Our tiny Baby Socks are so insanely adorable, we would understand if you felt compelled to knit them even if there isn’t a baby in your life. And if there is a lucky baby who actually gets to wear them, well, all the cuter!
Made with our brand new, soft-enough-for-brand-new-skin Season Alpaca, these tiny treasures make an excellent last-minute gift, even a night-before-the-baby-shower gift!
One skein of Season Alpaca makes 4 pairs of Baby Socks. And in sizes from newborn to 12 months, you can make a set that covers baby’s feet throughout his or her first year.
As in all of life, learning anything is best done in baby steps. If you’ve never knit socks before, start with these itty bitties, and master all the same techniques you’ll need for adult top-down socks, but quicker!
After baby has outgrown them, a sweet set of handmade Baby Socks are meant to be tucked away for the next generation… but pulled out every now and then to remind you of the days when their feet fit in the palm of your hand!
P.S. Please note that this same pattern is featured in Joelle Hoverson’s More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. If you own that book, just follow the directions as given, using Season Alpaca instead of the recommended yarn. If you don’t have the book, we’re sad to report that it is no longer in print but happy to say you can purchase the Baby Socks Pattern here!
- 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Season Alpaca, 100% baby alpaca. We used the colors…
- Top: Heirloom White
- Top Row: Peony Pink, Pink Taupe, and Baby Fawn
- Bottom Row: Dove Gray, Lavender Moon, and Peach Stone
- A set of US 4 double pointed needles
- A Baby Socks Pattern (or a copy of More Last Minute Knitted Gifts, which is no longer in print)
These are enough materials to make 4 or even 5 pairs of Baby Socks!
26 stitches and 32 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
0-6 (6-9, 9-12) months
- Finished Foot Circumference: 3¾ inches
- Finished Foot Length: 3¾ (4¼, 4½) inches
The Baby Socks Pattern is available for purchase as either a hard copy or download.