Baby Knitted Spiral Socks

spiral baby socksOriginally posted on the old site on August 18/2008

After I had finished my husbands socks there was still some yarn left over, just enough to make a pair of baby spiral socks.

As spiral socks are very stretchy and babies grow so fast, I decided to make the socks big enough for a bigger baby (up to 20 lbs), but they should also fit a newborn. So I had to make them long enough for the bigger baby, for the smaller baby there will just be a big cuff as you can see on my model, a doll that is even smaller than a newborn.

Material

  • about 10 gr wool per sock
  • 4 double pointed needles
  • darning needle
  • gauge: 28 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm) on 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) needles

My Pattern

2 knit, 3 purl for 3 rows and then offset either to the left or right by one stitch so that it will go like this: 1 knit, 2 purl, 2 knit, 2 purl.

Knitting Instructions

  • knitting spiral baby sockscast on 32 stitches very loosely divided over 3 needles (10 stitches, 12 stitches, 10 stitches)
  • knit ribbing pattern: 1 knit, 1 purl for 10 rows
  • switch to spiral pattern:
  • 1st row of pattern: 2 knit, 2 purl – repeat to end of row
  • 2nd and 3rd rows same as 1st row
  • 4th row of pattern: 1 knit, *1 purl, 2 knit* – repeat to end of row
  • 5th and 6th row same as 4th row
  • 6th row of pattern: 2 purl, 2 knit – repeat to end of row
  • 7th and 8th row: same as 6th row
  • 9th row of pattern: 1 purl, *2 knit, 2 purl* – repeat to end of row
  • 10th and 11th row – same as 9th row
  • repeat these rows until the socks measures about 6 inches including the cuff

spiral baby socks closeup

  • Toes:the toes are finished in knit stitch, it is easier to keep track of things
    • *knit 3 stitches, decrease 2 stitches by knitting them together* – repeat to end of row
    • knit 3 rows in knit stitch
    • *knit 2 stitches, decrease 2 stitches by knitting them together* – repeat to end of row
    • knit 2 rows in knit stitch
    • *knit 1 stitch, decrease 2 stitches by knitting them together* – repeat to end of row
    • knit 1 rows in knit stitch
    • now knit 2 stitches together to the end of the row
    • cut the thread leaving a long tail
  • Finishing the socks:
    • darn in the wool ends from both the toes and the cuff. You are done.
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