Skills required: long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, picking up and knitting, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, yarn over, binding off, making I-cords for ties (explanations provided)
Petites Feuilles Boots
Note: 10/23/2017 this pattern has been updated to optimize the fit.
The Petites Feuilles boots are knit completely seamlessly, and feature a fun, easy and adorable leaf motif (which can also be left out for a more unisex look). A perfect gift for a brand new baby boy or girl, they are also perfectly suited for older babies. I-cord ties ensure that the booties will stay on the child’s feet. They are also great for baby-wearing since the extra length means the calves stay nice and toasty :) Note: For older babies who can stand up or walk I recommend sewing some leather on the soles to prevent slipping.
The booties’ soles are knit flat, then stitches are picked up and worked seamlessly in the round from the sole to the cuff.
The pattern is both fully written and charted, to accommodate personal preference.
The individual pattern is available for purchase in pdf format for 5.00 Euros.
It is also available as part of the Petites Feuilles eBook.
Sizes available: Newborn (3mo, 6-12mo, 12-18mo, 18-24mo)
For corresponding booties’ sole measurement of up to 3 (3.75, 4, 4.5, 5) inches or 7.5 (9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 13) 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.
For all sizes: For all sizes: approximately 160 yards or 146 meters of dk weight yarn
(Note: Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted knits up like a dk weight).
Set of US 6 / 4mm double-pointed needles or size needed to match garter gauge.
Set of US 4 / 3.5mm double-pointed needles for I-cord ties.
2 stitch markers
20 sts x 48 rows (24 ridges) = 4 inches or 10 cm in garter stitch.