The booties are knitted entirely in the round with directions for the stranded colourwork instep heart in both chart and written form. Make them with or without i-cord ties – they have an inside ribbed cuff that helps them stay snugly on busy baby feet. Sweethearts Booties make perfect new baby, shower, birthday, or holiday gifts. There are directions for 5 sizes to fit newborns to toddlers.
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.
--MC: fingering weight/sock yarn: approx. 15-30g
--CC: fingering weight/sock yarn: approx. 1g
--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, simple stranded colourwork.
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