I love knitting gifts for other people, but there are only so many hours in the day, and so many yards of yarn in my stash. So what’s a girl to do? How about making Turkish Bed Socks for all your friends. These ankle socks are a great compromise between being a quick little project, and producing something beautiful and useful.
They make great gifts, since they’re one-size-fits-most (even I, with my big man feet, can fit into them if I add a few extra rows in the foot part, but that’s easy to do). They’re nice for bumming around the house and keeping your tootsies warm, and they look really cute peeking out of clogs or Converse sneakers.
And, a pair of these socks takes only a fraction of the amount of yarn that regular socks take to work up. I managed three pairs of these from one 100g skein of sock yarn. A bargain, if you have to manufacture a bazillion of these.
Also, while the pattern is written as a simple stockinet stitch sock, they suggest that you work your favorite cable, rib, textured, or lace pattern on the top of the foot, which can make each pair unique, and will keep you interested while you knit them up.
So, if you’re looking for a stocking stuffer, try making up some Turkish Bed Socks.