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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Baby Bootees

November 2011 Pattern of the Month Knit

 Baby Bootees 1978@ N. L. Banks
Another one of the patterns I had made for my daughter when she was a baby. It's fast and easy. Enjoy

4 ply yarn
size 4 knitting needles
36 inches of ½ ribbon, cut in half.

Cast on 26 stitches

Row 1: K2, P2
Row 2: P2, K2, for 1 inch, inc 1 stitch after the last row of ribbing. (27 stitches).
Row 3: Beading row: * K1, yo, k 2 tog repeat from * across row.

Rows 4, 6, 8: purl

Rows 5, 7: knit

Work Instep:
K 18, place last 9 stitches just knit on holder, knit to end of row, turn, 
P 9, place these 9 stitches on holder . Work 16 rows on center 9 stitches, ending with a purl row. Cut yarn, turn.
Work Foot: 
K 9 stitches from holder, pick up and knit 8 stitches from side of instep, k 9 center sts, pick up and k 8 on side of instep, k 9 sts from holder. (43 stitches).

Work even (p 1 row, k 1 row) for 6 rows, ending with k row.

Decease row:
Row 1: p 1, p 2 tog, p16, p 2 tog, p1, p2 tog, p to last 3 stitches,  p2 tog., p 1. (39 stitches)

Row 2: knit

Row 3: p 1, p 2 tog, p 14, p 2 tog, p 1, p 2 tog, purl to last 3 stitches, p 2 tog, p 1. (35 stitches)

 Bind off, sew seams, run ribbon thru beading rows on booties.

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