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Baby's First Sock

Jan 9, 2009
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Ann Budd adapted this pattern from Victorian England’s Weldon’s Practical Needlework (see “A Brief History of Weldon’s Practical Needlework,” PieceWork, January/February 2006)

Designer Ann Budd
Finished Size About 4 inches (10 cm) foot circumference, 4¼ inches (11 cm) long from top of leg to base of heel, and 4¼ inches (11 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe.
Yarn Dale of Norway Baby Ull (fingering-weight), 100% machine-washable wool yarn, 191 yards (175 m)/50 g ball, 1 ball of #5303 lavender
Needles One set of four double pointed size 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle, stitch marker. Materials are available at yarn and needlework stores or from mail-order or online resources.
Gauge 20 sts and 26 rnds = 2 inches (5.1 cm) in basket-weave pattern stitch worked in the round.


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Darlene@30 wrote
on Dec 30, 2011 9:16 AM

Made these for my granddaufgter in February 2009 and I just loved to knit them in a nice lilac color along with a crochet dress and blankie.

shirley wrote
on May 12, 2009 10:50 AM
Can't download, what's wrong?? Shirley
shirley wrote
on May 12, 2009 10:47 AM
Really like the looks of this pattern. Am an avid sock knitter, for adults. Can this be upgraded to adult sizes and can you help to give me the changes?? Schatzie
Carolyn@3 wrote
on Feb 2, 2009 11:28 AM
These are very pretty, and may be a good challenge. thanks.Carolyn
Joyce@2 wrote
on Jan 17, 2009 8:19 PM
Help! I'm logged in, but can't download -- what have I done wrong? I've been able to download before...
AndreaW wrote
on Jan 14, 2009 6:14 PM
Just finished sock # 1 this afternoon...done in Rose Pink vintage Kroy. They are very cute/ nice + stretchy too!!! The only things I "tweaked" were getting rid of the "3 N BO" @ the heel + toe as I don't like ridges for feet. No babies in my life so will be sending them to another member here who has an adorable baby girl who will look very cute in them I'm sure!!!
Barb@2 wrote
on Jan 14, 2009 5:47 PM
My apologies. The brackets on my insrtuctiona did not print properly. The lace repeat is: K2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo k1, K2tog. So much for starting a new project at 11pm.
Barb@2 wrote
on Jan 14, 2009 9:04 AM
I guess no one has really tried this pattern yet. There is a big error in the beginning - lacy border. You cast on 49 stitches. Each pattern repeat is for 9 stitches. 9 X 5 = 45, four left over stitches. And the pattern decreases three stitches and only adds back two. I hope they print a correction. Or case on 48 stitches, and make a different cuff.
Gramma Sue wrote
on Jan 12, 2009 10:29 AM
So cute ~ I have my 6th great grand baby due March 26th. We're 90% certain we have a GIRL! So I'm working pink while keeping a couple blue items in reseve in case they are wrong and our "Madison Joy" turns out to be "Madison James" This pattern is perfect!..
MiaM wrote
on Jan 11, 2009 5:01 PM
This is great! I just found out my cousin is expecting her first baby and something made from the heart is always so much better than yet another Baby Gap t-shirt!
BettyB wrote
on Jan 11, 2009 9:50 AM
i think they are fabulous! I'll be knitting a few pairs for sure! Betty B Shefford, Quebec, Canada
SuzanneH wrote
on Jan 10, 2009 4:50 AM
These socks are beautiful and the pattern came just in time. I am finishing an amazing entrelac baby blanket for a close coworker who is due in April. I just found out another coworker is due in February! These will be perfect and I know I can get a pair or two done in time. Thanks as always, Sue
marye@2 wrote
on Jan 10, 2009 4:29 AM
merci beaucoup maryse
greenmt wrote
on Jan 10, 2009 2:02 AM
comments are "required"?
LauraD wrote
on Jan 9, 2009 5:37 PM
Oh, I have grandbaby number 7 on the way - this is perfect!
JayQueue wrote
on Jan 9, 2009 4:09 PM
These are so cute! Good thing I need to get 3 sets of new baby presents ready this month!
polly wrote
on Jan 9, 2009 1:18 PM
This pattern is just lovely - can't wait to try them. Thank you!
Ruth@7 wrote
on Jan 9, 2009 1:00 PM
These look really cute. (I just wish I had found this site earlier, so I could have downloaded the Old World Booties as well -- those were simply adorable!)