Socks for my six year old in the Regia 4ply fluormania are coming on well.
I picked up the wool in my local wool haberdashery shop. I hadn’t paid much attention to their sock yarn offering thinking they didn’t have many but looking again there was a good selection with prices not much different to on-line and without the P&P.
When I first saw this ball of wool I thought it was horrendous and even after paying was saying to my daughter “are you sure you like this ….” How wrong I was, I love the colours especially the red going into the orange.
These are going to be knee length and to make sure these are a pair I need to start the second sock just where the orange starts going into the red.
The top starts 16 rows of 1×1 rib then the leg and instep are 2×2 rib with stocking stitch for the base of the sole and toe.
Measuring Feet for Socks
For her size foot I am knitting on 52 stitches. The first sock pattern I used from Viridian Yarns had the formula for working out how many stitches you need.
Measure around the ball of the foot in centimetres, multiply by 2.8 then take the nearest number divisible by 4.
e.g. ball of foot measured 17cm X by 2.8 = 49
I could have cast on 48 stitches but as I like to ensure my children’s clothes last as long as possible I went up to 52. Then obviously you just knit the lengths you want for the foot and ankle.
One sock is finished but the 2nd is on hold as I decided to knit a pair for my dad as a Christmas present. I started last Saturday and I’m now 2 inches into the second one, with 4 evenings of knitting time left I think I may just get them done.
This will probably be the last post of 2013, thank you for reading and a very merry Christmas!