Saturday, February 13, 2010

Week Seven: Avant-Ski

This week has been a bit of a blur, honestly, and I know I'm coming in a bit later than usual in the day with this week's pattern. So the photos aren't the best, but I'll take better ones tomorrow when the light is good (Ed: Better photos now appearing below), and the pattern is FINISHED and that's what counts in this project. (It took several tries, too. Z's feet have grown much bigger than I realized.)

If these were adult-sized socks I would have called them Apr├Ęs-Ski, since they look to me like something you ought to be wearing in the Alps or the Olympic Village or something. But since babies can't ski yet, they're Avant-Ski. Ta-da!

avant ski socks

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Avant-Ski is a simple stranded design for your little ski-bunny-in-training. The socks are knit in the round from the top down with an eye-of-partridge heel. The toe is grafted closed. Charted instructions are provided for the main colorwork section.

Price: This pattern is temporarily available for FREE.

Yarn: You will need approximately 50 yards each of two contrasting sock yarns for best results. I recommend that at least one of the yarns be a solid color to make the pattern pop. (Pictured: Red Heart “Heart & Sole” in Ivory – light fingering, 1 skein / 50g / 213 yards, 70% superwash wool/30% nylon; and Jo-Ann Sensations “Soles & More” in Grn/Blu/Ylw – fingering, 1 skein / 60g / 262 yards, 75% wool/25% nylon)

  • 4 US size 2 double-pointed needles
  • 2 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
Gauge: 4 inches = 30 sts / 44 rows in stockinette Sizing: Finished circumference is approximately 5.25”. It will fit most 6-12 month infants.


  1. Cute socks! Thanks for the pattern. I haven't tried fingering weight yarn for baby socks (just used DK weight).

  2. You're welcome. :) I have so much fingering weight sitting around anyway, I figured, why not?