Perfect-fit Newborn Socks by Kelly Patla

Perfect-fit Newborn Socks

September 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches = 1 inch
in st st
US 1 - 2.25 mm
55 - 60 yards (50 - 55 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

I created this pattern to combat my personal pet peeve about commercially made newborn socks. I’ve found that the feet of store-bought socks are too short and the heel doesn’t line up with baby’s heel. And I firmly believe that a pair of brand-new, adorably small feet deserve a pair perfectly fitting wool socks. Wouldn’t you agree?

So I started with a newborn-sized cuff and made the foot a bit on the long side to accommodate real-life baby feet. I paired the added length with 2x2 ribbing that goes all the way to the toe for stretch and longer wearability.

NOTE: A typo was corrected on 9/13/12 in the heel-turning section. Pattern is correct now!