Size matters- adventures with Booties

For the last few weeks I’ve been trying to knit again, which after last year, has been a mission. However, this is not the point. 😂

I’ve been knitting a lot of baby booties over the years and over the last few weeks. For so many years I did everything in 8ply (DK) yarn, including collecting a swag of baby yarn in DK. My theory was that it’s an easy size to knit- it’s easy to hold, knots neatly and quickly, and is warm. Then over the last few years I have begun working on smaller needles and smaller yarn (including knitting seriously tiny things). So I’ve been knitting up an experiment- 8ply vs 4ply versions of booties.

Over the next day or so, I’ll go over the results. Normally I would throw it all into one post and burn myself out over writing it. This time, I’m trying to be more intentional.

I will say this though, there are definitely advantages and disadvantages to each yarn size and style. And I’ll be releasing at least one pattern for each yarn size.

Also, I went through my yarn stash- oh, it was mammoth. Gave away 3 bins of yarn to the local knitter charity that makes clothing for every new born baby in the town, and every child starting school gets a hat, gloves and sweater… as well as various things for those in need. Lovey people. And I found in my deep stash a wad of orange ombré yarn. God knows what I’ll do with it yet…. but I have 3 hanks. Maybe a vest- might not be enough for more than that. 😂 Also, I’ve been communicating with the lovey Joann (hi Joann) who has reminded me that I updated the Pokeball hat a while back but never posted the pattern. Mental. So that will be written up and posted shortly.

Anywho- for now I need to finish up my baby shower gifts for Wednesday, and photograph all my booties mid-way through and make more notes. Thank you all for your love and support on my last post.


2 thoughts on “Size matters- adventures with Booties

  1. Sounds good would love a pattern in 8 ply for bedsocks 12 mths to adult size how many sts to add as you go up in size would be great

    • Good idea! I think that’s brilliant. I’ll pop it on the list. What I would suggest is trying the same pattern with 4mm needles and 8ply yarn. I think it would turn into a child’s size easily. I know I have slipper patterns also listed on this site which I would recommend having a look at as bedsocks for the time being.

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