Thursday, 1 June 2017

Simple knitted bed sock pattern worked on 2 needles

My mother-in-law came to visit recently and asked my to knit her a new pair of bed socks.
The pair she had had been knitted for her over twenty years ago. The pattern seemed straight forward but I couldn't find anything online that was knitted with only two needles.
She was only staying three days and I have limited spare time, so no time to dig through boxes to find my round needles.

I had plenty of 8 ply wool and to make a thicker sock I used double strands.

Here is my very simple pattern which I'm hoping has no mistakes in it. Great for beginners. Experienced knitters can play around with the stitches and band. The original had a cable pattern up the front of the foot but no time to dig in those boxes for a cable needle.

Bed Socks
Material: Any 8 ply approx 120grams
Needles: 5.5mm

This sock fits a woman's size 10Aus. The bed sock was a loose fit.
It would be easy to decrease cast on stitches or needle size to make a smaller tighter fit.

8 ply wool is used double strand

Cast on 90 stitches
Work 10 rows in garter stitch
Work 4 rows stocking stitch starting with a knit row.
Row 15: K41 K2tog K4 K2tog K41
Row 16: P40 P2tog P4 P2tog P40
Row 17: K39 K2tog K4 K2tog K39
Row 18: P38 P2tog P4 P2tog P38

Continue decreasing as above until 48 stitches remain.
Purl next row
Knit next row
Purl next row

Work 8 rows in K1 P1 rib
Ribbing can be increased for a longer sock
Cast off and sew seams


I didn't manage to get a completed photo before she delightedly whisked them away.

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