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Bev's Stay On Knit Booties - newborn sized
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim - 2003, 2010 - all rights reserved

Finished Bootie Foot length = 3.25"  Height of bootie back before folding down a cuff = 3"
The garter stitched part BEFORE folding in half to stitch up, is about 3.5"

Size 6 needles for Newborn - 3 months sized and soft sport weight or baby weight yarn (less than 1 ounce)
Size 8 needles and
soft 4 ply worsted weight yarn for slightly larger booties (4 - 6 month sized)
Cast on 32 sts
Row 1-16:  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 across row.
Row 20: Purl across row.
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 form toe.

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 one!

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