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June 18, 2010

Ribbed Socks for Bigger Feet – Free Pattern!

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Please note that the US shoe size estimation in inches should be corrected as follow:

US size 6 – 9 inches

US size 7.5 – 9 1/4 inches

US size 8 – 9 1/2 inches

US size 8.5 – 9 3/4 inches

US size 9 – 10 inches

US size 9.5- 10 1/4 inches

US size 10 – 10 1/2 inches

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

Today I have the pattern for the two versions of the Ribbed Socks for Bigger Feet for you! I can’t wait to cast on a pair for myself to keep. I hope you’ll join me in making these practical, fun and simple socks. I tried to add extra tips and instruction notes along the way in the pattern for those of you who are new to sock knitting. It is a fun project for experienced and beginner sock knitters.

One interesting thing I’ve been hearing is that first time (and nervous) sock knitters have been starting out with the Jelly Bean Baby Socks free Spud & Chloë pattern. Then after seeing how do-able and simple it is they are moving on to adult sized socks. What a great idea.

Please note that my 10-year-old daughter’s feet are now a women’s size 7!

Here is some information you might like to know about the Ribbed Socks for Bigger Feet:

 

Size: Made to fit an average woman’s foot. The length can be varied to fit any size.

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk, 65 grams/248 yards);

Solid socks: 2 skeins of the selected color (sample made in Sassafras #7808)

Striped cuff socks: 2 skeins of the main color, 1 skein of the stripe color (sample made in Calypso #7806 and Cricket #7804)

Needles: US size 2, set of 4 double-pointed needles OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 7 sts per inch in stockinette stitch

Materials:

Yarn needle

Stitch marker

Scissors

Ruler

Click here to download the free pattern PDF

Click here for the Ravelry page link for the Ribbed Socks for Bigger Feet!

Have fun knitters with the perfect summer project. Socks! I always carry a sock on the needles around with me all summer long to the pool and other outdoor events. It is a small and simple project which makes it perfect for summertime knitting.

A side note, I have so many projects going for the free patterns for Spud says! I couldn’t wait to cast on for a hat in the Fine colors of Shitake and Red Hot. It is like heaven those two colors together. I’ll post a tease on that new hat project soon. I also have a couple of fun toys in the works!

February 27, 2010

Jelly Bean Baby Socks – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

Do you ever find yourself in need of a baby gift without much time to make anything? I do! I decided to make up a pair of squishy, sweet baby socks for a situation just like this. In about the same time it would take to go shopping, pick out a gift and wrap it, you could make up this incredibly fast pair of handknit baby socks.

The ribbed cuff and top of the foot make the socks stretchy so they will fit even the chubbiest baby foot around. The chubbier the baby foot the better in my book.

Here is some information you will need to know for this pattern:

 

Sizes:Up to 1 yr. (1-2 yrs., 2-3 yrs.)

Finished length of sock from the back of the heel to the toe: 4-inches (5-inches, 6-inches)

Note: Foot size varies greatly in babies and toddlers. The socks are very stretchy due to the rib and will fit a wide variety of sizes. Measuring the baby foot length is always best.

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 skein in Jellybean #7513 OR 1 skein of any color in Sweater

Needles: US size 7 double-pointed needles, set of 4 or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Materials:

Scissors

Ruler or tape measure

Yarn needle

Stitch marker

 

I used the new colorway of Spud & Chloë Sweater called Jelly Bean #7513. It reminds me of a perfect juicy raspberry.

I have another pair of baby socks on the needles right now. I am making this pair in the other new Sweater shade called, Turtle #7514. Green is always good and you really can’t go wrong when your green is named turtle. Love it.

Anyway, have fun whipping up some fantastic baby socks for the little jelly beans in your life!

Click here to download the free pattern for the Jelly Bean Baby Socks!

Click here for the Ravelry page for the Jelly Bean Socks!