UPDATE: The designer’s original pair of socks (with a Rockies pinstriped pattern) have been accepted for inclusion in the collection at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, as part of the upcoming display on Stitch ‘N Pitch. (Baseball knitters rock! :)
This is a great knitting project for the ultimate baseball fan. These socks can be knit in two sizes: a larger size for a woman who wears a size 8 shoe or a child who wears a size 6 shoe (with a foot approximately 9 3/4 inches long) and a smaller size for a woman who wears a size 5 1/2 shoe or a child who wears a size 4 shoe (with a foot approximately 8 1/2 inches long).
There are two ways to knit this sock. The first uses a stranded-knitting style and is perfect for the intermediate knitter. The second uses a more complicated technique called “festive knitting” (in which you knit backwards with two colors over small intervals), which is great for the more advanced, adventurous knitter, and has the advantage of creating a stretchier sock that will fit a larger range of feet. Here, I will give directions for both. There are also directions for socks with and without pinstripes, depending on the team’s uniform.