Sunny Day Booties
What about a little ray of sunshine?
What can you do with all those leftover ends of beautiful sock yarn? You can make baby booties, of course! Started like a toe-up sock and seamlessly knitted in the round, these are a quick and fun way to try out some new techniques - these are knit both flat and in the round. The stripy cuff is knit sideways and joined on to the snug-fitting inner cuff as you work, then finished by grafting the ends together. They make perfect new baby, shower, or holiday gifts. There are directions for 5 sizes to fit newborns to toddlers.
Finished Sizes & Measurements:
Extra small, (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large)
Finished sole length approximately:
2.5, (3, 3.25, 3.5, 4)” | 6.5, (7.5, 8, 9, 10) cm
Size will vary according to yarn selection and personal gauge.
--Approx. 18[20,25,30,35]g fingering/sock weight yarn (Main colour is a little more than 2/3 of this and two contrasting colours are a little less than 1/3 each)
--US #1 | 2.25 mm needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge is not critical, but it will affect the finished size of the booties. You are aiming for a fairly dense, rather than a loose, knitted fabric.
Approx. 32 sts = 4” | 10 cm in stockinette stitch.
Techniques include knit, purl, increases and decreases, knitting in the round, casting on, provisional cast on, grafting.