Designer: Ann Budd
Published: May 15, 2007
Technique: Cables, Charts - Cable, Charts - Lace, Lace, Decreasing, Increasing, Short Rows
Skill Level: Experienced
Not keen on baby booties? Try baby socks. Ann Budd has designed five adorable pairs of tiny socks to make precious little feet even more precious. All feature Priscilla Gibson-Roberts’s short-row heel and toe (Fall 2000 Interweave Knits, page 76) and decorative zigzag bind-off. Worked in washable wool, these socks are easy to care for—an important feature in babywear. Instructions for the Ruffle Rib, Braided Cable and Hugs and Kisses socks are in the Summer 2005 issue of Interweave Knits. Instructions for the Ruffle Rib (again), Chevron Lace, and Cable Rib socks are given here.
Finished Size: About 4¾" (12 cm) foot circumference and 3 ½"(9 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe.
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20%nylon; 215 yd [196 m]/50 g): 1 skein will make 3 pairs of socks. Shown in #21NS powder blue, # 44NS old rose, and #15NS chino.
Needles: Size 0 (2 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rnds = 2" (5 cm) in St st worked in the rnd.
Skill Level: Experienced.