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Joan's Preemie Booties
with Mock Cable Ribbin
(For Intermediate knitters- not beginners)
Baby yarn 3
Inc - increase in next
size 3 or 4
YO - yarn over
sts - stitches
ribbon Tog -
Cast on 21 stitches
Row 1: K1, inc, K7, inc, K1, inc, K7, inc, K1
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
Joan I. Wilson
Sewing, Knitting and Smocking
for Dolls and Premature Babies
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