Easy Baby Booties

Easy Baby Booties
Baby Knitting Pattern

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Free Knitting Patterns - Easy Baby Booties

Kindly contributed by: Anna Neubauer AnnagabrielleN@yahoo.com

Material needed: 2 ounces of baby yarn; 1 pair of short knitting needles, size 2; 1 yard of silk ribbon or cord; 1 tapestry needle; 1 small safety pin.

Pattern stitch - garter rows Make 2 bootees - right and left are interchangeable The bootee is folded in half at the bottom of the foot

Instructions:

1. Cast on 58 stitches. 2. Plain-knit until you have 15 garter rows or 2 1/4 inches. 3. Bind off 12 stitches. Plain-knit the 45 stitches remaining on the left-hand needle. 4. Bind off 12 stitches. Plain-knit the 33 stitches remaining on the left-hand needle. 5. Knit 9 garter rows, or until knitted piece measures 3 1/2 inches from casting-on edge. 6. A. Plain-knit together 2 stitches. Repeat to end of row (you should have 18 stitches left on needle). B. Plain-knit 1 row. C. Plain-knit together 2 stitches. Repeat to end of row (you should have 10 stitches left on the needle. D. Plain-knit 1 row. 7. Cut the yarn leaving 1 arm's length for sewing. Using a tapestry needle, draw the yarn through the 10 stitches left on the needle. Remove the knitting needle. Draw the yarn through again in the same direction and pull the stitches together tightly.

Finishing Instructions:

Fold the knitting in half and sew together. Attach the ribbon or cord to a safety pin, weave in and out of the knitting near the top. Fold down top approx. 1 inch and anchor securely to form a "cuff".

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