Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Bed sock number one!

Although it is probably too late now for wearing bed socks, I have decided to have a go at knitting some anyway. Unlike Elaine, the lady whose blog I got these from, bed socks I can't knit them up in a day or so, they have taken me around 8 days, doing them every now and then.

So far, only one has been knitted and I've done it with a rib ankle and stocking stitch foot. It is very easy to do but as I only had Aran 100% wool, it may well shrink in the wash if I am not careful. The stitched together seam can be felt (by me anyway with the princess and the pea syndrome!), so I am wearing it to the inside of my foot where it is not so obvious. 

Anyhow, I will knit up the other, trial them and if I like the feel of them on my feet overnight, shall look in the attic for some softer wool and then knit some for next winter. Be prepared, that's my motto!

It looks like an extra long mitten with no thumb and indeed the pattern is knitted on normal needles rather than in the round - very simple. I adapted it to have a ribbed top and stocking stitch foot, rather than the garter stitch in the original pattern.

Herewith said sock modelled on my right foot.

10 comments:

  1. The latest collection to my little girl's wardrobe is an aran jumper (100% wool). Without thinking I put it in the washing machine with our normal wash and it's now got a crop top look going on - I could kick myself!

    Love the simplicity of these socks!

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    1. If it is too small, wash it again to completely felt it (in hot water) then use the felt to make something.

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  2. Ooooh Dc, I just can't do with bed-socks! Even on the coldest night, I would have them off in minutes, they make my feet so uncomfortably hot. But I would love to knit socks. I don't know why, and I have some beautiful wool lurking about somewhere. I just don't think I could follow a sock pattern - isn't that sad!

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    1. I think these may be too itchy to wear at night hence the need for some softer wool. If they are, I will wear them in the evening to keep my feet warm. This pattern is very easy, cast on so and so, knit so and so amount of rows, followed by a rows of knitting two together to reduce the number of stitches, slip leftover stitches through yarn in a needle and sew up.

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  3. Ilove knitting socks. I do them on 4 needles from the toe up as I have large calves? All the cycling and can make them nice and stretchy to fit. I got the free pattern on line. Try googling toe up sock pattern .
    Great looking bed sock. Now when will we see its twin?
    Brenda in the Boro

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    1. Twin already started. Not sure I could cope with 4 needles, I'm a very simple knitter.

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  4. Nice socks; good stash- busting project. I m like Lynne, cant wear them however cold it gets at night. Nice for the early morning tea-making though.

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    1. For several nights on the trot in January, we had -8 Celsius temperatures and my feet were frozen. Don't usually keep them on all night, just until the bottom of the bed is warm.

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    2. It's your fault is it ? that the weather is so cold again.Don't knit anymore bedsocks in March !!

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    3. Well, if it s any help, haven't done much on my second sock!

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