Saturday, 19 July 2014

Really Easy Garter Stitch Booties

 
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
Confucius
 
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci
 
 
Very true........ 
 
       ........................ so I hope you like these simple and very easy baby booties
 
 

 
 

Marianna’s Really Easy Garter Stitch Booties - with stripes

 

DK (8ply) yarn – or any yarn which knits to a tension of  22sts = 4” (10cm) over stocking stitch

in two colours which look good together -  you will only need around 15g!

4mm needles

 

Size:       3months

Length of sole:  4” (10cm)

 

Instructions:       Make two booties the same

Using first colour ~ cast on 41sts

Knit  4 rows

Using second colour ~

Knit  4 rows

Using first colour ~

Knit  2 rows

Using second colour ~

Knit  2 rows

Next Row:           K16, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k16

Next Row:           K15, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k15

Using first colour ~

Next Row:           K14, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k14

Next Row:           K13, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k13

Using second colour ~

 

Next Row:           K12, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k12

Next Row:           K11, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k11

Next Row:           K10, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k10

Next Row:           K9, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k9                                  (25sts) *

Using first colour ~

Knit 14 rows

Cast off loosely                    (if you find this difficult – use a larger needle)

Sew seam along the sole

Sew back seam

Darn away ends

Fold down cuff

 

Variation:   for a ribbed cuff

Work bootie until *

Using first colour ~

Knit 1 row

Rib 13 rows

Cast off and finish as above

 
really easy garter stitch baby booties
 
 
 
You can, of course, make these in one colour only ~
 

Really Easy Garter Stitch Booties       in one colour
 
DK (8ply) yarn – or any yarn which knits to a tension of  22sts = 4” (10cm) over stocking stitch
4mm needles
 
Size:       3months
Length of sole:  4” (10cm)
 
Instructions:       Make two booties the same
Cast on 41sts
Knit 12 rows
Next Row:           K16, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k16
Next Row:           K15, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k15
Next Row:           K14, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k14
Next Row:           K13, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k13
Next Row:           K12, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k12
Next Row:           K11, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k11
Next Row:           K10, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k10
Next Row:           K9, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k9                                  (25sts)
Knit 14 rows
Cast off loosely                    (if you find this difficult – use a larger needle)
Sew seam along the sole
Sew back seam
Darn away ends
Fold down cuff
 
 
 
 
 


3 comments :

  1. They are like little pixie boots Marianna, so cute! :)

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  2. They're so cute Marianna. I thought the same thing as Linda - they look like little pixie boots. :)

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