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Flip flop socks – I am so “knot with it”

March 29, 2009

Chicken waiting for me to leave so he can play with the yarn

The Knitting Hope group at work has started their spring projects, including a pattern for flip-flop socks.  I have never seen, nor heard of such as thing as a sock to wear with flip-flops.  I thought the whole idea behind flip-flops was to have as much foot exposed as possible.

I am very much looking forward to the first day this year where I can abandon my shoes in place of my flip flops, sans socks.

The socks will be donated to a summer camp for kids with cancer. There are 23 girls who will be going and each one will be given a pair of these socks.   The girls are aged 5 – 17 years.

The pattern can be found online at:   I’m planning on making 3 pairs and my mom is also making a couple of pairs.

They knit up quickly.  It is very similar to the mittens I was knitting during the winter.  The body of the sock is a simple tube knit in the round on four needles.  After completing the required length, its a matter of placing some of the stitches on a holder and continuing the remaining stitches in the round for 6 more rows.  And finally, picking up the stitches from the holder and knitting them for 6 rows.

Revelation:  While typing the above, I mistyped the word knit, replacing the “i” with an “o” resulting in the word knot.  Knitting is nothing more than organized knots.  Coincidence?  Hmmm.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the etymology of the word knit is Middle English knitten, from Old English cnyttan; akin to Old English cnotta knot.

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