big sky socks

Hoop Skirt Socks

Today I’m sharing with you another pair of socks that I knit for my BFF’s daughter.  I really enjoyed knitting Josie her Leftover Lights Socks and were ecstatic that they actually fit.  But Juliette, the second-oldest daughter, also needed socks.  And this is where I got really nervous about sizing.  The Hoop Skirt Socks were great fun to knit but…..  Well, you’ll see!

Let me tell you more!

The Yarn

I used this yarn, initially, for my mom’s birthday socks in 2022.  But I love this colorway from Big Sky Yarn Co and was only too happy to use the leftovers for a special knit.  And since Juliette loves blue, this seemed like the perfect choice.

For the pink bits on the cuff and toes, I used leftovers from two mini skeins.  And I think they coordinated perfectly!

The Pattern 

As per usual these days, I used my new favorite pattern from Kay, the Crazy Sock Lady, except that I used circular needles.  


Pattern:  Vanilla Socks on Magic Loop by  Crazy Sock Lady Designs

Yarn:   Big Sky Yarn Co Star Sock in Hoop Skirt

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)

Made for: Juliette

Time to Completion:  3 weeks

Juliette wears a kids size 7 shoe so when I looked to see just what that meant as far as size, it seemed it wasn’t that far off from Josie’s stitch count.  Which made me nervous as Juliette is a few years younger than Josie.  So I cut back on stitches.  And that was a mistake.  

These socks were too small for Juliette – so frustrating!  At least they will fit her younger sister, at some point.  They definitely won’t go to waste!

Technical stuff….  For the cuffs, I did my usual 2×2 rib.  And I made these socks shorter, just like the previous pair, since we live in Texas.  For the heel, I did my favorite Eye of Partridge. 

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