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10-08-2008, 02:37 PM
I'm in search of a baby sock pattern that actually stays on.
Does anyone know if one exists?

I made this one (http://www.valleycafe.com/knitting/sock-pattern.html) and it took about 58 seconds for the first one to come off. The second was right behind. :pout:

Jan in CA
10-08-2008, 05:42 PM
Just socks or can they be booties? Generally you need to make the ribbing tighter and if you make it longer and have it fold over it works better.

10-08-2008, 06:58 PM
The DGD is just six months now, It could be booties... they would have to be cool, like the converse though. :)

I thought about making the ribbing on smaller needles. I don't want to cut off her circulation... However, I'm about ready to start holding socks on with rubber bands! :wink:

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10-08-2008, 09:36 PM

These both stayed on my son's feet great. I was very impressed especially with how much he liked to kick and squirm in his carseat. I ended up knitting enough ribbing on all my baby sock patterns to cuff his socks (that seemed to hold them on better) and I used yarn like Cascade Fixation (but I hear Heirloom Breeze is even better).
I also knit him ankle socks with a little extra ribbing (just over 1/4 inch). I could flip them inside out and lay a piece of ribbon-style elastic (I sewed the ends together and made it into a little elastic band) around the ribbing. I took the ribbing folded it over the elastic and sewed it in place. That way there was a little elastic hidden in the "cuff" to hold the sock up. They looked adorable and no one could tell that I had cheated with the elastic band.

10-09-2008, 09:54 AM
Thanks for the tips. :)

Jan in CA
10-09-2008, 01:37 PM
These are noted for staying on -

I think these might work, too.

If you just use a smaller needle size or two for the ribbing it should help a lot w/o them getting too tight.

When my girls were babies I had one type of bootie that was my favorite. It had a ribbed top and sock like bottom. They very rarely kicked off. I think they still make them, but so far I can't find them.

10-10-2008, 08:42 AM
Thanks for the advice and the patterns. I'll definitely be putting both to use.

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