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Monday, June 12, 2006

THE ABSOLUTELY EASIEST BOOTIE PATTERN YOU CAN FIND. I mass produced these when I adopted my three girls. They still wear them as slippers and request them every year, but they are a little larger now. This makes a bootie that is 3 1/2 inches long without stretching and will fit any newborn baby. It will stretch until foot is about 6 1/2 inches long so it can be worn for a long time.

Cast on 5 to 8 inches of stitches (cuff length will vary from 1/2 to 2 inches depending on cast on) work in garter stitch until unstretched length of bootie is 2 inches, Bind off stitches at beginning of next 2 rows leaving 4 inches of stitches in center. Continue garter stitch until unstretched length is 3 1/2 inches, k2 tog across next row, knit 1 row even, k 2 tog across next row, thread yarn through stitches and tie off tightly, sew seam up to edge of cuff and finish off. Gather center back 1/3 of stitches and tie off. Sew cast on edges together using your favorite seam. I use what I call the "baseball" stitch because it was once used on those older leather baseballs. Pass yarn or narrow ribbon under garter "bumps" at level of cuff and use to tie on booties. Turn cuff down. Directions for the baseball stitch follow.


Blogger Kathy said...

In Knitter's Review you stated that you had pictures of how to seam garter stitch that were not in the usual postion of side to side. I am not able to find the pictures.

2:38 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Whoops, found them.


2:40 AM  
Blogger JL said...

i had knitted a couple of booties, but not happy with my sewing up.

tks for the instructions.

6:35 PM  
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1:12 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

These look great! What size needles and yarn did you use? I don't see it. Maybe I'm just missing it? Thanks for sharing!

1:16 PM  

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