Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Yarn Along ~ Bambino

A post of my current read and what is cast on my needles ~ Inspired by Ginny over at {Small Things}

Yarn Along

I am so in love with this little baby sock pattern :)

I had to temporarily put down the baby sweater I was knitting as I'm missing the necessary circular needle for the next step so in the meantime I decided to use up the leftover yarn from the shawl I finished last week and make a pair of these adorable socks.

baby sock

There's just something about sock knitting that is so darn addictive! For me it's when I get to the heel, working the rows and watching as the cup of the heel emerges. From that point on I just can't put down my needles as I can't wait to see how it all comes together *grin*. This particular sock had something new to me. The heel and toe were both constructed from the same identical 'short row' stitch pattern and then as the toe flipped up it was finished off with the coolest zig zag stitch of slipped knits and purls to create the finished seam across the toes in the above photo. There is absolutely no bulk inside the sock to bother delicate little baby tootsies *grin*.

The only tricky part I found was getting used to the little size 0 DPN's. Those suckers are tiny!! They flexed quite a bit as I knit and I was a little worried that I would snap them but it all worked out great and I've just about finished up the second sock so that I can go back to my little baby sweater for next week :) I'm still reading Deeply Rooted to. I just haven't had enough time to read this week and I'm dying to find out how it ends!

Can't wait to see what you all are knitting up this week :)

Hugs,
Rosina

19 comments:

house full of jays said...

Oh, how I love those socks! The construction sounds cool and that leftover wool is gorgeous! Size 0 needles, though...I don't know how I'd do with those!

omlair said...

that yarn is gorgeous. Will make for sweet little feet!

little macaroon. said...

that teeny wee sock is the cutest thing I've ever seen (though will be even more adorable on the end of a little leg!) GORGEOUS!

Mistea said...

Very nicely socks - keeping little toes warm how wonderful.
Lots of deliciousness here - Thanks for sharing.

pinkundine said...

Aw, such a cute baby sock :) Love the yarn too

Tracey said...

I have become a sock knitting addict! I have not used size 0 needles though...wow!
xx

Forest-Dweller said...

OH I am so there with you on truing the heel...You can just see it coming to life.

anushka said...

very very cute! so i read on lori's blog comments that you did indeed break that little needle. sorry to hear!

Anke said...

Yes, sock knitting is definitely addictive and your baby socks are just adorable!

(lia) said...

So cute! I love the little blue toes. :) My best friend just had a baby last week & the kid has the LONGEST toes EVER! His little footprints didn't fit in the box & he ended up marking up the words on his official documents. I think I'm going to have to make a bunch of socks since all the baby socks they have on hand are squishing his feet.

La Chili said...

Love the color of the socks, and I find them quite addictive too.

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

Great little socks! My daughter needs a few pairs for winter... this would be great for her!

stitchandpurl said...

Aw, those socks are the sweetest. My Ravelry queue gets longer and longer...

Becks said...

Oooh such lovely little socks. Size 0 - dedication indeed!
xx

Cheryl said...

I totally get what you mean about turning the heel of the sock. I love sock knitting. I love the colour of the yarn you are using. I'm sure that the baby's feet will look adorable in them.

Jess said...

What an adorable little sock! I agree about the magic of socks.
I can't do the 0s though. I draw the line at about 2. Those tiny needles! I always feel like I'm going to bust them.

Lori ann said...

oh no, sorry to hear about your needle. :( i don't know, but i wonder if thats why the smaller sizes come in 5's, one extra. i don't divide stitches on 4 needles ever, so maybe? i hope you have another. the socks are so adorable.

Rebecca said...

Cute booties! My go-to sock needle size is 2.25mm and I have found it feels like a HUGE jump to go down to 2.00mm. My first grandchild will be born in March so I'm going to add these to my Rav Favorites. Keep reading!

Keri said...

Great colours! Very cute sock.