Grow with Me by Margaret Testa
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Grow with Me

Knitting
July 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches = 1 inch
in K2, P2 ribbing
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
Child's Small, Medium, Large & Extra-Large
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These socks are designed to fit the ever growing feet of toddlers. The ribbed leg and instep create a sock that expands as the child grows, allowing you to simply rip back the toe portion of the sock, extend it by half an inch and knit a new toe as their feet grow. Choose the size below closest to the foot circumference of the child and knit the foot length to fit. It is possible to get 2-3 shoe sizes from a pair by simply lengthening the foot as needed. My own son wore the pair pictured for 3 winters, with two toe increases.

7/30/10: Updated File: There was an error in the Stitch totals for the first round of the toe shaping. Pattern should read: “Work these two rounds a total of 4 6, 7, 9 times. 32 36, 44, 48 stitches remaining”

8/19/10: Updated Pattern: Rd 2 of sock toe should read: Round 2: Knit all stitches.