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Angora Baby Booties

Knitting
October 2004
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
30 yards (27 m)

Pattern description from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts: “These booties can be made in less than one hour each, and they do not involve any sewing! One of the techniques used to make these booties is known as double knitting which is a great way to knit in the round with just two needles. Don’t be surprised to see that you will be knitting these booties inside out once you get going.”

Finished Measurements: To fit up to infant’s shoe size US 2. Foot circumference about 5” (12.5 cm) around, foot length 3.5” (9 cm), and 2” (5 cm) from bottom of sole to top of ribbed cuff.

Yarn: Approximately 30 yards 27 meters of yarn to give the correct gauge.

  • Bouton d’Or Angora 100% (100% angora, 37 yards 34 meters / 10 grams): #119 corail (bright coral), 1 skein.
  • Bouton d’Or Imperial Infeutrable (100% angora, 61 yards 56 meters / 10 grams): #99810 cascade(aqua), 1 skein.
  • Belangor French Angora (100% angora; 33 yards 30 meters / 10 grams): #801 white or #804 (salmon), 1 skein.

Needles: One set of five double-pointed needles or size US 5 (3.75 mm). Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, 2 point protectors.

Note from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts: “All slipped stitches are slipped as if to purl with the yarn to back.”