2.21.2017

everyone needs a sock buddy


News flash! I just discovered something even more addictive than sock knitting: kiddie-sized sock knitting! All the fun sock parts but in half the time :) This mini-sized version of the popular vanilla latte sock pattern only took about a week to knit. Just one skein of knitpicks felici in the sweetheart colorway was enough to make both the socks (which should fit a child of 5-7 years old) and a teeny tiny matching sock buddy. Both will be on their way to hats and more for war-torn Syria, a charity knitting group whose mission is to collect warm items & other necessities for people displaced by the conflicts in Syria and the surrounding regions.


The awesome free pattern for the sock buddy can be found here. I followed the pattern exactly but used sock weight yarn instead of worsted weight. I also grafted the body closed instead of using a three needle bind off. I was undecided about whether or not to embroider the smiley mouth so I asked my little guy for his opinion. His answer: everyone needs someone to listen to them when they are sad or worried and the sock buddy looks like she would be a better listener without a mouth. I kinda agree :)

9 comments:

  1. Cutest idea ever!!

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  2. Oh, that is so so sweet... And your boy is so right!

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  3. What beautiful socks, and I love the sock buddy, what a wonderful idea!! Thanks so much for the links, I'm going to see what I can donate to the group that is collecting on behalf of the refugees.

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  4. This is such a wonderful idea Tien and your boy is absolutely right!

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  5. OMGosh, kawaii! What a sweet heart you have. I love those pretty and zippy pinks. I'll have to remember that Vanilla Latte pattern goes well with self-striping yarn. And I can't believe you haven't knitted a pair of Blueberry Waffles. Thank you for your lovely visits! XO

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  6. my goodness you live with a mighty wise 7 year old!!! adorable.....love the socks and the buddy and the project!

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  7. Absolutely wonderful, Tien! Thank you so much for letting us know about the collecting of warm knits for the refugee.
    That is one smart 7 year old. :)

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