Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s, friends! I had originally planned to share my Christmas Eve knitting plans before Christmas, but time got away from me. In fact, I fell asleep on Christmas Eve before I could even start my socks. So, these were started in the wee hours of Christmas morning, which should count as Christmas Eve socks.

My plans had been up in the air for a bit … I wanted something pretty and easy to knit and either a pattern I have already or a free pattern. First, I thought I’d cast on the Gathering Shells pattern by Emily Clawson in Explorer Knits + Fibers sock yarn in Duomo. When Christmas Eve got closer, I didn’t feel the urge to knit those socks. I wanted something extremely easy and so I cast on a pair of vanilla socks. I’ve had some Christmas yarn from A Homespun House wound up in a cake for a while, so it felt like it was meant to be. The colorway is Whobilation and it’s a combo of some color pooling and mini stripes, and I love it so much. The colors are just so pretty.

I believe this is my last skein of Christmas yarn, so next year I’ll buy some more.

I cast on 56 stitches and did 15 rows of a k2p2 rib for the cuff. I knit 60 rounds of stockinette before I did 28 rows of an Eye of Partridge heel flap. I’ve just started the decreases for the gusset. This sock formula works really well for me and it’s a no-brainer knit. We are currently watching Squid Games, so this is the perfect project for tv time.

Do you cast on a pair of socks for Christmas Eve? I got the idea from Little Bobbins Knits on YouTube, and it was so wonderful that she posted a Christmas video this year!


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