Winter baby booties

we're going to knit

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What do you need?
a ball of wool
knitting needles 8
big darning needle
piece of (faux) suede
needle and matching colour yarn
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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Cut a fringe in the larger pieces, fold the small pieces in half.

Sew fringe and loops on with a tiny lockstitch. Very cute!