Baby Knit Booties
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Bernat® Softee Baby, 1 ball each: Contrast A Flannel, Contrast B Pink Marl
- U.S. 5 knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
To fit baby size 3-6 mos.
24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in stocking st.
With A, cast on 33 sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep lat 2 rows of (K1. P1) ribbing for 1½“, ending on a WS row.
Next row: (RS). (Eyelet row). K1. *yo. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Divide for instep: Next row: K22. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: P11. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Work 12 rows in stocking st across center 11 sts for instep. Break A.
With RS facing, rejoin A to last st on right-hand needle.Pick up and knit 7 sts down right side of instep. K11 across instep. Pick up and knit 7 sts down left side of instep. K11 from left-hand needle. 47 sts.
Knit 11 rows (garter st). Break A. Join B.
Shape heel and toe: 1st row: (RS). With B. K2. K2tog. Knit to center5 sts. K2tog. K1. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows once more, then 1st row once. 35 sts rem.
Cast off loosely knitwise (WS).
Sew back and sole seam. Using 2 strands of B, make twisted cord 12" long and thread through eyelet row, having ends meet at center.
Pompom: (make 2). Wind B around 2 fingers 50 times. Tie tightly in the middle and leave a long end for attaching to twisted cord. Cut loops at both ends and trim to form pompom. Sew pompom to each end of twisted cord.
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat(s)
RS = Right side
Yo = Yarn over