Friday, November 6, 2015

Socks- Handknit by Beehive 1940

I picked up this sock booklet at an estate sale recently. Dated 1940, it is full of  socks for every age and type! And since the Fall is the perfect time to start stocking up on socks or working on Christmas presents, I decided to share it today.

"Beehive Sock Yarn is Distinguished for is neat footwork!" 

I love the lace topped sock in the right-hand corner. Hopefully, someday I will get around to making them! (The pattern is scanned at the bottom.) They are labeled as children's socks, but I am sure there is a way to adapt them.

Argyle socks look like they would take a bit more concentration. But I agree, they are "Perennially Smart"!

And what pattern book of this era would be complete without a Service Sock!

The pattern for the lace topped socks.

So, what type of socks do you love? Plain and simple? Something with a bit of dash? Or a smart argyle?


  1. That is fascinating! I just love hand knit socks, but have a hard time putting my feet in them. It seems they should be framed and hanging on the wall instead.

  2. Dear Heide,
    I would have to say I love the argyle and simple ones too. I've never tried knitting socks I think this year I am going to give it a try.


    1. Sock knitting is really not as hard as it first looks. My favorite method is toe-up. And you can always make them as fancy or plain as you want! I love making plain socks, I have the pattern memorized and usually have one going for the odd moments I am between other projects.

  3. I love that interesting and knee socks which were big when I was in high school in the 60's. I taught myself to knit a few years back mainly to learn how to make my own socks. I have 3 pair now and always have a pair on the needles but fall and winter really makes me want to knit them. Do you have a favorite pattern? So far, mine is Susan Anderson's free sock pattern. Please post about your knitting. I'm still wanting to make those wonderful mittens you made.