Wednesday, 25 February 2015

2 socks, 2 hats, 4 bootees

Much to my amazement, 100g of 4-ply from my inherited stash has yielded not only 2 socks, but also 2 hats and 4 bootees!
This picture shows the first and second socks which I previously posted on here:
A pair of very comfy and already much loved socks!
Now, even though at the end of my last post I said I was going to knit the second sock and then take a break from knitting whilst I made a wedding gift for my niece, I felt it was okay just to delay that slightly longer when a friend had twin girls at 33/34 weeks.  Having had a premature baby myself, I remember the importance of getting tiny clothes which are a snug fit and really keep them warm, so I set to and knitted as fast as I could!  The hats were knitted from this pattern - however I didn't follow it exactly (partly through design, and partly through inattention!) and the bootees are an old favourite which I have posted about in the past here.  To make them even smaller, I knitted with 3.25mm needles in 4-ply rather than my usual 4mm needles and double knit.  I had also 'shrunk' the pattern in the past so already had a smaller version to follow!

God willing, I will be sharing this on Ginny's Yarn Along later today - why not pop over and see what other knitters are up to or maybe share something that you are knitting.


  1. So pretty! Those should fit those little babies just fine.

  2. I love your socks! The pattern is beautiful. And how sweet is this newborn set. Wishing you a wonderful day from sunny southern California :)

    1. Thank you, Lilly's Mom! I can only dream of sunshine at the moment as it is bucketing it down here right now! I'm glad there is some sunshine somewhere though - enjoy every minute of it!

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  4. i used to love booties on my kids