Yesterday I took a trip round to my friend Lorna's so she could help me with my knitting skills. She has a great pattern for these simple baby booties which as long as you know some knitting basics you'll easily be able to pick up.
For those who need that extra bit of help and don't have your own Lorna to hand - I've put in some links for the dummies site on how to knit. It's what I've been using and it has helped me to pick it up reasonably quickly
What You'll Need:
Wool - I used this Navy Sparkly Wool
Needles - 4mm (I bought this BARGAIN pack of Bamboo Needles from Kurtzy)
Sewing needle with a large eye
Start by creating a slip knot and tighten it round your needle
Cast on 38 stitches
I struggle to keep track of my lines so Lorna suggested that I create some way to tick off each line as I go. So if you have the same issue as me - tick off a check box every time you finish a line. SIMPLE!!!
Now you need to start forming the toe shape by reducing the number of stitches in a line
Step 5Next you need to create the band of the bottie with that elasticy-feel. For this you need to do alternate knit and PURL on the same line
Cast off and then finishing it off by
- leaving the last stitch on the needle
- wrapping the wool round the needle once more
- pull the bottom stitch over wrapped around piece of thread on the needle to create another slipknot
Pull a large loop so that it's longer than the height of your bootie and remove the needle
Cut the loop in half and then pull out the piece of wool which is still attached to the ball
Fold your bootie in half and thread one of the remaining pieces of wool in your sewing needle, using this to stitch along the bottom of the bootie
Carefully feed the remaining wool through some of the stitches to fasten it, before cutting the remaining piece off.
Repeat Steps 9 and 10 along the back of the bootie - leaving an opening at the top of the bootie
Then flip your bootie inside out
Repeat all of the above until you have enough Baby booties to fill a tiny cupboard!
Thanks again to Lorna for sharing this fab pattern with me!
I'll be back xx