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Mom's First Sock!

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Check it out! My mom made a sock!

I was home on vacation for the past week and she asked me to teach her how to make socks. So we made a couple tiny socks so we could do all the parts in the amount of time I had at home.

It's some leftover KP Bare of mine on size 1 (2.25mm) needles. We did a Magic Cast On starting with 6sts/needle, increased to 16st/needle. A couple inches and then a Widdershins heel. I modified the math for the heel to fit, then a bit of leg and some 2x2 rib until an EZ sewn bind-off.

I'm so proud :)

In case anyone is interested... the normal Widdershins heel turn is a total of eight rows that I do like this:
1) k until 16 before end, m1k, k1, w&t
2) p until 16 before end, m1p, p1, w&t
3) k until 4 before the wrapped stitch, m1k, k1, w&t
4) p until 4 before the wrapped stitch, m1p, p1, w&t
5) k until 4 before the wrapped stitch, m1k, k1, w&t
6) p until 4 before the wrapped stitch, m1p, p1, w&t
7) k until 4 before the wrapped stitch, m1k, k1, w&t
8) p until 4 before the wrapped stitch, m1p, p1, w&t
And then do the decrease rows as set up in the pattern. This just lets me do the heel turn part for different numbers of starting stitches without having to figure out the math every single time.

So for the baby sock we did five increase rounds for the gussett and then four rows like this for the heel turn:
1) k until 8 before end, m1k, k1, w&t
2) p until 8 before end, m1p, p1, w&t
3) k until 4 before the wrapped stitch, m1k, k1, w&t
4) p until 4 before the wrapped stitch, m1p, p1, w&t
And then the decrease rows.

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