Olivia Preemie Booties by Jessie Driscoll
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Olivia Preemie Booties

Knitting
December 2011
Very soft heavy sport to DK weight yarn
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in garter stitch, worked flat
US 6 - 4.0 mm
18 - 25 yards (16 - 23 m)
preemie
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

An old friend and I were pregnant at the same time, and at roughly the same point in pregnancy, when her baby was born early at 25 weeks. I designed and knit these booties for Olivia. These simple booties are knit back and forth, flat, on two dpns (necessary for the icord ties), and there is one small seam to sew at the end. Pattern includes row-by-row written instructions and a photo tutorial.

I would love for people to use this pattern for charity knitting. Please feel free to suggest yarns. I used handspun cashmere, but you can use any very soft heavy sport to light DK weight yarn.