Sweetened Footie Socks
In my memories, childhood summer was a magical time of never-ending sunshine, trips to the pool or park and hours spent riding bikes or just playing with my friends. Carefree times of just “being”. Dressing up for special occasions meant trading flip-flops and shorts for sundresses and flirty white ankle socks, with cuffs that turned down showing a layer of lace and ribbon, skimming the tops of MaryJane shoes. These top cuff down footie socks capture all of the flirty fun of those socks I remember, with the added charm of beads applied in two different ways.
Serenity Sock Weight, 50% wool, 25% bamboo, 25% nylon, 230 yards [211 meters] 50 gms [1.76 ounces] 1 or 2 balls, shown in cream. (Sample used almost all of one ball of yarn and is shown on a US size 8 foot.)
Size US 1 (2.5 mm): circular or dpn needles for working in the round.
Size US 16 (0.6mm) crochet hook for applied beads.
Beading needle or dental floss threader for pre-strung beads.
St markers, large eyed tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends, optional sock blockers.
1 tube 24 gms glass size 6/0 seed beads, shown in pink lined clear beads.