Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Res Completa: Braided Cable Baby Socks

A second boy or girl friendly baby item for the shower last Saturday...

Pattern: Better than Booties Baby Socks, Braided Cable variety, by Ann Budd for Interweave Knits Summer 2005
Yarn: Baby Ull, in White (more leftovers from my Norwegian Stockings)
Needles: US1 dpns, Clover bamboo
Start to Finish: July 1-5, 2007

Modifications: It seemed to me that the foot of the sock ended up a waaay too long (about an inch longer than the Ruffle Rib socks I had previously made!), so I took out one repeat of the cable pattern and it was fine.

Notes: This was my second time making an Ann Budd Baby Sock pattern and my love for them only grew. They're so darn cute and they feel a little more substantial than a bootie -- or maybe it's just that I'm inexperienced in the sock world and felt like I was really accomplishing something with all those short rows. Anyway, I hope mama and baby both like them!

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