Baby Steps Booties
Got small remnants of bulky yarn that you don’t know what to do with?
Need an instant-gratification project? A last-minute baby shower present?
These adorable and cozy elf-like baby booties are super easy to knit, as they are worked flat from the sole to the cuff -- they require only a small amount of seaming.
In addition to the main design, meant to be a companion to the Red Riding Coat, instructions for the 2 simple variations shown in the pictures are also included. This is a great template to come up with your own unique version!
Each newborn-size pair takes about an hour (ok, maybe a tiny bit more) to whip up :)
Skills Required: long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, yarn over, bind off.
Sizes: Newborn (0-3mo, 3-6mo, 6-12mo, 12-18mo, 18-24mo)
For corresponding bootie’s sole measurement of 3.5 (3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5) inches or 9 (9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 13, 14) cm.
For all sizes: depending on the bootie type and size, approximately 25-70 yards/meters of Cascade 128 Superwash 100% merino; 128yd/117m per 100g/3.53oz skein or similar chunky yarn (e.g. Knitpicks Swish Bulky, Cascade Ecological Wool / Eco+, Lana Grossa Superbingo etc…)
US 10 / 6mm needles or size needed to get stockinette gauge.
2 stitch markers
14 sts x 20 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm in stockinette stitch