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Winter Boys Socks

My last pair of kids socks – for now.  The last of my BFF’s family that required socks was baby Jack, though he’s not quite a baby anymore at 2 ½ years old.  Since I knit all of his sisters socks, he obviously required some as well!  And I had the perfect yarn….which became my Winter Boys Socks.  

Let me tell you more!

The Yarn

I knit a hurried pair of socks for my mom in January because I just had to knit with this yarn from the Yarn Bliss Box – Winter Wonderland.  This is such a gorgeous color – a light grayish blue with subtle speckles.  It is truly winter in a color.  

And just like for the original socks, I had some more Madelinetosh to use for the cuffs and toes.

The Pattern 

Once again, I turned to my new favorite pattern from Kay, the Crazy Sock Lady, except that I used circular needles.  For the sizing of these socks, I relied on my beloved Charlene Schurch’s Sensational Knitted Socks book that I cannot knit socks without!


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

Yarn:   Speckled Finch’s (Yarn Bliss Box) Hearty Sock in Winter Wonderland; Contrast: Madelinetosh Twist Light in Ceremony

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)

Made for: Jack

Time to Completion:  1 week

Most importantly, these socks fit!  Yay!  I was nervous about these as they seemed too big….but I trusted the numbers and the math and just knit.  These were so much fun and even thought I’ve now used this yarn twice, there’s still a lot more left of the skein!

Technical stuff….  For the cuffs, I did my usual 2×2 rib.  I made the leg a bit shorter since we do live in Texas.

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