I finished the Peace Socks last night.
To recap, these are toe-up socks knit on 2.75mm needles using Chameleon Colorworks Evolution sportweight sock yarn, in the “Mourning Dove” colorway, purchased from The Loopy Ewe.
Although the pattern is similar to Cookie A.’s Baudelaire socks, I decided to go ahead and offer the pattern as a freebie because:
- The Peace Socks are worked in sportweight yarn and Baudelaire is a fingering weight pattern.
- Baudelaire is a freebie, so by offering mine free, I’m not taking sales away from the lovely and talented Cookie A.
- They aren’t exactly the same as Baudelaire anyhow.
So, anyhow, the Peace Sock pattern is available here, in pdf format. It is permanently linked to from the Free Patterns page. Didja notice the tabs at the top of the blog? One of them takes you directly to the free patterns page. Cool, huh?
I started a new sock last night. Here it is:
The yarn is The Sanguine Gryphon Eidos sock yarn in the Phaedo colorway. It’s 100% merino fingering weight and I purchased it at The Loopy Ewe. I love this yarn. The subtle color changes are just amazing, and I am particularly enchanted by this colorway. It makes me feel quite . . . philosophical.
The design is something I worked up and it consists of twisted traveling stitches on a purled background. Because this twisting and traveling tightens up the gauge somewhat, I’m knitting the sole using my usual size 0 needle, and the instep using a size 1. After I turn the heel I’ll use size 1 needles on both the front and the back because I’ll be continuing the pattern around the back of the sock.
This is one advantage of using two circular needles over dpns — you can easily knit the sole and foot on two different sizes.
I haven’t named this design yet — anyone have any ideas?
Thanks for all the input I have so far on the baby foot sizes. I really appreciate your measuring your little ones for me.
Several of you have pointed out that babies vary quite a bit so age is not a great guideline. I do realize that, but it is a start. I’m hoping I’ll eventually get a range of measurements for a number of different sizes so the chart will be useful to give one a ballpark idea of how big to knit socks. I’ve on occasion been asked to make socks for “a 12-month-old” and I know I’d like to have some measurements for a starting point since I have no personal experience with babies, apart from having been one lo, those many years ago.
Thanks to those of you who mentioned existing resources in the comments. I’ll compile those and add them to my chart page so they’ll all be in one place.
Lucy, however, still doesn’t “get” socks. She prefers bird watching.