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Booties - newborn sized
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim - 2003, 2015 -
Finished Bootie Foot length = 3.25"
Height of bootie back before folding down a cuff = 3"
garter stitched part BEFORE folding in
half to stitch up, is about 3.5"
Size 6 (4 mm) needles
for Newborn - 3 months sized and soft sport weight or baby weight yarn (3 or 4 ply "jumper" yarn)
Size 8 (5 mm) needles and soft 4 ply
worsted weight yarn (10 ply) for slightly larger
booties (4 - 6 month sized)
Cast on 32 sts
Knit each row
Row 17: Bind off
6 sts at beginning of row. Knit across.
Row 18: Bind off
6 sts at beginning of row. Purl across.
(20 sts left)
Row 19: Knit
Row 20: Purl
Rows 21 thru Row
30: Repeat Rows 19 and 20
Row 31: K2
together across row. (10 sts left)
Row 32: P2 tog
across row. (5 sts left)
Cut a yarn tail
about 12" long, thread it onto yarn needle and weave it
through the last 5 sts. Remove from needle and pull tightly to
Fold bootie in
half and stitch up the top of the foot and then up the cuff, back stitch 3 sts to secure. Cut yarn.
Start yarn up
again on other side of bootie and secure the yarn tail,
stitch all the way down the other side, and secure with 3 back
stitches. Fold the top 1/2" or so down when finished. Now knit another
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