My baby-knitting frenzy produced a pair of booties this weekend. I had some yarn leftover from a baby hat, and thought to myself: of course this babe needs matching booties! Granted, s/he may not be able to wear them at the same time depending on actual head and foot size, but it’s the thought that counts. And yes, that’s a pinkish-purple in the yarn; did you know pink used to be the preferred colors for boys, and blue for girls? Not that I know either way…
- Pattern: BSJ Inspired Bootees by Megan Grewal (Ravelled here) 3-6 month size
- Yarn: Artyarns Supermerino, unknown colorway, about 50 yards
- Needles: US size 6/4 mm
- Mods: I chose to do the 1×1 ribbing at the ankle to help keep them on wee feet.
These booties were incredibly fast and interesting to knit. They start out flat as a few stitches on the needle and quickly transform into booties almost as if by magic. Knitting magic, that is! I have not yet made Zimmerman’s incomparable Baby Surprise Jacket, but I have been assured that the process is similarly magical.
There is a ribbed section at the ankle that pulls the booties in a bit to help keep them on. I don’t really care for how that looks, so if I made these again I might leave that out for comparison. Fortunately, the legs are long enough that you can roll down the cuffs if you like. When Sweetie saw these booties for the first time, she said “Those are effing adorable. Make a hundred pairs!” Careful what you ask a knitter for…