Baby Bootie/Sock Recipe – 84 Cylinder
My version of a felted baby sock/bootee.
Cranked on an 84 cylinder with 4 ply yarn.
Only 7 gms per sock. that’s a lot of socks out of one ball….yah
Using 100% Hand Wash wool. Super wash wool will not shrink.
The wool I used was cascade yarns – cascade 220 http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/…/cascade-220-fingering…
Tension 1 stop looser than normal.
Cast on with every 3rd needle.
Knit 32 rows.
Knit heel as normal until 6 stitches left.
Knit 12 rows for foot.
Knit Toe as normal until 6 stitches left.
Crochet slip stitch top leg.
Wash on 1 hour wash at 60 degrees.
Roll top, pull into shape whilst Damp
Make in the normal way, finish toe and top of leg. Pull into shape before washing. Before washing size will depend on yarn, tension etc as will felted size and how it is washed.
Don’t be put off by the stringy sock you end up with before washing. Its like knitting a string bag.