Saturday, April 2, 2016

Socks for Eden

My granddaughter asked me to make her a pair of socks. I don't know that she ever wears socks unless she's playing sports. Eden is a rough and tumble little seven year old who loves to play basketball, street hockey and softball. She also loves to play with dolls and gives great hugs. I don't know how long she'll be able to wear the socks because this little girl is growing like a weed. From the time I measured her foot to the time I finished the socks, I think her feet already grew a bit!

Casting on the right amount of stitches and knowing how wide to make the socks was a challenge for me. I still don't have the gauge/inch thing memorized so there were a few starts and restarts on these socks until I got it figured out.

I used Lion Brand Magic Stripes yarn. It's a good sturdy wool/nylon blend to withstand running around in the house without shoes and will hold up in the wash over and over again.
I am pretty sure Eden likes her socks. 

Sock Stats:
Pattern: Basic stockinette stitch sock with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Yarn:Lion Brand Magic Stripe 75% Superwash wool/25% Nylon 3-1/2 ounces/330 yards
Needles: Addi Turbo Sock Rockets 24" circular needle US size 1 (2.5 mm)