KAL 2020

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KAL 2020

EASY KNIT BABY BOOTIES

KAL CORNER 2020 KNIT ALONG

This design – the EASY KNIT BABY BOOTIES – is part of the 2020 Knit Along at KAL Corner Knitting. Join us in knitting a new design every month, using DK weight yarn! You can find all the info on the main post, and join in the fun on the Facebook group. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway too!

EASY KNIT BABY BOOTIES

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INTRODUCTION

My granny taught me to knit when I was very little, and I spent most of my late teens and early twenties knitting baby clothing because all I wanted to be when I grew up was a mom.  Many years and 4 children later I taught myself to crochet – and 5 years later I am an international crochet designer – a dream come true.  This is my very first pattern for knitting so I do hope it is ok.  I think these are easy and quick to make and you can play with colours – and there are two sizes available.  I hope you enjoy making these baby booties.

MATERIALS USED

  • 30 g Vinnis Colours Nikkim 100% Cotton Yarn (White) # 598 (A)
  • 30 g Vinnis Colours Nikkim 100% Cotton Yarn (Aluminium) #502 (B)
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • 25 mm & 3.5 mm knitting needles (0 – 3 months)
  • 5 mm & 3.75 mm knitting needles (3 – 6 months)

You are welcome to make the pattern in any yarn however depending on the yarn and your tension the size of the finished item may vary from mine.

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NOTES, GAUGE & TIPS

  • Knit skill level – easy.
  • A 10 x 10 cm swatch is approximately 22 stitches across and 30 rows high.
  • I have also included helpful hints along the way which are in
  • And lastly, COUNT your stitches and have loads of FUN.

SIZES

  • 0 – 3 months
    • Foot length: 4 inches / 10 cm
    • Use 3.25 mm & 3.5 mm knitting needles
  • 3 – 6 months
    • Foot length: 4 ½ inches / 11 ½ cm
    • Use 3.5 mm & 3.75 mm knitting needles

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ABBREVIATIONS

TERM ABBREVIATION STITCH INSTRUCTIONS
Knit K  
Purl P  
Repeat Rep Repeat the stitches or rows by the number noted.
Stitches Sts  
Remaining Rem  
Slip Sl Literally just slip the next stitch onto the right needle.
Purl wise Pw  
Through back of stitch Tbs Insert your needle into the back loop on the needle to make the next stitch.
Purl two together P2tog Purl two stitches together (decrease).
Knit two together K2tog Knit two stitches together (decrease).
Increase Inc Insert right needle into next stitch. Knit one stitch but do not slide the original stitch off the left needle, then insert the right needle through the back loop of the original stitch on the left needle, bringing the yarn from behind, wrap it around the tip of the right needle anti-clockwise towards the front, draw through a loop  and finish your stitch normally.

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PATTERN – Easy Knit Baby Booties  

Starting at the centre of the sole:

Using colour (A) yarn and 3.25 (3.5) mm needle cast on 47 sts.

Row 1

K1, inc, K20, inc, K1, inc, K20, inc, K1 (51 sts).

Row 2

K51.

Row 3

K1, inc, K22, inc, K1, inc, K22, inc, K1 (55 sts).

Row 4

K55.

Row 5

K1, inc, K24, inc, K1, inc, K24, inc, K1 (59 sts).

Row 6

K59.

Row 7

K1, inc, K26, inc, K1, inc, K26, inc, K1 (63 sts).

Row 8

K63.

Row 9

K1, inc, K28, inc, K1, inc, K28, inc, K1 (67 sts).

Row 10

K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (65 sts).

Row 11

K32, inc, K32 (66 sts).

Row 12

P66.

Side of bootie and shaping:

Helpful hint: change to 3.5 (3.75) mm needles for the next part.

Join colour (B) yarn and work as follows:

Row 13

Sl 2 (A), *K2 (B), sl 2 (A)*, rep *.* until the end of the row.

Row 14

Sl 2 (A), *P2 (B), sl 2 (A)*, rep *.* until the end of the row.

Row 15

K66 in (A).

Row 16

P66 in (A).

Row 17

Sl 2 (A), *K2 (B), sl 2 (A)*, rep *.* until the end of the row.

Row 18

Sl 2 (A), *P2 (B), sl 2 (A)*, rep *.* until the end of the row.  Cut (B) yarn and weave in ends.

Helpful hint: change back to 3.25 (3.5) mm needles again.

Row 19

K66 in (A) (66 sts).

Instep shaping:

Row 20

K37, K2tog tbs, turn.

Row 21

Sl 1 pw, K9, P2tog, turn.

Row 22

Sl 1, K9, K2tog tbs, turn.

Row 23-39

Rep row 21 and row 22 until there are 46 sts rem.

Row 40

Sl 1, K9, K2tog tbs, K34 (45 sts).

Row 41

K22, k2tog, K21 (44 sts).  At the end of this row, cut yarn, leaving a long tail to use to stitch the instep and seam.

Ribbed section

Join colour (B) yarn and 3.25 (3.5) mm needles and work as follows:

Row 41

P2tog, P40, P2tog (42 sts).

Row 43

*K2, P2*, rep *.* to end.

Row 44

*P2, K2*, rep *.* to end.

Row 45 – 55 

Rep row 43 and row 44.

At the end of row 50, cast off rib wise, cut yarn, leaving a long tail to use to join the seam in the same colour.

TO MAKE UP

Using the same colour yarn and a sewing needle, carefully slip stitch the bootie together under the foot and leg seam, cut the yarn, and weave in ends. 

Helpful hint: I use the mattress stitch seam to join knitted and crocheted projects – you can find a useful YouTube video on how to do this technique HERE.

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LEGAL STUFF

  • You are very welcome to sell your finished items that you have made (no mass production).
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MY STORY

  • I have not been crocheting for long, but the first time I picked up a hook, some yarn, and a pattern to make a beautiful blanket, I was, as they say, hooked.
  • ​When my little girl told me that she felt snuggled in my love when lying under one of the blankets I crocheted for her, it occurred to me that she was right.
  • ​When we make something for someone else, we spend lots of time thinking about that person, and we pour our love, passion and creativity into the item.
  • ​I love to play with patterns and colours and create something unique and beautiful for people I love, and I am sure you do too.
  • ​My patterns are easy to read, with loads of photo tutorials to help even the most inexperienced crafter.  I will be launching YouTube video tutorials soon to help reading my patterns.