Simple Baby Booties – Knitting Pattern

It seems like everyone around me is having babies at the moment, so it’s time to crank out more baby knitting. Though it knits up quickly, baby wool is so thin and soft, patience is required.

I started knitting these booties as a young child, as a gift for my aunties and uncles having their babies.

This size fits a large newborn (as all my cousins were big) through to about 6months old. Because they knit quickly, I find it’s a great thing to make when the baby is born and one knows the sex to get the right colour.

You will need:
1 ball 4ply baby wool. Always look for machine washable. New parents don’t need to have to think about separate loads of washing.
3.25mm needles
Ribbon


Cast on 35
1. Knit
2. k1, k1 front and back, k14, k1 front and back, k1, k1 front and back, k14, k1 front and back, k1
3. Knit
4. k1, k1 front and back, k16, k1 front and back, k1, k1 front and back, k16, k1 front and back, k1
5. Knit
6. k1, k1 front and back, k18, k1 front and back, k1, k1 front and back, k18, k1 front and back, k1

Knit 10 rows

Knit 19, k2 tog, knit 5, k2 tog, s1, turn
P2 tog, p5, p2 tog, s1, turn
K2 tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, s1, turn
P2 tog, p5, p2 tog, s1, turn
K2 tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, s1, turn
P2 tog, p5, p2 tog, s1, turn
K2 tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, s1, turn
P2 tog, p5, p2 tog, s1, turn
K2 tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, s1, turn
P2 tog, p5, p2 tog, s1, turn
K2 tog, knit to end

K1, yarn over, k2 tog, – repeat to end of row

Knit 20 rows.
Cast off.


Fold in half, and sew up the bottom and side of the bootie. Fold the top of the bootie over, creating a cuff. Thread ribbon or twisted yarn through the holes to tie.

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