I think there's something so luxurious about a pair of hand knit socks! Socks are such a inexpensive, disposable item nowadays. Knitting a pair out of soft, natural fiber yarn just seems special. Indigo got his pair first (of course!) but I can't want to make a women's version of this Toddler Socks Knitting Pattern!
These toddler socks have a long, ribbed cuff which ensures they stay on. The cuffs are kind of time consuming to knit, but after that the rest of the sock moves along pretty quickly. I've got to admit...I've been using my size 11& 13 needles so much lately that working with size 1 felt like knitting with toothpicks!
I bought this yarn off Amazon because it was a good price for merino wool (plus free shipping with Prime!) and it came in a bunch of fun, vibrant colors. I was really impressed with it! It's light and soft and it appears that it will wear well.
Needles: Size US 1 double point needles
Toddler Socks Knitting Pattern
Size: Socks will fit toddler shoe size 4 ½-6
Cuff: Cast on 40 sts and divide them evenly over 3 needles. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for inches.
Heel flap: Work heel flap on 20 stitches in rows back and forth. All the stitches should be on on the same needle. Take the stitches you are not using and put them all on 1 needle.
Row 1: Slip 1, knit across
Row 2: Purl 1. knit across
Repeat these 2 rows 19 times or until heel is square. End with a wrong side row.
Turning the heel:
Row 1: Slip 1, knit 10, slip, slip, knit, knit 1, turn.
Row 2: Slip 1, purl 5, purl 2 together, purl 1, turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, k6, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 4: Slip 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 5: Slip 1, k8, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 6: Slip 1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 7: Slip 1, k10, ssk, k1, turn.