Keep toes warm for the holidays

Posted by on December 14, 2012, in crochet & knitting, ,

Martingale's Knit & Crochet Friday

Winterscape socks from Terrific Toe-Up Socks(Left: "Winterscape" socks from Terrific Toe-Up Socks by Janet Rehfeldt)

One of my favorite family traditions has always been opening one present from Mom and Dad on Christmas Eve. Once, the surprise I found inside the colorful wrapping was a new pair of comfy slippers—perfect for keeping my toes warm while I was too excited to sleep and for wearing Christmas morning, all warm and toasty by the fire.

Since then, it always feels like a cozy pair of slippers or socks on my feet is what makes Christmas morning complete. There are plenty of wonderful holiday pairs being sold this time of year, but how about a handmade pair instead? Today we have a delightful roundup of sock and slipper knitting patterns perfect for wearing while opening presents, staying warm by the fireplace, or wearing under boots for some dashing in the snow.


From Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks
From Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks by Laura Farson

From Knitting Circles around Socks
From Knitting Circles around Socks by Antje Gillingham

From Sock Club
From Sock Club by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott

From More Crocheted Socks
From More Crocheted Socks by Janet Rehfeldt

From Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks
From Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks by Laura Farson

From Knitting Brioche-Stitch Socks
From Knitting Brioche-Stitch Socks by Barbara Sander

From Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks
From Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks by Laura Farson

From Crocheted Socks!
From Crocheted Socks! by Janet Rehfeldt and Mary Jane Wood

Christmas is just over a week away, but if you purchase a book at ShopMartingale, you also get the eBook version for free right away. No need to wait—just start stitching! Plus, your new pair of handmade socks will keep you warm all through the winter, even after the new year. Hooray!

If you’re new to knitting slippers, Laura Farson offers some great instructions in her book Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks. For help with knitting socks, check out The Sock Knitter’s Handbook by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott. You can also watch our helpful sock-knitting video tutorial, in three parts.


What’s your favorite thing to wear on Christmas morning? Tell us in the comments!


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