the sweetest little puppy, Bobo, between standing legs showing off socks

Bobo’s Socks

In DK weight yarn, Patterns, Socks, Toe Up by Shannon

When playing around with stitch patterns for this sock and mitt set, I settled on something meditative and textural, so I can make more of these while watching my little puppy playing with his best doggie friend in our backyard. His name is Bowie, but we call him Bobo, and these socks are an homage to him.


  • Finished Measurements: Adult extra-small (small, medium, large, extra-large): to fit 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)“/17.75 (19, 20.25, 21.5, 22.75) cm foot circumference. Finished sock foot circumference: 5.75 (6.25, 6.75, 7, 7.5)” / 14.5 (16, 17.25, 17.75, 19) cm.
  • Yarn: approximately 175-350 yards DK-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Victory DK in Bowie.
  • Needles: US3/3.25mm needle for small-circumference knitting, or size needed to get gauge. I use a 32” circular for magic-loop knitting.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 26 sts & 36 rnds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, measured after blocking.