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Joan's Preemie Booties with Mock Cable Ribbin
(For Intermediate knitters- not beginners)

joans bootie

Copyright 2009 Joan I. Wilson
Baby yarn 3 ply                       Inc - increase in next stitch            
size 3 or 4 needles                   YO - yarn over
tapestry needle                        sts - stitches
narrow washable ribbon          Tog - together 
Cast on 21 stitches
Row 1: K1, inc, K7, inc, K1, inc, K7, inc, K1 (25 sts).
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K1, inc, K9, inc, K1, inc, K9, inc, K1 (29 sts).
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: K1, inc, K11, inc, K1, inc, K11, inc, K1 (33 sts).
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: K1, inc, K13, inc, K1, inc, K13, inc, K1 (37 sts).
Row 8: K2 tog, K33, K2 tog (35 sts).
Rows 9-12: Knit.
Row 13: K21, K2 tog, turn.
Row 14: P7, P2 tog, turn.
Row 15: K7, K2 tog, turn
Rows 16-23: Continue decreases until 24 sts are left on the needle.  Knit to end of Row 23.
Row 24: Purl all 24 stitches.
Row 25:* K1, YO, K2 tog, YO,*  repeat until 2 stitches remain.  YO, K2) (eyelets made).
Row 26: Purl.  (32 stitches)
Rows 1-2: *K2, P2* across row.
Row 3: K2,* P2, K2 together, leave stitches on needle.  Insert right needle between the two stitches and knit one stitch, then slide the stitches off the left needle (mock cable made)*, repeat across row.
Rows  4-6: *K2, P2* across row.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Rows 8-10: Same as Rows 4-6.
Bind off in ribbing until two sts remain, P2 together, bind off last stitch.  This will give you a nice square edge.  Leave 6-8 inch end to sew bootie.
Cut two pieces of ribbon 15 inches.  Thread tapestry needle with ribbon and weave through eyelets, then tie a bow. 
Joan I. Wilson
Sewing, Knitting and Smocking
for Dolls and Premature Babies

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