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Baby's First Socks

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April 4 2016
May 17 2016
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Baby's First Socks
Fika by Maribeth White
Needles & yarn
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Patons North America Kroy Socks
381 yards in stash
1.01 skeins = 193.3 yards (176.8 meters), 50 grams

…because my other projects had become a mite unwieldy for knitting on the train and “Learn to Knit Socks” had been on my to-do list for several years, so clearly IT WAS TIME.

And I loved everything about this project - the process, the stripey yarn, the cozy-footed aftermath. This was a fine pattern for a first attempt and one that I’ll inevitably use again and again until I have a lovely drawer full of woolen hand-knitted socks.


  • I did not have the brainpower to learn a new stretchy cast-on technique. Instead, I held two Size 1 needles together and cast on that-a way. Loosey-goosey and slid onto my foot like a champ.
  • I didn’t do the short-row bit at the toe as I didn’t have a good contrast color on-hand. I’ll definitely incorporate it into future sockies, as I think doing so would add a nice decorative touch and break up the wide expanse of stockinette at the top of the foot.
  • Had I sufficient yarn, this project would have knit up in under a week. As it stood, it took a month for me to obtain a second skein.
  • Mismatched on purpose, because I never wear identical socks - handmade or otherwise.
  • Wow, it really is tricky to get a flattering sock photo, isn’t it?

Submission for PPQ’s Summer 2016 KAL.

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by Patons North America
75% Wool, 25% Nylon
166 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: April 5, 2016
  • Finished: May 17, 2016
  • Updated: February 14, 2018
  • Progress updates: 7 updates