Baby Life Ring Socks by Cat Bordhi
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Baby Life Ring Socks

January 2004
DK (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 β€œLife 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.