Watermelon Booties are knitted completely seamlessly in the round. The “seeds” are either knitted right in using stranded colourwork or added as beads. Make them with or without i-cord (or ribbon) ties – the inner ribbed cuff makes them fit snugly even without ties. These make perfect new baby, shower, birthday, or holiday gifts.
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.
--Main colour (red/pink): approx. 10 (12, 15, 17, 20)g fingering weight yarn
--1st contrast colour (green): approx. 4 (4, 6, 7, 8)g fingering weight yarn
--2nd contrast colour (white): approx. 1-2g fingering weight yarn
--Optional: 3rd contrast colour (black): approx. 1-2g fingering weight yarn (for working stranded colourwork seeds)
--Optional: extra 3-4g for i-cord ties
--Optional: 20 (24, 26, 28, 32) size 7 (3.4mm) or size 8 (3mm) seed beads (for working beaded seeds)
--Optional: ribbon for ties
--US #1 | 2.25 mm needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
GAUGE | TENSION:
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, binding off, stranded colourwork or knitting with beads.
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