Elizabeth's Prayer Socks by Denise Balvanz

Elizabeth's Prayer Socks

June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
Circumference approximately 6.75(7.5, 8) inches/17(19, 20) cm
This pattern is available from reecesrainbow.org for $6.00.

Donation of $6US or more. All money from the sale of this pattern goes to support the work of Reece’s Rainbow, Down Syndrome Adoption Grant Foundation http://reecesrainbow.org/ Please give generously and help a child find a forever home!

In memory of ElizabethD by Denise Balvanz and the women of the Nursing Mothers’ Sewing List.

19,000+ stitches in a pair of socks and each one a prayer! Even while fighting cancer herself, Elizabeth made dozens of pairs of prayer socks for friends, loved ones, and strangers who needed those prayers. This is her pattern, compiled from the entries on her blog. Knit from the top down with minimal purling, it has a hem at the top (photo tutorial included), short row heel and toe and is what she found to be the easiest way for her to knit socks and to teach others to knit them.

The Nursing Mothers’ Sewing List is a group of moms who became close friends online because of a common bond over pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and sewing our own clothing. We miss Elizabeth dearly, she was a vital part of our group. We wanted to honor her part in our lives by sharing her pattern with the world and using it to help support a cause that was dear to her heart.