Tiny Treads is a lovely book of children sized sock patterns written by Joeli Caparco and published by Cooperative Press. Joeli is is a mother to two boys. When she’s not playing child-wrangler, she tech edits for Knit Now, Cooperative Press and many lovely designers. In the rest of her free time she tries to “ll up her boys’ wardrobes with hand-knits, mainly her own designs. Her designs have been published in Knitty, Petite Purls, and Knit Now.
Tiny Treads offers 12 patterns including a Basic Sock recipe from cuff down or toe up for sizes ranging from infant to 11 years old*. Perfect for gift giving especially since she has included a sizing chart based on ages and shoe sizes! There are multiple techniques offered in this collections including three different heel types, color work, lace and cables. A small sock can be just the right project to try a new technique. Don’t worry if you are beginner knitter or have not knit socks before, Joeli’s instructions are clear, easy to understand and there is always the Basic Stockinette sock recipe to knit first before getting more adventurous!
I would like to highlight some of my favorites from Joeli’s book. To start Goosey Goosey, knit by Steph,has a traveling stitch that swirls around the leg and foot. Just enough to keep your interest over a pair of socks without being complicated. Crooked Stlyes is a stylish little sock of zig zagging stitches, Full of Rye has a nice center cable, Pied Piper offers Afterthought heel with contrasting cuff, heel and toe, Cabled Midas has a cabled cuff and short row heel, and finally the Geppetto are baby leggings, perfect for crawling wee ones.
I appreciate Joeli’s attention to detail with this sock collections. In my opinion, 11 of the 12 socks are completely gender neutral and depending on your yarn choice the 12th Cockelshells could be knit for a boy too. There are multiple heels offered, patterns ranging from plain stockinette to lace and cables plus a nice size range.
Why else would you buy a book of sock patterns for children? Joeli says it best, “Everyone deserves something warm and cozy on their feet, no matter what size they are!” Well said! They use left overs practically and you can knit them very
easily for a quick baby gift. I know my little girl like several of these patterns and always wants to pick out her own yarn in her favorite colors.
Joeli and Cooperative Press would like to gift one of you with a PDF copy of Tiny Treads! Please check out the book then visit our Ravelry group and leave a comment on the Tiny Treads thread letting her know which sock pattern you would love to knit first! We will draw the winner by random number generator on Episode 7.
*Correction to sizing (originally read 4-7 years).