View Full Version : FO - Easy Baby Socks

04-13-2009, 02:27 PM
I recently finished a pair of baby socks, which ended up being big enough to fit me. http://thumb12.webshots.net/t/63/563/4/29/65/2964429650025721952zsKUPr_th.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2964429650025721952zsKUPr)
Here is a link to the original pattern: http://www.knitting-crochet.com/easbabsoc.html
The baby socks are supposed to look like the picture on the site. Hope you have better luck with this.

04-13-2009, 02:48 PM
LOL - the first time I tried to knit a pair of baby booties, the first one I made was so big, I turned it into a bottle cozy!

Hope you have better luck next time :)

04-13-2009, 03:19 PM
Hey at least it does look likea sock. LOl And if fits somebody so that's good. LOl I think they look great, good job.

04-14-2009, 08:49 AM
LOL - sorry, I know it isn't funny ... You should've seen my first baby bootie!! I may have fit when the kid was 3 or 4 years old!!! I did end up making two more from another pattern. Still wasn't small enough for a newborn, but lots smaller than the first one. Frustrating isn't it?

04-14-2009, 08:51 AM
It looks great and this way your feet stay warm! :happydance:

04-16-2009, 02:47 PM
Yeah, I've had big baby bootie syndrome too. Did you use a real fine yarn like the pattern called for? I get into the most trouble when I try to use heavier yarn. LOL Looks like you have the right idea though.

04-18-2009, 02:39 AM
Very nice work! Your photo was fine...

...but I did try the link and the photo on the page didn't load at all for me. I don't know why.

11-28-2012, 07:15 PM
I used worsted weight yarn, which is probably why they turned out so big...eventually I ended up finding another use for them when I wasn't using them...Swiffer cloths, who knew? Anyhow, if I make another pair, I'll try to do it correctly or close to it, when I'm not too tired.

11-28-2012, 07:34 PM
Well, at least you have the experience of the pattern steps. I've certainly made baby booties myself that could go off to college with the recipient.

Jan in CA
11-28-2012, 08:45 PM
If you're going to substitute yarn always choose one that is the same gauge. Great use for the ones that were too large!

11-28-2012, 10:53 PM
Oh, dear! I'm sorry that you're booties were too big. After having a couple of items that came out too big/small, I finally decided that knitting swatches is worth the time! LOL I'm glad you were able to find a use for the booties.