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Fleece Bed Socks

Fleece Bed Socks.

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There's nothing better when the weather gets really cold than a super-warm pair of socks to wear to bed or lounging around the house. These Fleece Bed Socks are thick enough they're almost like slippers you can sleep in.

The heavy yarn makes these a really quick knit -- you can finish a single sock in a couple of evenings, or a pair in about a week -- that you'll use all winter long.

Materials:

  • one ball color A and two balls color B of PolarKnit Worsted (I used Mermaid and Teal), or about 30 yards of color A and 132 yards color B in heavy worsted weight yarn of your choice
  • set of size 9 US (5.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles (I used four, but you can use five if you prefer)
  • tape measure, scissors, yarn needle

Gauge:

14 stitches and 26 rounds per 4 inches (3.5 stitches and 6.5 rounds per inch) in Stockinette Stitch in the round.

Size:

8.5 inches tall from cuff to bottom of heel; 8.5 inches from back of heel to end of toe; 8.5 inches around foot. To fit an average sized woman.

Knitting the Foot:

  1. Using color A, cast on 32 stitches. Join in round and work in knit 1, purl 1 rib for 2 inches. Note:If you would like the cuff to draw in more around the leg, knit the ribbing on a smaller set of needles.
  2. Switch to color B and knit in Stockinette Stitch (knit every round) for 3 inches.
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