Baba’s Bed Socks

Baba’s Bed Socks: I designed these for my Dad in 1998. Baba is Cantonese for Daddy. My Dad was diabetic, and his feet were cold at night! These socks have a short K2 P2 cuff, and the rib continues down the instep. The yarn is held doubled throughout, so it’s a quick knit! This pattern was my holiday gift to the knitlist in 1998.

baba's bed socks

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9 responses to “Baba’s Bed Socks

  1. Beautiful work

  2. Thank you, just what I was looking for.

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  4. Szia! Nagyon tetszenek az oldalak, az ötletek. Sokat tanulok belőle, bár néha a fordítás döcögős! Köszönöm! millió ölelés!

  5. I love this pattern! I have been making these for years and everyone loves them. I lost my pattern and just found it by googling the title. Thank you for sharing it!

  6. Hi Michele, I’m am thinking of trying my hand at making socks. I have never made socks before. Although I have made one set of felted slippers before. I like the look of these but since I am making them for my mom am thinking I would like to make the top part longer so it goes higher up her leg. She also gets very cold legs and feet. What would you recommend or is there a more appropriate pattern you would recommend?

    • Hi, Jean!

      This pattern is pretty straightforward; I wrote it for beginning sock makers and double pointed needles. You can make the leg portion as long as you’d like. This is one of my oldest patterns, so I don’t remember how much yarn it requires (if you make the leg longer, you may need an extra ball, but I’m not sure).

      You can also use the magic loop method, or 2 circular needles method, if you end up not liking double pointed needles. Some knitters even like very short circulars (9 inches around) but I think that might be pretty cramped with this double stranded sock. So many options!


  7. Hi Michele! Thank you for sharing this pattern. I am new to sock making. I have a question on the pattern–Where it says Heel Flap: Row 1 Sl 1 as if to purl, K1, repeat across 16 sts. Do I have a total of 16 stitches for this row or a total of 18 stitches? Thank you so much!

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