Monday, January 4, 2010

Warm Hands Network Socks

At the end of December, Anita of the Warm Hands Network was asked what items were needed most for the January 31st shipment to the Innu communities in Labrador. Her response? "The community is always in need of socks, any size. Makes sense, since every kid needs more than one pair. Thanks for asking!"

Now that's something I can help with. I've looked around for sock patterns in children's sizes but never liked what I've found. So for the last couple of days I've been improvising my own pattern. Here's the first sock in Patons Kroy Socks Stripes, sized to fit a child 5 to 7 years old. The leg of the sock is a K4P2 rib so that it will fit snugly, and I've carried the pattern across the top of the foot to help the fit there too. The first sock took just less than 25g of yarn - I should get a pair of socks from each 50gr ball. Last year at the Spinrite Factory outlet I bought 2 bags of this yarn; this seems like a good use for it. And what fun to knit a sock a day! Wonder how many pairs I can manage in time for the January 31st shipment?


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Great idea! and a nice one too!

Susan said...

That's so nice. How many stitches and what size needle, how long is the foot? I have lots of leftover sock yarn that might be enough.

suse-the-slow-knitta & Baldyboi said...

those lovely socks are going to be really appreciated