These adorable booties are just the thing for winter! With the holidays coming soon this would be a great gift for you to knit for a baby in your family. This pattern is one of 40 booties, socks, and slippers for babies and kids, in the Knitting for Little Feet book by Trafalgar Square Books. As you turn the pages of this book, you’ll keep changing your favorite until the end. Full review in the upcoming Fall 2011 issue of Living Crafts.
All My Clothes Are Green
Level of Difficulty
12 months (approx)
(see page 127 for size measurements)
Yarn: Regia 4-ply (75% wool/25% polyamide, 50 g, 230 yds / 210 m) pine (327) = color 1 for the sole and Chinese lantern (1111) = color 3 for instep
Regia 4-ply, small amounts fern (1092) = color 2
Needles: set of 5 dpn or 48 in / 120 cm Magic loop circular U.S. size 1.5 / 2.5 mm
30 sts and 42 rnds in stockinette = 4 x 4 in /
10 x 10 cm.
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.
Worked back and forth: Knit on RS and purl
In the round: Knit all rounds.
Garter Stitch worked back and forth:
Knit all rows.
Garter Stitch in the round: Alternately
knit 1 rnd and purl 1 rnd.
Color 1: work back and forth in garter st from the toe to the heel.
CO 4 sts with provisional cast on (see page 117).
Rows 1-9: On every other row, M1 after the first and before the last st of row = 14 sts.
Rows 10-29: Knit.
Row 30: Dec 1 st each at beg and end of row = 12 sts rem.
Rows 31-39: Knit.
Row 40: Dec 1 st each at beg and end of row = 10 sts rem.
Rows 41-59: Knit.
Row 60: Dec 1 st each at beg and end of row = 8 sts rem.
Row 61: Knit.
Row 62: Dec 1 st each at beg and end of row = 6 sts rem.
Row 63: K3 to center of heel. Pick up and knit sts around the sole for a total of 72 sts.
Mark the center of heel and tip of toe. If working on a circular ndl, at the center of toe, pull out a ndl cable-loop so that you can continue knitting in the round in two separate sections. (Magic Loop method)
Side of Foot
Work in the round, beg at center back. Knit 1 rnd with color 1 = continue with the existing color.
Purl 1 rnd with color 1, knit 4 rnds with color 2, knit 1 rnd with color 3. These rounds begin and end at center of toe.
Now work short rows in stockinette st. Mark
center toe and heel, and on either side of each marker should be 24 sts, 48 total.
The 12 sts to the right and to the left of the heel marker (24 sts) are put on hold. The instep will be worked on the rem 24 sts (12 on either side of the toe marker). Beg at center of toe, k3; turn, yo, (see page 76). For this yarnover, wrap the yarn around the cable after the turn, at the beginning of the row. At the end of the row, this loop will always be knit together with the next stitch and
1 stitch will be increased (an increase of 2 sts in every row). On the RS, slip the yarnover, knit the next st and pass slipped st over. Continue with short row shaping until there are 16 sts on
working needle (8 sts on either side of the center of toe).
Now from the existing 16 sts, work 15 sts, k3tog (16th st + yarnover + 1 st from holder).
On RS, work as follows: Sl 1 rem st + yarnover together, k 1 st from holder and pass over
Now work to place marked between the heel
and instep. Beg working in the round again and, on every rnd, join the last st on holder with the first instep st and the last instep st with the next st on holder until 48 sts rem. Work 4 rnds in
stockinette over these 48 sts to begin leg and then continue in k2/p2 ribbing until leg is desired length.
Make the other shoe the same way.
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|Patty Manders||Submitted on 2011/10/07 at 1:25 pm
Can’t think of anything finer than warm little feet in hand knit little socks! Got to keep my fingers crossed that this book might just be in my future:)