I recently whipped up these wee & twee bootees out of leftover sock yarn. I had two little balls left over from my Spring Forward socks, and figured it would take the whole lot to make these little bootees. Not true. I only used up one ball! Great way to use up tiny bits of leftovers.
There were so many good button choices! These booties are for a babe of unknown gender, so my strategy was to make them as fun and bright as possible. I am not one to tote a basketful of pastel to a baby shower; in fact, if you invite me to your shower, be prepared to get shocking colors and hand knits!
There was a fair amount of finishing to be done after the knitting was complete. They’re so small though, that the time spent sewing them up was nominal. I used the yarn tail from each strap to make a button loop. Simply tack the yarn to the opposite edge of the strap to create a loop, then secure by weaving the tail into the strap.
Pattern: Saartje’s Bootees, Ravelled here
Yarn: Shibui Knits sock yarn, color 4201, 10 or so yards
Needles: US 1 1/2, 2.5mm dpns
Mods: Used one color instead of two.
To block, I lightly dampened each bootie and then stuffed it full of plastic wrap. This evened out the shape and straps nicely.
The only trouble with this little stash-busting project is that I still have leftovers!