These look complicated, but don’t worry –each bootie is knit in one piece, the bells are attached as you go, and there is minimal seaming and finishing required – you’ll only ever be knitting with a maximum of two colours at a time. You can even knit bobbles instead of attaching bells if you prefer. They are perfect for using up all those lovely sock yarn leftovers!
Jester Booties 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: approx. 10-18g fingering weight yarn
--Contrast colours 1 & 2: approx. 3-6g fingering weight yarn
--Contrast colours 3 & 4: approx. 2-4g fingering weight yarn
--US #1 | 2.25 mm needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
--10-12 small jingle bells & 1-1.25mm crochet hook (or metallic crochet thread to knit bobbles instead of attaching bells)
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, seaming, casting on, binding off.
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Happy knitting and have fun shaking your booties!