Thursday, January 22, 2009

There must be something in the water...

Baby fever has set in around here, and it happens to be good crafty fun!
In celebration of dear little Sadie, I have been knitting up some adorable booties. I can't stop knitting them! They really are that much fun. So I am sharing the pattern with you.

Baby Mary Jane Booties
..for 0-6 months...
You'll need some sport weight yarn, washable is preferred, US size 3 straight knitting needles, stitch holder, and a few buttons.


For the Left Bootie-
CO 31 Stitches
R1- Knit all stitches.
R2- k1, m1, k14, m1, k1, m1, k14, m1, k1 (35 sts)
R3- Knit
R4- k2, m1, k14, m1, k3, m1, k14, m1, k2 (39 sts)
R5- Knit
R6- k3, m1, k14, m1, k5, m1, k14, m1, k3 (42 sts)
R7- Knit
R8- k4, m1, k13, m1, k7, m1, k14, m1, k4 (47 sts)
R9-17 - Knit all stitches.
R18- K15, ssk 4 times, k1, k2tog 4 times, k15 (39 sts)
R19- Knit
R20- k9, beginning with next 2 sts, bind off 21 sts, and then knit across remaining 9 sts. Put the first set of 9 stitches onto a stitch holder.
R21-23- Knit 9 sts on needle. BO, cut yarn.
Rejoin yarn where you started binding off 21 stitches and CO 12 stitches.
R21-Knit across 12 new stitches and the 9 from holder.
R22- Buttonhole row- k18, k2tog, yo, k2.
R23- Knit
Bind off all stitches.

For the right bootie, work same as for the left one through row 20.
R21- k9 stitches on needle, turn work, and cast on 12 stitches at the end of the row.
R22- K21 sts.
R23- Buttonhole row- k18, k2tog, yo, k1
R24- Knit all 21 sts.
Bind off all stitches.
Cut a long yarn take to weave in later.
Rejoin yarn to stitches on holder, and knit 9 stitches on holder for 2 rows.
Bind off.

To finish, Fold bootie with the wrong sides together and whip stitch along heel and sole of bootie. Sew on buttons, weave in all tails.


Sommer said...

i wish i knew how to knit. Is there a crochet version?


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LocalPrice said...

These booties are so cute...where can I get a pair from.
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