Concentric Bed Socks by Michele Bernstein

Concentric Bed Socks

Knitting
December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
135 yards (123 m)
8 (8.75, 9.5) inches, for approximately women’s US 5-6-7 (7-8-9, 9-10.5) shoe size
This pattern is available for $6.50 USD
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These bed socks are a quick knit from the cuff down with worsted weight yarn using magic loop, 2 circulars, or double pointed needles. Knitter’s choice! Alternating bands of knits and purls create a scrunchy fabric that traps warm air at the ankle.

Finished sock circumference is 8 (8.75, 9.5) inches, for approximately women’s US 5-6-7 (7-8-9, 9-10.5) shoe size. I like them with zero to ½” negative ease, a bit looser than a normal sock.

They feature a contrasting heel and toe (you need the extra yardage to complete the socks). I’ve used two 50g cakes of Knit Circus Ringmaster Panoramic Gradient, and 35g of a 50g skein of contrast color for heels and toes.

These are a lighter version of my double-stranded Concentric Slipper Socks, but are still very cozy.

If you’d like to knit both the Bed Socks and the Slipper Socks, you can purchase both patterns together for $10. If you’ve already purchased one, the price for the other will be adjusted automatically.

Thanks to tech editor Amanda Woodruff, and test knitters Jacqueline Lydston, Denise Delagarza, and Ann Berg.