Last winter I knit a pair of socks for myself with a low cuff to wear with sneakers, using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern. There was quite a bit of yarn left, so later I started knitting a pair of baby socks. You never know when you might need a shower gift and they are cute! Making baby size socks is a good way to use smaller amounts of yarn and practice sock techniques since there is less knitting, and you don’t have to worry if they will fit a specific person.
I used the Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern again, because I wanted to practice that and because it works no matter how many stitches around you have. I also used the same magic loop method as the pair I made for myself, with two socks at a time, starting at the cuff, but with a taller cuff for the baby socks. I started knitting these socks last spring, then put them aside for awhile before working on them again recently.
It did not take very long to finish the cuffs and get started on the heels. Usually the only times I knit are in the car (assuming I am not driving), or in the evening in front of the TV. I will knit in the middle of the day at home if there is a part of a project where I have to focus on figuring out how to do something or follow a detailed part of the pattern, like with the sock heels. The following photos show the completed heel on the first sock, and partially done on the second sock, from the back and front. It is easier to see what is going on with the front view.
After completing the heel, it was easy going with just straight knitting in a circle for the foot section. Once I got going again on this pair, it did not take long to finish them.
It is hard to tell the scale without another object for comparison. Following is a photo with the baby socks next to the adult pair made from the same yarn and with the same Fish Lips Kiss heel pattern (click here to read my blog post about the adult pair). Other than the scale, the only difference is that the cuffs are shorter on the pair for me.
In the past I have knit a few other small size socks using leftover yarn. The next photo shows some purple socks I knit for myself, next to baby socks made using the leftover yarn. The adult socks have an afterthought heel, while the baby socks have a dutch heel with a flap.
The third pair of child size socks I knit is shown below with the other two pairs. They are a little bigger using yarn leftover from a pair of socks I had knit for my son.
I am continuing my sock journey by working on another pair of boot socks using thicker yarn. I wrote about my first attempt at boot socks, with a reference to the purple socks, in a blog post last fall. Click here to read about that. There will be more sock posts in the future. This is a topic less exciting than writing about our new RV, but it is still fun for me to document my smaller as well as bigger adventures.