After my monthly knitalong in March featured a very intricate and involved pattern, I was ready for a no-brainer. I had a beautiful skein of yarn in my stash that was just enough for a child’s pair of socks. (The yarn is a Louet Gems 100% superwash merino, fingering weight in Wendy Knits Sunrise colourway.) I decided to make a plain, 2 x 2 ribbed pattern with a fleegle/gusset heel. I almost don’t need a pattern anymore since these are so simple. One thing I love about plain socks is that I can knit them without looking for the most part, making it really easy to participate in conversations or even to read at the same time.
I made them extra big since we are just entering into the warm season and I want them to fit all fall/winter. My six year old has super-skinny feet, so a ribbed knit is a good choice for her since they hug her feet and legs well. I added a little picot hem at the top just for a little fun girly-ness, too.