Sunday, 5 April 2020

Children's Rainbow Socks - Free Sock Knitting Pattern



Soft and Warm - Hand knitted socks are a real treat for your feet.  

This pair is knitted from 75% Wool - 25% Nylon. The wool content contains 35% luxurious Bluefaced Leicester making this one of the most sumptuous yarns availible. It's also locally spun in Keighley, West Yorkshire.  

You can buy these socks from my NuMonday shop or you can scroll down to get the free pattern to knit your own.

You Will Need:

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If you'd like the free knitting pattern you'll find full step by step photos on my earlier blog post - Free Children's Sock Knitting Pattern.  

Here's the written pattern without the photos for more experienced sock knitters:

Cuff

Cast on 40 stitches and divide them over three double pointed needles 
12 on the first, 16 on the second and 12 on the third.

Knit 2 stitches, Purl 2 stitches to make K2, P2 rib.

Continue in K2, P2 rib until cuff measures 2cm.

Leg

Change yarn if desired.

Knit in the round until sock measures 8cm long.  

Heel

Change yarn if desired.

Separate 20 stitches for the heel.

K20 rows

Slip1, K14, SSK, Turn

Slip1, P10, P2tog, Turn
Slip1, K10, SSk, Turn
Repeat last 2 rows until 10 stitches remain.

Change yarn if desired.

Pick up and knit 10 stitches on each side of heel.

Split heel stitches evenly across 2 needles

InStep

K to last 3 st, SSK, K1
K foot top (20 sts)
K, K2tog, K to end
K next row.
Repeat these 2 rows until 40 stitches remain.

Foot

K until foot measures 13cm.

Toe

Change yarn here if desired.

Arrange stitches over three double pointed needles 
10 on the first, 20 on the second and 10 on the third.

K to last 3 st, SSK, K1
K1, K2 Tog, K to last 3 sts, SSK, K1
K, K2tog, K to end

Repeat this row until 8 stitches remain.

Move stitches onto 2 needles.
Cast off both needles at the same time.



Just look at all those beautiful rainbow colours!


With a contrasting ribbed cuff.


And a contrasting heel and toe too.


You can buy these socks from my NuMonday shop or you can scroll down to get the free pattern to knit your own.

You Will Need:

I earn a small commission when products are purchased through the links I post here (at no additional cost to you). 


If you'd like the free knitting pattern you'll find full step by step photos on my earlier blog post - Free Children's Sock Knitting Pattern.  

Here's the written pattern without the photos for more experienced sock knitters:

Cuff

Cast on 40 stitches and divide them over three double pointed needles 
12 on the first, 16 on the second and 12 on the third.

Knit 2 stitches, Purl 2 stitches to make K2, P2 rib.

Continue in K2, P2 rib until cuff measures 2cm.

Leg

Change yarn if desired.

Knit in the round until sock measures 8cm long.  

Heel

Change yarn if desired.

Separate 20 stitches for the heel.

K20 rows

Slip1, K14, SSK, Turn

Slip1, P10, P2tog, Turn
Slip1, K10, SSk, Turn
Repeat last 2 rows until 10 stitches remain.

Change yarn if desired.

Pick up and knit 10 stitches on each side of heel.

Split heel stitches evenly across 2 needles

InStep

K to last 3 st, SSK, K1
K foot top (20 sts)
K, K2tog, K to end
K next row.
Repeat these 2 rows until 40 stitches remain.

Foot

K until foot measures 13cm.

Toe

Change yarn here if desired.

Arrange stitches over three double pointed needles 
10 on the first, 20 on the second and 10 on the third.

K to last 3 st, SSK, K1
K1, K2 Tog, K to last 3 sts, SSK, K1
K, K2tog, K to end

Repeat this row until 8 stitches remain.

Move stitches onto 2 needles.
Cast off both needles at the same time.



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