences were caused by anything I did; it is simply a different style. I had to alter the shape of the cardboard sock inserts accordingly.
If you are a knitter who is interested in knitting baby socks, the details of these patterns can be found on my Ravelry page.