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NEW: Free Super-Bulky Sock Pattern for Magic Loop, Toe-Up or Top-Down

Liat Gat - Founder

December 23, 2011

In case you are madly trying to finish Christmas gifts, here is the gift that I fall back on year after year: super-bulky slipper-socks. Knit with one skein of super-bulky yarn, these toe-up socks can be made in about 5 hours.

So in case any of you are still knitting madly to try to finish Christmas gifts, here is the gift that I fall back on year after year: super-bulky slipper-socks.

You can knit these socks two-at-a-time toe-up on Magic Loop – it will take you just a day or two. I also like to knit these socks on Christmas Day while we are sitting around the Christmas tree, although they are almost too fast to qualify as mindless knitting- you may have to look at the pattern often because you will already be on the next step before you know it.

Super-Bulky Magic Loop Socks - Malabrigo Rasta
These are my favorite go-to socks for Christmas gifts or for knitting on Christmas Day

Just know, the yarn pictured here (Malabrigo Rasta- one skein exactly) is buttery-soft, but it is not a highly durable yarn. These socks won’t last for years, just about one super-snuggly year. My sister Lizzi always comes home on Christmas and hands me her very scary worn-out socks from last year – gasp!

Gross worn-out socks from last year
Eew! I confiscated these "socks" immediately and gave my sister a new pair.

Needless to say, these super-bulky socks have become a tradition in my family (which I much prefer to, say, a tradition of lace sweaters on size 3 needles). Hey – non-knitters don’t need know that these are super easy!

They just know that they are divine and you really can’t buy anything like them.

Super-Bulky Magic Loop Socks - Malabrigo Rasta - side view on bed
I did not want to take off the socks after this photoshoot...

Click here to get the details on this Super-Bulky Sock Pattern and download it free.

Another holiday knitting tradition that I would love to share with you – my favorite holiday knitting book.

A gorgeous read

Handknit Holidays, edited by Melanie Falick, is the most delicious holiday-knitting read I can think of. It qualifies as one of my 5 Best Knitting Books of All Time, and I STILL intend to make every single project in this book.

If you end up going to a bookstore over the holidays, wander into the knitting section and flip through this book – I think you’ll love it!

Happy Holidays and Happy Knitting!

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