Sorry...no pics today (though I have a blog entry in progress with many adorable pics, so wait and see!). Promised the toddler sock pattern, but now thinking that there may not be many of you who will have a toddler with size 10 feet to use this pattern for.
Oh, well, will share it with you anyway. (I'm sure there will be mistakes...my brain and nerves are currently going beserk and/or are on vacation, so please bear with me....if you find mistakes, I'd love to know so I can fix em')
SIZE: To fit a size 10 toddler foot, 7" circumference, 6.5 inch foot
GAUGE: 6.25 stitches per inch
YARN: 1 ball of your favorite color Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (I used color 340102). 55% merino wool, 35% microfiber, 12% cashmere. 125 yards. 50 grams.
NEEDLES: size 3 dpns
-CO 44 stitches. Join in round, being careful not to twist stitches. Work in 2x2 ribbing (k2, p2) for 2 inches.
Place 22 stitches (half of stitches cast on) on a holder (yarn, actual holder or another needle). Turn the whole needle with the other 22 stitches in front of you, with yarn on left side, so you will be able to work the "wrong" or inside of the sock.
Row 1-*slip 1 stitch purlwise, k1,....,repeat from * across row. Row 2-slip 1 purlwise, purl across row. Repeat rows 1 and 2 (6) more times.
-Slip1 pw, knit 14, k2tog, k1, turn.
-Slip 1 pw, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
-For the rest of the heel, slip the first stitch pw, knit until 1 stitch before the "gap", knit (or purl) the two together and then knit (or purl) one more. Turn around and work the other side. Continue with these rows until all the stitches have been worked.
On the right side, knit across 8 stitches and put on a "temp" needle. Pick up 8 stitches along heel flap (where the slipped stitch "holes" are) on anther needle. This is needle 1.
Put instep stitches that were on a holder back onto one needle (this is needle 2) and continue the ribbing pattern across. Using a new needle (needle 3), pick up 8 stitches along the other side of the needle flap and, using this same needle, knit across the 8 stitches on the "temp" needle. Mark the end of this needle 3 as the beginning of the round. You should have 16 stitches on needles 1 and 3 and 22 on needle 2.
Round 1-Knit to within 3 stitches of the end of needle 1, k2tog, k1. Rib along instep stitches on needle 2. K1, ssk, and then knit to the end of needle 3.
Round 2-Knit across needles 1 and 3. Ribbing along needle 2.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until needles 1 and 3 each have 11 stitches (back to the 22 stitches total for heel)
-Knit across needle 1, rib across needle 2, knit across needle 3 until foot meaures 5 inches (or 1.5 inches less than desired length from back of heel).
Round 1-Knit to within 3 stitches of end of needle 1, k2tog, k1. K1, ssk,...knit,....k2tog, k1 on needle 2. K1, ssk, knit...to the end of needle 3.
Round 2-Knit around all stitches.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until there are 6 stitches each on needles 1 and 3 and 12 stitches on needle 2.
Kitchener Stitch these stitches together. Sew in all ends. Give to your toddler and watch them SMILE!