These adorable booties are designed to be gender-neutral and practical (they will say on wriggly little feet!), and the worsted weight yarn they call for makes them a very quick knit. Perfect for those last minute baby shower gifts or for a quick project when you are in the mood for instant gratification :) This design really makes beautiful yarn sing. Use solids for an elegant, understated look, or use semi-solids or variegated yarns for a more playful effect.
The booties’ soles are knit flat, then stitches are picked up and worked seamlessly in the round from the sole to the cuff. I-cord ties ensure that the booties will stay on the baby’s feet.
SKILLS REQUIRED: long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, knitting in the round, decreasing, yarn over, working twisted stitches (link to video tutorial provided), binding off, making I-cords for ties (explanations provided)
SIZES: NB (3mo, 6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo) For corresponding sole length of up to 3.25 (3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5) inches or 8.5 (9.5, 10, 11.5, 12.5, 14) 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.
- knitting pattern (pdf file)
- US Imperial Measurements AND Metric Measurements
- 6 Sizes from Newborn to 24mo
- Suitable for an intermediate knitter
Materials you need at home:
Approximately 60 (70, 80, 90, 100,120) yards or 55 (64, 73, 82, 91, 110) meters of worsted weight yarn. If doing contrasting ties: ties require approximately 20 yards or 18 meters of contrasting color yarn.
- Set of US 6 / 4mm double-pointed needles or size needed to match stockinette gauge.
- Set of US 4 / 3.5 double-pointed needles for I-cord.
- 1 stitch marker
- tapestry needle
20 x 28 rounds = 4 inches or 10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round.
Originally from France, I have been living abroad for as long as I can remember, with one brief parenthèse of Parisian life during my college years. After almost 12 years in the US, I am now living in Northern Germany with my husband and 2 kids.
I published my first pattern in 2008, and have been designing ever since, with a particular love for children’s knits that are timeless yet whimsical.