Inspired by the look of classic crayons, this is a quick and easy baby bootie pattern, started like a toe-up sock, then seamlessly knitted in the round with directions for 5 sizes (newborn to 18 months). They have an inside ribbed cuff which makes them fit snugly. These sweet, colourful and fun little booties make perfect new baby, shower, 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 (darker colour): approx. 7 (8, 8, 11, 13)g fingering weight yarn
--1st contrast colour (lighter colour): approx. 7 (8, 8, 11, 13)g fingering weight yarn
--2nd contrast colour (black): approx. 3 (3, 3, 4, 5)g fingering weight yarn
--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.