Pretty Little Things Socks

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Words that describe these socks are ~ darling, dainty, delightful, durable.  More words are practical, comfortable & completely reminiscent of the bygone era of bobby socks. (I still have yet to make a fresh white pair, with powder blue or blush tones for contrast trim). They’re smart and tough too, evoking to me the essence of a very pretty tomboy girl of sixteen. Yes,  definitely and understatedly pretty, from the frilly top down to the toe.

Pattern description: Socks that hug your ankles gently, keeping them toasty warm from two finely knit stockinette layers. “Pretty Little Things” have a knitted-in cuff extending directly from the heel gracefully into a wide folded hem. A picot edge trim & simplest of color stranded motifs adorn, yet the back of the stranding work stays forever hidden inside the layers. Old-fashioned & modestly pretty, with timeless feminine charm. Classic construction, knit on two circular needles, top-down, using provisional cast-on, and worked entirely in stockinette stitch. Two colors & five sizes.
Gauge: 8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch.
Sizes: Small child to adult.
Yarn: You’ll need  approximately 126 (184, 245, 330, 400) yards of fingering weight sock yarn in Main Color, and approximately 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) yards of Contrast Color.
Needles: 2 circular needles in size US 2 – 2.75 mm or size to obtain gauge.
Other Materials: Decorative marker to distinguish beginning of new round and end of previous. (Optional: Crochet needle for provisional cast-on, set of needles in size smaller for lining of leg cuff). A tapestry or darning needle to weave in ends.
Skills: Provisional cast-on, knitting in-the-round, 2-needle sock knitting, knitted-in folded hem, decreasing, 2-color stranding. Specific skills are explained in key at the end of instruction.
Footnotes: I have included a sort of addendum of in-depth musings about this pattern, as if you wish to customize gauge or make substitutions.

Copyright of Jenjoyce Design
by Jennifer Jekel, Napa, California, USA

5 thoughts on “Pretty Little Things Socks

  1. I just finished my first sock of this pattern! The pair will be a gift for my best friend, and they are fitting to give to such an esteemed recipient! The pattern is beautiful and so easy to follow, and the finished product is so very satisfying. Thanks, Jennifer!!

    • Oh Emily, I’m so excited ! You’ll be the 2nd person who has made them, of a lot of knitters whom I sent the sock pattern to. (Nobody else is making them who has spoken up yet) I’m so appreciative, and your feedback is golden, thanks so much. 🙂 xx

  2. What shades of blue did you use on the largest pictures pair? It’s perfect for me and tthanks for making it available. I’d love to knit the chullo hat too , if you ever offer that patern. 🙂

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