Construction: The booties’ soles are knit flat, then stitches are picked up and worked seamlessly in the round from the sole to the cuff. I-cord ties ensure that the booties will stay on the baby’s feet.

Skills required: long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, yarn over, bind off.

 

Little Booties


These adorable booties are designed to be gender-neutral and practical (they will say on wriggly little feet!), and the worsted weight yarn they call for makes them a very quick knit. 
Perfect for those last minute baby shower gifts or for a quick project when you are in the mood for instant gratification :)

This design really makes beautiful yarn sing. Use solids for an elegant, understated look, or use semi-solids or variegated yarns for a more playful effect.

The individual pattern is available for purchase in pdf format for 4.50 Euros. It is also part of the Little Bundle of Knits eBook.

Sizes available:

NB (3mo, 6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo) 
For corresponding sole length of up to 3.25 (3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5) inches or 8.5 (9.5, 10, 11.5, 12.5, 14) cm. 
Please note: babies’ feet vary a lot in size, so it’s best to go by the child’s actual foot measurement when selecting the appropriate size.

Yarn:

Approximately 60 (70, 80, 90, 100,120) yards or 55 (64, 73, 82, 91, 110) meters of worsted weight yarn. 
If doing contrasting ties: ties require approximately 20 yards or 18 meters of contrasting color yarn.

Needles:

  • Set of US 6 / 4mm double-pointed needles or size needed to match stockinette gauge.
  • Set of US 4 / 3.5 double-pointed needles for I-cord.

Notions:

  • 1 stitch marker
  • tapestry needle

Gauge:

20 x 28 rounds = 4 inches or 10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round.