Monday, 28 July 2014

Tri Coloured Knitted Bed Socks

As you know those concrete floors we painted in the lounge room have been a freezing cold nightmare. So much so that it was time to knit some nice warm woolly socks. These are so toasty on the feet and you can use your scraps.



These socks are great for the beginner who is ready to learn a few shaping techniques. They will fit both Elizabeth and I her being a ladies size 9/10 and I'm an 11 Aus and US sizes are the same for shoes. However they would fit most average feet, there is a lot of give in the wool.


You'll need

3 different coloured balls of 8 ply
5mm (US Size 8) knitting needles
4.5mm (US size 7) knitting needles
darning needle to sew the seams
Row counter

Using the 5mm (size 8) needles and the pink wool cast on 40 stitches and work in k1,P1 rib until it measures 12.5 cm (5 inches).

Change to 4.5mm (size 7) and change to black wool and knit 10 rows stocking stitch starting with a knit row (right side) ending with a purl line
Change to white cont in stocking st knit 6 rows end with a purl row
change to black knit 10 rows stocking stitch
Change to pink continue in stocking stitch for a further 6 rows
change to black knit 10 rows stocking stitch
Change to pink continue in stocking stitch for a further 6 rows
change to black knit 10 rows stocking stitch
Change to white cont in stocking st knit 6 rows
change to black knit 10 rows stocking stitch

Shape heel
Row 1(RS) K13 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 2 and all foll (WS) purl
Row 3 K12 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 5 K11 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 7 K10 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 9 K9 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 11 K8 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 13 K7 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 15 K6 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 17 K5 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 19 K6 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 21 K7 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 23 K8 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 25 K9 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 27 K10 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 29 K11 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 31 K12Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 33 K13 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 35 Knit across ALL Stitches

Row 36 P13 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 37 and all foll (RS) knit
Row 38 P12 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 40 P11 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 42 P10 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 44 P9 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 46 P8 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 48 P7 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 50 P6 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 52 P5 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 54 P6 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 56 P7 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 58 P8 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 60 P9 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 62 P10 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 64 P11 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 66 P12Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 68 P13 Wrap Next Stitch and turn
Row 70 Purl Across ALL Stitches

Beg with a knit row, working in stocking stitch and Black wool knit 10 rows ending with a purl
Change to white cont in stocking st knit 6 rows
Change to black knit 10 rows stocking stitch

Shape Toe
With the Pink wool
Row 1 (RS) K7, K2tog,K2, K2tog tbl, K14, K2tog, K2, K2tog tbl, K7
Row 2  and all following WS purl
Row 3 K6, K2tog,K2, K2tog tbl, K12, K2tog, K2, K2tog tbl, K6
Row 5 K5, K2tog,K2, K2tog tbl, K10, K2tog, K2, K2tog tbl, K5
Row 7 K4, K2tog,K2, K2tog tbl, K8, K2tog, K2, K2tog tbl, K4
Row 9 K3, K2tog,K2, K2tog tbl, K6, K2tog, K2, K2tog tbl, K3
Row 11 K2, K2tog,K2, K2tog tbl, K4, K2tog, K2, K2tog tbl, K2
Row 12 Purl
Cast Off

Obviously it's socks peeps so you need to do that all over again, unless you only have one foot.

To finish
Weave in your loose ends
You can steam it flat, I'm kind of lazy when t comes to socks and just sew the seam. Start at the toe and sew the leg seam using mattress stitch. Then finish it off by sewing the toe with an overcast stitch.

Then start modelling your latest socks like Elizabeth did.


Some out takes, she's such a dag! She's wearing her religious pj's not the holes, we call them her holy pants. I keep tossing them into the rag bag but she keeps rescuing them, apparently they're "the best".


DIY Delight or Disaster? You'll feel like Jo and the girls from Little Women when you start making socks. Even though you will love it, you can't help but throw your knitting needles down in a huff just to be like Jo, total delight! Also for me, this is the first sock pattern I have designed myself so if you knit them, please send me a pic or give me some feedback.

Mel xo

17 comments:

  1. Looks so warm and I like the colors ! Pity I have NO idea how to knit {not even a small square!}

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  2. I am a true beginner. I have knitted five washcloths and can understand your pattern until it get to the hard parts - heel and toe. Love these and saving them to try. You are right - if I try, I have got to knot TWO!

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  3. Those socks are awesome! My husband won't let me take up the carpet and replace w/hardwood because he doesn't want it to be cold on his tootsies in the winter.

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  4. You are so fancy making your own knitting pattern! These are adorable, and if I knit I would surely make some because My oldest loves wearing super tall socks. DELIGHT!

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  5. Is there anything you can't do ?
    I mean really - anything?
    These are pretty amazing Mel !
    XOX

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  6. These are downright adorable!! Our scary basement gets pretty darn cold in the winter, these would be perfect for movie night!

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  7. I'm really impressed! I couldn't stand myself if I was able to do as many things as you...I'd never finish one mess before I started the next. I'd wear the hell out of those socks too, btw! I always buy warm wool socks in winter because I'm always cold. It's very vogue to have them peeking over the top of your boots too:)

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  8. Love these Mel! We night need some of these this coming winter since we're pulling up all the carpets in this house, but I can't knit a stitch. I may have to recruit my mother to make us some.

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  9. This is one of those times I wish I knitted. I love them. What a fun pair of socks. I'm super impressed.

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  10. Delight! I can't knit but I sure could use a pair of those socks when winter gets here. I thought you had infloor heating under the concrete.

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  11. Since I can't knit, you're speaking another language with those directions, but I do love the result! :)

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  12. Oh those look fab - colourful and toasty! Wish I could knit, but alas my mother's talent didn't pass down to me! Keep warm xx

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  13. What great socks. They look so warm. I haven't knitted in a long time, I usually crochet.
    Stopping by from Adorned From Above.
    Bev

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  14. Those are so cute Mel. You are the knitting queen!

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  15. Wake Up Wednesday cohost here. Pleasure meeting you & thanks for sharing. I love socks except I have no skill to make them.

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  16. You know I'm never going to do this....but I love that you do! I think those socks would look awesome with those kick-ass pink boots of yours!

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  17. love these! I just got some new yarn too! Featuring today in the Create Link Inspire features on Nap-Time Creations... spreading the word on social media.. thanks for linking! Emily

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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