Bumblebee Booties by Kathie Popadin

Bumblebee Booties

April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
75 - 150 yards (69 - 137 m)
0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 months
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What about cute little striped Bumblebee booties for busy little baby feet?

These are knitted flat with a simple seam and the wings are knitted right in to minimize finishing. Work them in fingering weight or sport weight yarn for four different sizes. Clever positioning of the contrast colour yarn means fewer ends to weave in!

Bumblebee Booties make perfect new baby, shower, birthday, or holiday gifts.

Small, (Medium, Large, Extra Large)
Finished sole length approximately:
3 (3.25, 3.5, 4)” | 7.5 (8, 9, 10) cm
Size will vary according to yarn selection and personal gauge.

--Small and Medium use fingering weight yarn:
---Main colour (black): approx. 10-15g
---1st contrast colour (yellow): approx. 15-20g
---2nd contrast colour (white): approx. 2-3g fingering weight yarn
--Large and Extra Large use sport weight yarn:
---Main colour (black): approx. 20-25g
---1st contrast colour (yellow): approx. 25-30g
---2nd contrast colour (white): approx. 4-5g fingering weight yarn
--US #1 | 2.25 mm needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE, including 2 dpns for working i-cord
--Tapestry needle
--Optional: pom pom maker

Gauge is not critical, but it will affect the finished size of the booties. You are aiming for a fairly dense, rather than a loose, knitted fabric.
--Fingering weight:
---Approx. 32 sts = 4” | 10 cm in stockinette stitch
--Sport weight:
---Approx. 26 sts = 4” | 10 cm in stockinette stitch

Techniques include knit, purl, increases and decreases, seaming, casting on, binding off, making i-cords, making pom poms.

I love to see your finished booties, so tag me @shakeyourbooties on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, or find me on Ravelry as shakeyourbooties.
Use #bumblebeebooties so I can see your projects…

Happy knitting and have fun shaking your booties!

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