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Baby Life Ring Socks

Knitting
January 2004
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
90 - 100 yards (82 - 91 m)
Newborn, (3 months, 6 months)
This pattern is available for free.

Th is toe-up design, knit on two circular needles, begins with a Boxy Toe. A baby’s feet need room to wiggle, and are rather boxy-shaped, after all. The spandex or lycra-rich yarns are a pleasure to knit with, and the stretchy socks will stay on baby’s little feet. I call these Life Ring Socks because the rolls resemble the life preserver rings that hang beside swimming pools. The sock’s “Life Rings” can be bunched down to fit around the ankle, or pulled up like a knee sock, if baby is chilly. The elastic yarns also let the sock stretch to fit growing feet a little longer.