What do you need?
a ball of wool
knitting needles 8
big darning needle
piece of (faux) suede
needle and matching colour yarn
Today we knit sweet little booties for a winter baby. We knit them completely straight (perhaps better known: garter stitch) and that is super easy, a child can do it. It knits also very quick, with this thick wool and needles. The 'suede' fringe and loops completes the booties.
How to make these winter baby booties
Roll a ball wool, cut it off.
Cast on twice 18 stitches.
Knit in garter stitch, to and fro.
Knit 5.5 cm in garter stich.
Start to decrease
Knit the first 2 stitches together.
Knit in garter until the last 2 stitches.
Knit the last 2 stitches together.
- Knit 2 needles in garter stitch then repeat: knit 2 stitches together, knit in garter stitch until the last 2 stitches and knit them together.
- Knit back en forth until the booties measure 11 cm from heel to toe.
Knit the final needle
Knit 2 stitches together, knit 2 stitches, repeat to the end.
Do not tie off, stick the tapestry needle through the stitches.
Pull the thread firmly tight then fasten it with a stitch.
Close the top of the bootie using the same thread.
Sew the heel closed with the thread that hangs on.
This is how your bootie should look.
Finish the second bootie in the same way.
Cut a fringe in the larger pieces, fold the small pieces in half.
Sew fringe and loops on with a tiny lockstitch. Very cute!