A few ramblings about knitting, mainly vintage stuff and other bits and bobs

Friday, 8 April 2016

Socks for Spring - Bairnswear 182

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_tfKoGu9l5BVVRObko2ZGcwN0U/view?usp=sharing
 Short socks for me always make me think of summer so here's the chance for you to grab a copy of this great 1930s pattern and knit yourself a pair or two.

The booklet has socks for rambling, for tennis, for skating, for golf, and for badminton . . . so for every summer activity a modern woman should be engaged in. And being short, you can whip them up in no time.

One of the patterns (for golf socks) uses something called E-Lace-Tic which seems to be a wide elastic with holes punched along the top and bottom. I made these but couldn't find a modern equivalent so did a couple of tight 1x1 ribbing and then picked up the cuff stitches after finishing the rest of the sock.

Click on the pattern to download your free copy of the patterns









1 comment:

  1. Very cute socks :) Thanks a mill, I think I'll make up a pair for autumn

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