Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Newborn Baby Pumps


These pretty bootees are knitted from oddments of Baby DK wool using 11mm (size 3) needles. You will also need approx 40 cm of ribbon to finish.

You can use any number of colours; those shown have had the soles 26 rows knitted in an alternative colour.

Cast on 10 stitches

R 1-26, Knit

R 27, K4,( inc 1 in next stitch) twice, K4
R 28, Knit, at end of row cast on a further 32 stitches
R 29, Knit, at end of row cast on a further 10 stitches
R 30-36, Knit

R 37, Cast off 10 stitches, K12 (leaving these on needle), Cast off 10 stitches, K to end
R 38, Working on 22 stitches only, K

R 39-41 Knit
R 42, Purl
R 43, K1, YF K2TOG, K16, K2TOG YF, K1 (creating two eyelets for ribbon)

R 44, Knit
R 45, Cast off and weave in end thread

R 1, Rejoin 12 stitches remaining on needle (leave a 4” thread to sew top to sides) and K to end
R 2, K1, K2TOG, K6, K2TOG, K1
R 3-6, Knit

R 7, K1, K2TOG, K4, K2TOG, K1
R 8-13, Knit
R 14, Purl
R 15-16, Knit
R17, Cast off, leaving a thread to stitch side to top

To Finish:

Join top to sides
Bring sides together and join leaving a flat seam
Turning the bootee inside out, join sole to sides
Turn right side and thread ribbon through eyelet holes

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