When my boys were little, one of their favorite television shows was Blues Clues. There was a movie about Blue putting on a musical production with all her little friends and one of the songs started "Today's the Day!"....I have that song running through my head now having typed that in the subject line!
But...that isn't what I wanted to tell you about.
What I wanted to tell you was... Today's the Day!
The Day that...
Ain't She Sweet Footie Socks are officially available in my Ravelry Store!
“Ain’t she sweet? See her walking down the street…”
I love hand knit socks, no matter what time of the year; both knitting and wearing them. What better to wear during the warm weather than flirty little footies? These cuff down socks start with a larger cast on to allow the cuff to turn and skim the tops of your shoes, and continue with a slipped stitch heel and gusset with ribbing on the top of the foot for the perfect fit. “Now I ask you very confidentially, ain’t she sweet?” (Ain’t She Sweet, is a song composed by Milton Ager with lyrics by Jack Yellen circa 1927, and has been rerecorded by many artists including the Beatles.)
These socks are presented in not only two different sizes, but with two (related but) different cuffs.
The striped version shows the shorter, skimmer cuff and the hot pink version shows the longer, flirtier version.
Both use fingering weight yarn and US size 1 needles (that is 2.25mm for my metric friends) and depending on your foot size it might be possible to get both socks from a single 218 yard (199 meter) skein of sock yarn. (Buy a second though, you don't want to be half a toe short of a pair of socks and there might be another pattern coming very soon that could use that stray skein of yarn! Just saying!)
No charts for this pattern, it is all line by line written instructions.