Neon Newborn Socks
These newborn socks are the cutest little things, and are perfect for whipping up as a last minute gift or to pass the time when you are waiting to pop. I’ve knitted them up in a solid neon coral, and also as a two-tone grey and coral combo, and to be honest I’m not sure which I love more!
This pattern is worked toe-up in the round, and features simple toe and heel shaping. If you have a favourite toe or heel that you prefer to work, simply work that instead, making sure you have the right number of stitches to continue working.
Let’s get knitting!
YarnTwo-tone sock: Hobbycraft Hey Baby in Coral 10 grams and Grey 10 grams
Single tone sock: Hobbycraft Hey Baby in Coral 20 grams
Tools2.75mm circular knitting needles
C/O cast on
K2tog knit 2 together
w&t wrap and turn
N1 needle 1
N2 needle 2
m1 increase 1 st, using your favourite increase technique
Tension30 sts x 35 rows in stocking stitch
To fit newborn foot, approximate 11 cm (4.25inches) circumference and 9 cm (3.5inches) foot length
Toe You will begin by working the sock from the toe to the heel
C/O 20 sts over 2 needles, using an invisible C/O technique. Arrange your sts so that you have 10 sts on N1 and 10 sts on N2.
Step 1 N1 and N2: K all sts
Step 2 N1: K 1, m1, k until 1 st rem, m1, K1
N2: rep N1 (12 sts each needle, 24 sts in total)
Rep steps 1-2 a further 3 times. (16 sts each needle, 32 sts in total)
Step 3 N1 and N2: K all sts for 18 rnds
Heel You will now turn the heel across N1 only, leaving the sts on N2. You can substitute your favourite heel here if you want!
Step 1 N1: K until 2 sts rem, w&t
Step 2 N1: P until 2 sts rem, w&t
Step 3 N1: K to 1 st before wrapped st, w&t
Step 4 N1: P to 1 st before wrapped st, w&t
Rep steps 3-4, one more time
Step 5 N1: K to wrapped st, K st together with wrap, turn
Step 6 N1: P to wrapped st, P st together with wrap, turn
Rep steps 5-6, two more times
Step 7 N1: K to end of N1, m1 between N1 and N2
N2: K to end of N2, m1 between N2 and N1
Leg You will now work the leg and cuff of the sock, working across both needles again
Step 1 N1: K until 2 sts rem, K2tog
N2: K until 2 sts rem, K2tog
Step 2: N1 and N2: work in stocking stitch for 6 rnds, then 1x1 rib for 20 rnds. Cast off, using a stretchy cast off technique. Weave in all ends.