Friday, October 8, 2010

Wool Socks from a thrift store sweater

So we've moved into our new (old) house. And it's cold. So I was looking around for some nice thick wool socks. I got some for myself at walmart that were nice, and then I ordered two more pairs from Turkey Creek Wool on etsy. They were very nice, and my feet were pretty warm, especially if I wore two pairs. But I couldn't find any thick wintery socks for kids at the store, and I wasn't really sure about the couple that I found on etsy. So I decided I had to make my own.

First I got a 100% wool sweater, and I measured one of my son's socks against it to see how wide it should be.
Then I cut the sweater so that there would only be one side seam. So the sock is all one piece. After you cut it, there should be two pieces like this.

Then you fold them in half so the wrong side is out, and sew the sides together. When you get to the toe, round it off. This is one finished sock. As you can see, I probably should have rounded off the toe a little bit more, but it doesn't really matter.

This is my child's delighted smile about his new socks.