Burdastyle - Kid's Animal Socks 10/2016 #143 Pattern Review

Monday, March 19, 2018

Good morning everyone!

Today I am reviewing a knitting pattern that I got from Pretty cute, right?!

The pattern itself was an absolute breeze to knit up. Getting the directions from the pattern that were missing....not so much. After I started knitting these socks, I got to the gusset and realized that the directions stopped there. I emailed BurdaStyle and it took them what felt like forever to respond. In reality it was probably only about 10 days but when you are anxious to finish a pattern....that is pretty much eternity. 😜 Anyways, I spoke to a really nice lady who said she would forward my issue to the pattern department. Another few days passes....and the pattern department must have been confused as to what I was asking and copy and pasted the directions for the gusset, which was not the missing part. 🙄 I responded again.....and then waited. At this point, I started searching Ebay for the magazine that the socks originated from. I found a copy and promptly bought it for $19. I still hadn't heard back from Burda at this point and so I went ahead and forwarded the instructions to them. They were SUPER fast at updating the pattern, sent me an updated copy and graciously offered me a free  pattern. While I wasn't thrilled with the time to took going back and forth in the emails and getting nowhere, I feel like they handled it well in the end and I really appreciate that. 
I used Cloudborn Fibers Highland Superwash Sock Twist for all three colors. This was the first time I purchased yarn from Craftsy and I really enjoyed knitting with it - I will definitely buy some more! I used US 2½ - 3.0 mm and met the gauge of 30 stitches and 42 rows. I was worried that my daughter would say the yarn was scratchy as she usually does with wool but she hasn't complained yet and has been wearing them all day.

I don't typically care for a heel flap toe (I like a  Fleegle Heel the best!) but these had a nice little garter stitch edging along the flap which made picking up stitches really easy! The size I chose for my daughter who wears a 13 shoe was the 30/31 euro. I feel like they are a touch big but that is totally fine as she will get more wear out of them this fall/winter. 

I accidentally did a 1×1 rib instead of the 2×2 because I had just cast on a different project right before and forgot what I was doing. Since the rib was only an aesthetic mistake, I chose to keep it the 1×1 because I hate doing ribbing. haha. I also did a single crochet around the ears instead of double because I wanted the ears to be a little smaller in size. I chose to omit the hair detail on the front and black claws on the toes as I thought they were creepy looking. lol.

All in all, I would 100% recommend this pattern. The directions were super clear and easy to follow. It took about 1 day per sock to knit and I have only knit a couple pairs of socks before this!

Happy knitting,


1 comment:

  1. Adorable Socks! That little bear face gets me every time! Thanks for the detailed review.


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