This project is great for beginners who are just starting to get the hang of knitting & are bored of scarves! I was going to include this pattern in my "Beginner's Baby Knits" course, but decided to go for a more unisex option as boys deserve to wear beautiful hand knitted shoes as much as girls do! 😊 However if you get stuck on this pattern & need help I'll happily cover it in the course as a little extra! ;)
I wrote the pattern for these booties about a year ago & have used it endlessly since as they are such a quick & simple present to knit. Everybody who has received them has loved them, so hopefully you'll enjoy giving them as presents as much as i do. I knit these using Debbie Bliss baby Cashmerino which is a cashmere & merino blend. At about £5 a ball it's not cheap, but you get at least 2 pairs of these per ball. I think £2.50 for a pair of booties containing cashmere is a bargain, as i have seen baby booties containing cashmere for sale for £28!!! You can of course use a cheaper alternative yarn, just check your gauge before starting the project.
Mary-Jane Booties (Size 0-3 months)
* 1 ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino
* Pair of 3.25 mm Needles
* Stitch holder
* Needle for sewing up.
*two small buttons for straps.
* kfb = Knit front & back of the stitch.
* SSK = Slip, Slip, Knit.
* K2tog = Knit 2 together.
* CO = Cast off.
* YO = Yarn over.
Row 1: k all stitches.
Row 2: kfb, k 13, (kfb) x 2, k13, kfb, k1. (35 stitches)
Row 3: k all stitches.
Row 4: k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k2, kfb, k13, kfb, k2 (39 stitches)
Row 5: k all stitches.
Row 6: k2, kfb, k13, kfb, k4, kfb, k13, kfb, k3. (43 stitches)
Row 7: k all stitches
Row 8: k3, kfb, k13, kfb, k6, kfb, k13, kfb, k4. (47 stitches)
Row 9- 17: k all stitches
Row 18: k 15 (SSK)x4 k1 (k2tog)x4 k15. (39 stitches)
Row 19: k all stitches
Row 20: k9 CO 21 stitches, k9 (includes 1 stitch already on the right needle).
Put 1st set of 9stitches on a stitch holder.
Row 21-23: K all 9 stitches.
CO all 9 stitches & Cut yarn.
Rejoin yarn where you started to CO 21 stitches. Cast on 12 stitches.
Row 21: k all stitches. (21 stitches)
Row 22: (button hole row) k18, k2tog, yo, k1. (21 stitches)
Row 23: k all stitches.
CO all stitches.
Put 1st set of 9 stitches on a stitch holder.
Row 21: k9 then turn work & CO 12 stitches. (21 stitches).
Row 22: k all stitches
Row 23: (button hole row) k18, k2tog, yo, k1 (21 stitches)
Row 24: knit
CO all 21 stitches.
Rejorn yarn where you cut yarn for 9 stitches on holder.
Row 21-23: k all 9 stitches.
CO all 9 stitches & cut yarn.
Sewing up booties:
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