Loomed Newborn Booties
peg Newborn Slipper Loom ($5)
1 oz each of 2 colors of Simply Soft Yarn or Red Heart Baby soft
- You will be using 2 strands
E-Wrap aound the loom twice, and knit off 1 over 1 (single knit)
Knit 12 rows.
Turn up for cuff.
E-Wrap and knit 5 more rows.
Making the Heel (the
numbers represent the pegs)
E-Wrap just 10 pegs, hook the yarn around
Knit off those 10 pegs. (18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.9.10.)
Now E-Wrap backwards but only on 8 pegs (starting with peg number
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52) Knit those.
E-Wrap forwards again on 6 pegs (184.108.40.206.7.8.) Knit those off
E-Wrap backwards on 4 pegs (220.127.116.11.)
E-Wrap forwards on 2 pegs (5.6.)
So now you need to increase the numbers of pegs you are working on
again, increasing by twos to widen the heel out again, (just as you
decreased by twos before). Wrap peg number Words of advice
from Cynthia who sells this loom "I have found that if you wrap and
pick the first peg added, and then go the other direction to finish to
row, it is tight but doesn’t leave a hole."
I (Bev) still get a hole but it's managable. More on that later.*
Now E-Wrap pegs 7 (knit that off) then 6.5.4. knit off.
E-Wrap pegs (18.104.22.168.7.8.) knit off.
E-Wrap pegs (22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.) Knit off.
E-Wrap pegs (188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.9.10.) Knit off. You have made the
To form the foot, E-Wrap and knit about 10 more rows (depends how
long you want the foot) 10 rows is about 3.5" which is
great for a newborn foot. Do a couple more rows if baby has big
End off with the gathering method.
* Those holes in
heels. Thread some of the same colored yarn onto a yarn needle
and inside the bootie weave that yarn in and out neatly to fill in
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