Triumph Toddler Socks by Fiona Oliver

Triumph Toddler Socks

March 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking (stockinette) Stitch in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
82 yards (75 m)
Toddler (12-18 months). Foot length is 12.5 cm/5 inches.
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About this design
These socks represent my triumph of figuring out how to write a toe-up sock pattern from first principles. In other words, I’ve figured out this pattern by starting with standard sock sizing measurements, adding in a tension swatch and then doing some mathematics to calculate increases for the toe and gusset, turning the heel and creating the heel flap. At times I thought that my brain would explode! Needless to say, one size is enough for now and I will give my brain time to recover before I try to scale up my calculations. And yes, I realise that there are lots of sock calculators available on the web, but that would have been too easy and I wouldn’t have learned how to do this for myself ☺.

The design incorporates my favourite sock techniques—Judy Becker’s Magic Cast-on, German Short Rows for turning the heel and Jeny Staiman’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.

This is a terrific pattern for using up an odd-ball remnant of double knit/8 ply yarn.

Toddler (12-18 months). Foot length is 12.5 cm/5 inches.

The Pattern
This pattern includes written instructions, as well as links to video tutorials on most of the techniques used in the design.

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