Better-Than-Booties Baby Socks by Ann Budd

Better-Than-Booties Baby Socks

May 2005
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round
US 0 - 2.0 mm
72 yards (66 m)
about 4.75" foot circumference, and 3.5" foot length
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Errata available:

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2005: “Not keen on baby booties? Try baby socks. Ann Budd has designed five adorable pairs of tiny socks to make precious little feet even more precious. All feature Priscilla Gibson-Roberts’s short-row heel and toe (Fall 2000 Interweave Knits, page 76) and decorative zigzag bind-off. Worked in washable wool, these socks are easy to care for - an important feature in babywear. Instructions for the Ruffle Rib Braided Cable and Hugs and Kisses socks are in the Summer 2005 issue of Interweave Knits. Instructions for the Ruffle Rib (again), Chevron Lace, and Cable Rib socks are given here.” “here” is the free download at the link above.

Finished Size: About 4¾“ (12 cm) foot circumference and 3½” (9 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe.

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon; 215 yd 196 m/50 g): 1 skein will make 3 pairs of socks. Shown in #21NS powder blue, #44NS old rose, and #15NS chino.

Needles: Size 0 (2 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

Three different patterns are offered in the magazine: Ruffle Rib Socks, Braided Cable Socks and Hugs & Kisses Socks.