Soft play socks

So called because I knitted them on two circulars so they were easy to put down quickly without losing stitches if I had to go and jump in the soft play/playground to rescue LO!

I started these back in June 2018, when we were on holiday at Butlins in Bognor Regis. We had a balcony with our apartment and I enjoyed sitting out there in the evening as the sun went down, knitting away and listening to toddler snores from indoors.

I got quite a bit done on holiday, as there were the evenings in our apartment, and several times whilst waiting for LO at the soft play or in various playgrounds.

Knitting at Butlins

Once we were back from holiday I found a little clip to attach my knitting bag to the changing bag and took the project along with me every time it looked likely there would be a knitting opportunity. These increased in number as, by the time LO was 2.5, she was tall enough and strong enough to be able to climb all over things without much assistance from me.

I finally finished them in February. It was a really good project to have as a backup when out and about, or if I didn’t have time to look out a new project to get started some evenings. The pattern is Garter Rib socks from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch, and is one I’ve knitted several times already (seven times according to Ravelry!). I used two 2.5mm circular needles. The yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply sock yarn in colourway passion fruit cooler (part of their cocktail range) which I received as a birthday present in 2017.

And they very nearly almost completely match!

Of course, now I’m going to have to start a new pair of soft play socks so I have some knitting to take with me to the park etc.


  1. I used to always take along a knitting project when I took the kids to a park. But now Naomi is getting to the size of needing me all the time. Big enough to not sit neatly and contentedly in a seat, but not big enough to wander unassisted.

    But my current knitting projects aren’t easily taken along anyway, so no real loss there I suppose!


  2. I always like to have a commuter project in my bag ‘just in case’, to the point where I feel a bit anxious if I don’t have one! Nice to see a picture of you, you are looking well.


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