Bulky Sleep Socks Tutorial

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Cold feet? These bulky slipper socks, made of wool, are just the ticket to keep your feet warm all winter. They also knit up quickly, and therefore make good holiday gifts. Even if you’ve never knit socks before, the bulky yarn makes these toe-up socks easy, and will teach you the skills necessary to knit other toe-up socks patterns.

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Sizes: Kids, Women, Men – any shoe size
Needles: Size 9 US double-pointed needles (5.5mm)
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, one hank each in two colors (smallest size won’t use all of the yarn). Wind the main color (MC) into two equally-sized balls.
Additional Materials: size K crochet hook, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Gauge: 4 stitches per inch

Yarn Note: Worsted-weight yarn, (also called “4”, “Medium”, or “10-ply”) held double-stranded, can be used instead of bulky yarn. Just be sure to check your gauge.

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Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The yarn in my finished socks is the same yarn I use for demonstration, which is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky. The colors you see in the video are:
Crush (pink)
Silver (gray)
Yonder (blue)
Avocado (green)

The sweater I’m wearing is a free pattern and tutorial.

The needles I use for demonstration are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Malala”.

60 comments on “Bulky Sleep Socks Tutorial

  1. Siobhan – wrapping the stitches (then picking up the wraps later) is one of the ways we can work short rows without leaving holes in the work. Just slipping a stitch would not achieve this.

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  2. Hi Staci,
    I like the colors you used for the socks. Can you tell me the exact name of the red and grey color and is that from Wool of the Andes? If you use this wool do you have to hand wash or can you put in the washing machine? Thx Linda

  3. Linda – I know the gray color I used was Silver…check out the colors of Wool of the Andes Bulky, there really aren’t very many. There is also a Wool of the Andes Superwash available that you can machine wash.
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  4. Hi Staci
    Thanks for responding to my last message.
    Do you know if any of the colors bleed into the toe part and heel if I did a bright red body after a machinewash? Thinking of using the Marble Heather for toe/heel and a Red for body of sock in the Wool of the Andes Superwash?

  5. Hello Staci,
    I have never knit socks before and want to knit my first pair. I was wondering if this would be a good pattern for someone knitting their first sock.
    Thank you πŸ™‚

  6. Annie – yes, this is a good pattern for a first-time sock knitter, provided you are comfortable with both knit and purl stitches. I demonstrate the other techniques used in the video. My German Short Row socks are also a good first sock project (or second sock project).

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  7. hi there Staci!
    first, let me say how much i love your videos…they are my go-to when i need to learn a new technique and you have taught me so much!
    i was all set to make your bulky sleep socks, when i noticed the German Short Row tutorial
    this method looks so much easier
    are there any modifications i would need to make for the BSS pattern or can i simply sub in GSR?
    thanks so much,
    michael πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Staci,
    I love, love, love this pattern! This is my first introduction to wraps and turns and I think it makes the cutest toe and heel I’ve seen yet! Not to mention it’s so fast with the bulky yarn! Would you consider modifying this pattern -keeping the bulky weight and wraps and turns-for mittens and/or Christmas stockings? I think they would be adorable!

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