|Posted on March 14, 2014 at 8:50 AM|
Knitting Miniature Socks
Perfect for fairy garden clotheslines or baskets. Would be adorable attached to a doll house mantel at Christmas. Very easy project.
What you need:
scrap amount of fingering weight/sock yarn, two size 2 double pointed needles, a tapestry/darning needle to finish the ends.
The socks are knit as an I-cord. If you aren't familiar with this method, there are many demonstrations available on youtube.
I beginning by casting on five sitches. If you are working with a variegated yarn, you will need to cut two identical lengths of yarn, so the socks will match. I think it's fun to cast on near where the color changes to have the toe of the sock be a different color from the body of the sock.
When knitting a I-cord you will knit across the five stitches. Then instead of turning your work, slide the stitches back to the other end of the same needle. Pull your knitting yarn/tail tight after you slide the stitches back to the other end. The yarn will be in the back of the work and if you pull it tight, will cause the knitting to form a tube (this isn't as evident the first couple of rows, but you will begin to see it later).
Continue knitting across the stitches and sliding your work back to the other end of the same needle until your sock is the length desired. I usually work mine to be about one inch in length.
Cast off all stitches, cut your yarn and pull it through the last loop. Using your tapestry needle, insert the ends through the center of the sock, pull it through and snip the yarn. Repeat for the second sock.
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Categories: Fairy Gardens