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These socks are meant to evoke the sweet and simple pleasures of childhood - rolling down a grassy hill, holding hands and singing in a circle, learning to sew, playing tea party with friends and stuffed animals. The Bits and Bobs Socks are easy to memorize and have the perfect amount of colorwork for a beginner, but are still interesting enough for more advanced knitters. Knit them up with minis, two colors, or leftovers you’ve been collecting in your stash. Add a stripe or two a day, and you’ll have a pair of socks in no time!
This pattern uses ten 20g mini skeins for sizes 1, 2, and 3. If knitting size 4 or 5 with all minis, you may need twelve to thirteen depending on the length of your foot - there may not be enough yardage in each mini to repeat the same colorway twice. While the pattern is written for minis, please don’t feel limited! These socks would look beautiful in two colors or with one color for cuff, heel, and toe, and yarn leftovers for the rest of the sock. I’ve been dreaming up a pair using a solid skein paired with mohair on every other stripe.
Woolberry Berry Sock Mini Skein (80% Superwash Merino/ 20% Nylon); 80 yds OR any fingering weight yarn scraps or minis.
Approximately 2 (4, 4, 5, 5) grams of fingering weight yarn is used per stripe
32 sts x 50 rounds over 4” (10cm) in Stockinette stitch
Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) with a finished foot circumference 6 (7, 8, 9, 10)” / 15.25 (17.75, 20.25, 22.75, 25) cm, designed with 0.5”/1.25 cm negative ease
Sample shown with a leg length of 4.5”/11.5cm and foot length of 9”/23 cm
9” Size US 1 (2.25mm) Circular Needles or preferred needles for working socks
Size US 1.5 (2.5mm) DPNS or 32”+ Circular Needles for toe decreases
OPTIONAL 9” Size US 1.5 (2.5mm) Circular Needles or preferred needles for working socks
If you tend to tighten up while knitting colorwork, you may want to use a US 1.5 (2.5mm) needle to prevent sock from being too tight
– 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) with a finished foot circumference of 6 (7, 8, 9, 10)” / 15.25 (17.75, 20.25, 22.75, 25) cm, designed with 0.5”/1.25 cm negative ease
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