The first time I saw my macho husband (much younger then) in lime green elf-like sleep socks, I burst out laughing. He was not ashamed at all, but rather convinced me that it is ideal for my winter's feet. Armed with the easy sleep sock pattern I returned home to knit my own pair!
Back in the day, Pinterest and Google were idealistic dreams and printed books and magazines were copied by hand! This is exactly how I got the pattern from my mother-in-law and she from her mother, handwritten.
This pattern must have warmed up many cold feet over the years and luckily, I know by sharing it, there will be more elf-like moments!
What you'll need:
100g of yarn (double knit or chunky)
Knitting Needles according to the thickness of your yarn
Crochet hook for laces
Blunt Needles (stitching it together)
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The Easy Sleep Sock Pattern
k - Knit
k2tog - knit 2 stitches together
sts - Stitches
yo - yarn over (to make a stitch and hole at the same time)
PATTERN - knit 2
Cast on 30 sts
1 - Knit row
2 - The eyelet row - *k1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to end
3 - Knit row
4 - Make 1 stitch in every stitch throughout, ie knit the same stitch in the front and back before slipping it off (60sts)
Rows 5 - 46 Knit rows (count 23 ridges)
47 - k2tog x 30 times (30 sts)
48 - Knit row
49 - The second eyelet row - *k1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to end
50 - Knit row
Fold finished piece length-wise, with right sides facing (eyelets matching).
Sew one end together (short end) up to the first eyelet.
Laces: (make 2) Chain a long enough piece. Weave in and out eyelets like shoe laces and tie at top. Add pom-poms or bells!
Repeat for second sock.
HOW TO GIVE YOUR EASY SLEEP SOCKS?
Not sure how to present your own hand knitted sleep socks?
Grab a box, basket or gift bag - fill it with everything associated with winter - i.e marshmallow coffee sticks, cookies, some panties, a bath spoil and snack pack!
Check out my Pinterest board on Blankets, throws and afghans here:
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