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Shimmery Simple Knit Baby Booties

Shimmery Simple Knit Baby Booties

For booties the little one can wear all day, every day, knit him or her a pair of Shimmery Simple Knit Baby Booties. They're basic enough to match anything, and cozy enough for fussy babies to not try to kick off all day long. The silvery shimmer strung through these easy baby booties gives them a hint of elegance, so you don't have to worry about dressing your baby up in overpriced, fancy shoes when you have to bring him or her to a big event.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Baby Econo® 1802 Baby Blue - 1 skein
  • Susan Bates® Double Pointed Knitting Needles: 4.5mm [US 7].
  • Yarn needle

 

Measurements: Socks fit 3-9 months.

 

Abbreviations:

A = Color A
K = Knit
P = Purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together

 

Gauge: 16 sts = 4”; 24 rnds = 4” in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

 

Special Abbreviation:

ssk (slip, slip, knit): Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, to right needle; insert point of left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together from this position.

 

Instructions

Cuff

Cast on 24 sts, divided evenly on 3 needles, join to work in the round, making sure sts are not twisted.

Rnd 1: * K2, P2; repeat from * around.

 

Repeat Round 1 for 3”. Knit 2 rnds, dividing sts on last rnd as follows:

Needle 1: 10 sts;

Needle 2: 7 sts;

Needle 3: 7 sts.

 

Heel Flap

Work back and forth only on Needle 1:

Row 1: [Slip 1, K1] 5 times.

Row 2: Slip 1, P9.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 four times.

 

Turn Heel

Row 1: K7, ssk, TURN.

Row 2: Slip 1, P4, P2tog, turn.

Row 3: Slip 1, K4, ssk.

Row 4: Slip 1, P4, P2tog – 6 sts.

 

Gusset

Needle 1: Knit 6 sts of Heel, then pick up and K5 sts along the edge of the heel flap;

Needle 2: K5, K2tog, and then ssk, K5 across next needle;

Needle 3: pick up and K5 sts along the other edge of the heel flap, K3 sts from Needle 1 – 28 sts:

Needle 1: 8 sts;

Needle 2: 12 sts;

Needle 3: 8 sts.

 

Foot

 

Round 1:

Needle 1: K5, K2tog, K1;

Needle 2: K4, K2tog, ssk, K4; Needle 3: K1, ssk, K5 – 24 sts.

 

Rounds 2 and 4: K

 

Round 3:

Needle 1: K4, K2tog, K1;

Needle 2: Knit;

Needle 3: K1, ssk, K4 – 22 sts.

 

Round 5:

Needle 1: K3, K2tog, K1;

Needle 2: Knit;

Needle 3: K1, ssk, K3 – 20 sts.

 

Work even (Knit every round) until foot measures 2½” (6.4 cm) from picked up sts.

 

Toe

 

Round 1:

Needle 1: K2, K2tog, K1;

Needle 2: K1, ssk, K4, K2tog, K1;

Needle 3: K1, ssk, K2 – 16 sts.

 

Round 2: K.

 

Round 3:

Needle 1: K1, K2tog, K1;

Needle 2: K1, ssk, K2, K2tog, K1;

Needle 3: K1, ssk, K1 – 12 sts. With Needle 3, K3 from Needle 1 – 6 sts on each of 2 needles. Cut yarn leaving an 18” (46 cm) end. Graft toe sts together.

 

Grafting

Thread yarn needle with yarn. Keeping the yarn needle and yarn under the points of the knitting needles, and holding the 2 needles together with yarn at the right of the back needle, work as follows:

* Insert yarn needle through first st of front needle as if to knit and slip the st off, insert needle through 2nd st of front needle as if to purl, but leave the st on the needle; insert yarn through first st on back needle as if to purl and slip the st off, insert yarn through 2nd stitch on back needle as if to knit, but leave st on needle. Repeat from * until all the sts are joined. Take care to draw yarn up so that gauge of grafting equals gauge of knitting.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends on wrong side.

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The photo doesn't do them justice either. They look much nicer than that and they can also be made with a single cuff although that won't make them as tight around the baby's legs

These are just a basic sock pattern in a tiny size written in a style for double pointed needles. Not a beginner's pattern but would be a great first pattern for a beginner to make a sock as they only take an hour

Easy? No way. If I am an experienced knitter and I cannot fathom the instructions out, then how can beginners. Note, it is not you beginners it is the useless instructions

Just follow the instructions step by step for each needle. You have to always know what needle you're knitting on. So for the instructions for gusset needle 2 for example, using new needle in your right hand knit 5 stitches from needle 2, then k2tog for the last 2 stitches (needle 2 starts with 7 stitches on it), then start knitting the stitches from needle 3 onto the same right hand needle. From needle 3 which also has 7 stitches, start with SSK for first 2 stitches, then knit the 5 other stitches all onto the same right hand needle which becomes needle 2 and at the end of the instruction will have a total of 12 stitches on it.

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