Twas the Night Before Christmas Socks by Danielle Jorge

Twas the Night Before Christmas Socks

December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
s (m, l)
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In 2014 I started a video podcast, Little Bobbins Knits, sharing my knitting projects. I mentioned that I had a tradition of casting on a pair of socks each Christmas Eve. These socks would always carry the special memories of the festive season. I was thrilled when people who watched the podcast liked this idea and decided to adopt the tradition for themselves. It was so wonderful to see people joining in and sharing snippets of their celebrations and their newly cast on Christmas Eve socks. When I cast on my socks I love thinking about all of the other knitters across the world casting on their special Christmas Eve socks. We are now about to have the 4th Christmas Eve cast on and I am so excited about the lovely festive pictures people will share and to see the beautiful socks they will make with every stitch full of wonderful festive memories.

We will be chatting about our socks in the Little Bobbins Knits Ravelry group and sharing our photos on instagram using the hashtag #lbkchristmasevesocks2017 . I do hope you will join in with us.

These socks are worked top down with a heel flap and gusset.


S (M, L) the sizes are measured on foot circumference as the length of the foot is adjustable

Finished Measurements

Leg length 15cm / 6” from the cuff to the start of the heel

Leg circumference 15cm / 6” (18cm / 7”, 20cm / 8”)


You will need approximately 70g (80g,100g) of fingering weight yarn - I used The Wool Barn Luxury Sock in Lily 400m/100g skein for the sample


A set of 2.25mm needles for knitting a small circumference in the round or size needed to obtain gauge.


Stitch markers - different coloured ones may help

Darning needle to sew in your ends

Photography by Deb Hickman