Christmas Pudding Booties
Designed for fingering weight yarn, the booties are started like a toe-up sock, then seamlessly knitted in the round, with an inside ribbed cuff that helps them stay on snugly. The leaves and berries are worked flat in pairs, with the second leaf/berry of each pair cast on from the base of the first to minimize ends to weave in. With directions for 5 sizes, Christmas Pudding 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.
--Approx. 17-30g fingering weight yarn in brown, white/off-white, green, and red.
--US #1 | 2.25 mm and US #0 | 2 mm needles or size needed for gauge
--Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
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.
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