Tuesday, January 10, 2012
These are just the cutest little booties EVER....and they whip up super faaaast....finished in just a few hours. I may do up another pair or two to just have on hand for that next little baby...I knit these for Cubby's teacher. We are having a surprise baby shower for her next week and I thought they would be the perfect little treat for a winter baby.
Here's the supplies you will need:
1 skein Bernat Softee Baby Yarn, white
Size 5 knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
GAUGE:24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in stocking st.
Cast on 33 sts. Work 10 rows in (K1.P1) ribbing.
Next row: (RS). (Eyelets). K1.*yo. K2tog. Rep from* to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Divide for instep: Next row: K22. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: P11. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Work 12 rows even across center 11 sts for instep. Break yarn.
With RS facing, rejoin yarn to last st on right-handed needle. Pick up and knit 7 sts down right side of instep.
K11 across instep. Pick up and knit 7 sts down left side of instep. K11 from left-hand needle. 47 sts.
Knit 11 rows (garter stitch)
Shape heel and toe:
Row 1: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to center. 5 sts. K2tog. K1. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Row 2: Knit. Rep last 2 rows once more, then Row 1 once. 35 sts rem.
Cast off loosely knitwise(WS)
Finishing: Sew back and sole seam. Using 3 strands of yarn, make a braided length of cord and thread through the eyelet row, having ends meet at center.