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Work in Progress Wednesday 5th March

I missed this last week so I have quite a bit of progress to catch up on.

First, I finished the Crazy Square Socks for Al. I converted the Binsenkorbchen pattern to toe up, and used the crazily bright Trekking Hand Art in Brazil as well as King Cole Zig Zag in a dark red.

Al's Crazy Square Socks

I finished the first sock, and started the second, of Nick’s Gimli.Nick's Gimli

This week Sock Madness on Ravelry began. There are seven rounds, each with a pattern we don’t get to see until the challenge begins. After the first round, only those who have finished their pair of socks within two weeks get to progress. Then we get split into teams, and for the remaining rounds only the first certain number of people to finish get to progress until we’re left with one person from each team competing against each other to find the winner. I know I’m not going to be in that final round, but I thought it would be fun and worth a go. So this is my first sock so far.Sock Madness 8 Round 1 Progress

I also started February Fitted Pullover. I’m holding Wendy Roam double and I really hope I have enough. I should, just about.February Top

I began another project which was a mystery knit-a-long shawl on Ravelry. I’m really not sure I like how it’s turning out though so that’s been put to one side, at least for now.

And finally, I began some sewing. Well, to be precise I started creating a pattern for sewing. I need to buy some appropriate fabric before I actually begin the sewing part, so I have no pretty pictures to show yet.

Work in Progress Wednesdays at Tami’s Amis.

Grandma’s Knitted Bed Socks

Knitted Bed SocksMy family knows I knit a lot. My grandma requested some bed socks, and couldn’t find a pattern I liked, so I made my own. I’ve added the pattern to Crafterways, in case you want to knit any! It’s also apparently wool week, so it seemed to fit in quite well, especially as I made the socks with 100% British Wool.


  • Approx. 100g / 190yards / 174m of aran yarn (these are for ~size UK Women’s 5). I used Erika Knight Vintage Wool which is 100% British wool, soft, squishy and warm. Any aran should work though. I used two colours but you can use one.
  • 5.0mm / US 8 needles. I used magic loop for these so that’s what the instructions reference, but pick your favourite method
  • Needle to sew in ends

Method:Knitted Bed Socks

Guage: 26 rows and 20 stitches ~ 4 inches

Using Judy’s Magic Cast-On, cast on 12 stitches (6 on each needle)
Knit 1 row
Next row: *Kfb, k4, Kfb*. Repeat from * for second needle
Next row: K
Repeat until 16 stitches on each needle / 32 stitches over all

Knit 5 rounds or until desired toe length.

Next row: Swap to colour B. *K1, k2tog, yo, k1, ssk, k1*.  Repeat from * across needle 1. K across needle 2
Next row: K.
Next row: *K2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk*. Repeat from * across needle 1. K across needle 2.
Next row: K.

Repeat last 4 rows until approx. 2inches/5cm less than desired foot length.

Work in pattern across needle 1.

Change to colour A and work short row heel (guide here) on needle 2 as follows:
Row 1: K to last stitch, w&t.
Row 2: P to last stitch, w&t.
Row 3: K to last wrapped stitch, w&t.
Row 4: P to last wrapped stitch, w&t.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until 4 unwrapped stitches remain.

Row 1: K to first wrapped stitch. Pick up wrap and knit. w&t next stitch.
Row 2: P to first wrapped stitch. Pick up wrap and purl. w&t next stitch.
Row 3: K to first double wrapped stitch. Pick up wraps and knit. w&t next stitch.
Row 4: K to first double wrapped stitch. Pick up wraps and purl. w&t next stitch.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all wrapped stitches worked.

Knit across heel.

In colour A resume pattern this time across both needles.

When 2 inches / 5cm from desired cuff length, change to colour B.
Work in 2×2 rib for 12 rounds.

Bind off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off.

Sew in ends and you’re done! One pair of knitted bed socks that take a surprisingly short amount of time to make.