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Petites Feuilles Boots

Knitting
June 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
165 yards (151 m)
NB (3mo, 6-12mo, 12-18mo, 18-24mo)
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The Petites Feuilles boots are knit completely seamlessly, and feature a fun, easy and adorable leaf motif. A perfect gift for a brand new baby boy or girl, they are also perfectly suited for older babies. I-cord ties ensure that the booties will stay on the child’s feet.
The booties’ soles are knit flat, then stitches are picked up and worked seamlessly in the round from the sole to the cuff.

The pattern is both fully written and charted, to accommodate personal preference.

Skills Required: long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, yarn over, binding off, making I-cords for ties (explanations provided)
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Sizes:
Newborn (3mo, 6-12mo, 12-18mo, 18-24mo)
For corresponding sole measurement of up to 3.5 (3.75, 4, 4.5, 5) inches or 9 (9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 13) cm.
Please note: babies’ feet vary a lot in size, so it’s best to go by the child’s actual foot measurement when selecting the appropriate size.

Yarn requirements:
For all sizes: approximately 165 yards or 150 meters of Mellifera Yarns cash dk 80% merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere; 231yd/211m per 100g/3.53oz skein or similar dk weight yarn.
If doing contrasting ties: approximately 20 yards or 18 meters of contrasting color yarn.

Needles:
Set of US 6 / 4mm double-pointed needles or size needed to match garter gauge.

Notions:
-2 stitch markers
-tapestry needle

Gauge:
20 sts x 48 rows (24 ridges) = 4 inches or 10 cm in garter stitch.