Jingle Bells Booties by Kathie Popadin
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Jingle Bells Booties

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1.25 mm
100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m)
0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-18 months
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It’s time to shake those holiday bells and booties! These look complicated, but don’t worry – you’re only knitting with one colour at a time, each bootie is knit in one piece & the bells are attached as you go!

This is version 3 of the pattern:

  • Directions are given for knitting bobbles instead of attaching bells
  • Expanded & updated version with directions for 5 sizes (newborn to 18 months)
  • Options to knit the bootie flat or in the round & completely seamlessly
  • Choice of 4x4 or 4x2 stripes
  • Use 2 different colours for the top of the cuff & the trim or use the same colour
  • Each pattern version prints on just one page
  • Directions for adding bells or bobbles on separate pages

Sizing:
Extra Small[Small,Medium,Large,Extra Large] -
0-3[3-6,6-9,9-12,12-18] months
Finished sole length approx.: 2.5[3,3.25,3.5,4] inches

Techniques/skills needed:

  • Simple increasing and decreasing
  • Picking up stitches
  • Making a knitted tube by folding the last row of the top of the cuff over and knitting the stitches at the base of that section together with the live stitches on the needle
  • Optional: Knitting in the round using magic loop or dpns
  • Optional: Knitted bobbles instead of bells

Yarn needed:

Fingering Weight Yarn:

  • MC: approx. 8[9,10,11,12]g
  • CC1: approx. 7[8,9,10,11]g
  • CC2: approx. 2[3,3,4,4]g
  • CC3: approx. 2[3,3,4,4]g (or use CC2 for rolled top of cuff and triangle trim: approx. 4[6,6,8,8]g)

Metallic crochet thread:

  • CC4: approx. 5[5,8,8,8]g for optional bobbles