These baby lace up garter stitch shoes in AFL colours are knitted in easy garter stitch with i–cord laces.
Not only are they practical and fun for bub to wear, but they also make a fantastic novelty gift for every one-eyed Aussie Rules supporter.
The book is divided into 3 styles, covering all 18 AFL clubs.
Style A - 1 colour shoes with contrasting laces (suitable for Carlton but can also be used for other teams e.g. for Essendon knit black shoes with red laces).
Style B - 2 colour shoes (suitable for Collingwood, Essendon, Fremantle, Geelong, Gold Coast, Hawthorn, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Richmond and Sydney);
Style C - 3 colour shoes (suitable for Adelaide, Brisbane, Greater Western Sydney, Port Adelaide, St Kilda, West Coast and Western Bulldogs).
If you prefer rugby or soccer or any other sport over Australian rules football, why not follow these patterns but substitute your own club colours.
Pattern sizes: 0 (3-6-9) months.
To fit foot: 7 (8-9-10) cm [2¾ (3¼-3½-4) ins].
Yarn required: 8ply double knitting yarn in two or three colours. Team colours and quantities are listed within the pattern.
Needles. required: A pair of 3.75mm [UK 9, US 5] knitting needles. 2 double-pointed 3.75mm [UK 9, US 5] knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.
Tension: 22.5 sts and 44 rows to 10cm [4 ins] over garter st, using 3.75mm needles.
Pattern rating: Easy.
Please note that this pattern is protected by copyright and you do not have permission to copy or resell this pattern. You may, however, sell the knitted product.
- Includes both centimetres and inches
- Includes four sizes
- Easy pattern rating
Materials you need at home:
- Yarn required: 8ply double knitting yarn in two or three colours.
- Needles required: A pair of 3.75mm [UK 9, US 5] knitting needles. 2 double-pointed 3.75mm [UK 9, US 5] knitting needles.
- Wool needle for sewing up.
I have been addicted to knitting for over 35 years (I started very young!) and I love being able to take a ball of yarn and a pair of needles and make something gorgeous and individual yet practical.
As a child I designed and knitted clothes for my toy elephants (elephants are my other obsession), during high school I knitted baby clothes and sold them at local craft markets then during my university days I knitted for a local yarn shop. While knitting was my passion, at that stage I never thought of making it my career.
After spending 10 years in the medical profession I came across a job ad for a knitting pattern design writer and suddenly I realised it was possible to combine my passion with my work. I was lucky enough to get that job and I have been working as a pattern writer, pattern designer and proofreader ever since.
As well as creating my own designs, I continue to work for yarn companies in Australia and overseas.
Along with my love of knitting, I hold Diplomas in both Comprehensive Writing and Professional Book Editing, Proofreading and Publishing.
I love what I do and I hope you will enjoy knitting my patterns as much as I have enjoyed creating them.