Monday, April 5, 2010

Simple Baby Booties

Simple Baby Booties

baby booties




This was one of my very first patterns. It was modified from several other booty patterns. Having never dressed an infant before, however, I don't know how well the booties would actually fit a baby. It is easily modifiable though (colors, height, etc.)


Materials:
Size 3 Needles
DK or Sport Weight Yarn (though a thicker yarn will yield a larger booty)
Instructions:

Cast on 17 stitches

Row 1:
K1, Kfb, K4, Kfb, K1, Kfb, K1, Kfb, K4, Kfb, K1
Row 2:
K22
Row 3:
K2, Kfb, K4, Kfb, K2, Kfb, K3, Kfb, K4, Kfb, K2
Row 4: K27
Row 5:
K3, Kfb, K4, Kfb, K4, Kfb, K4, Kfb, K4, Kfb, K3
Row 6:
K32

Row 7:
K32
Row 8:
P32
Row 9:
K32
Row 10:
P32

Row 11:
K19, slip1, K1, psso, turn
Row 12:
Slip1, P6, P2tog, turn
Row 13:
Slip1, K6, slip1, K1, psso, turn
Row 14:
Slip1, P6, P2tog, turn
Row 15:
Slip1, K6, slip1, K1, psso, turn
Row 16:
Slip1, P6, P2tog, turn
Row 17:
Slip1, K6, slip1, K1, psso, turn
Row 18:
Slip1, P6, P2tog, turn
Row 19:
Slip1, K6, slip1, K1, psso, K7
Row 20:
P7, slip1, P6, P2tog, P7
Row 21:
K2, Kfb, K to before last 3 st, Kfb, 2K
Row 22:
Purl all

Stst until the top of the bootie is as tall as you want.

Cast off.

Sew up the back and bottom of booty with matching yarn.
Repeat for second booty.
Variations:

  • To create a cuff, switch stst so the purl side in on the outside. When finished, fold over.
  • To create horizontal stripes, alternate colors every two rows.
  • To create a colored sole, change colors at Row 7.
  • To create a colored toe, as shown below, use the following instructions:



Mollie's Stocking

(A) = color A
(B) = color B

Cast on 17 stitches

Row 1: (A) K1, Kfb, K4, Kfb, (B) K1, Kfb, K1, (A) Kfb, K4, Kfb, K1
Row 2: (A) K9, (B) K4, (A) K9
Row 3: (A) K2, Kfb, K4, Kfb, (B) K2, Kfb, K3, (A) Kfb, K4, Kfb, K2
Row 4: (A) K10, (B) K7, (A) K10
Row 5: (A) K3, Kfb, K4, Kfb, (B) K4, Kfb, K4, (A) Kfb, K4, Kfb, K3
Row 6: (A) K11, (B) K10, (A) K11

Row 7: (A) K11, (B) K10, (A) K11
Row 8: (A) K11, (B) K10, (A) K11
Row 9: (A) K12, (B) K8, (A) K12
Row 10: (A) K12, (B) K8, (A) K12

Row 11: (A) k13, (B) K6, slip1, (A) K1, psso, turn
Row 12: Slip1, (B) P6, (A) P2tog, turn
Row 13: Slip1, (A) K1, (B) K4, (A) K1, slip1, K1, psso, turn
Row 14: Slip1, (A) P1, (B) P4, (A) P1, P2tog, turn
Row 15: Slip1, (A) K6, slip1, K1, psso, turn

Continue normally with (A).
Key:

Kfb = Knit into the front and back of the stitch; increase 1
slip = slip the stitch from one needle to another without knitting it
psso = pass slipped stitcher over; bind off
k/p2tog = knit or purl two stitches together
stst = knit one row, purl one row

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