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Infant booties

supplies:
size 3 knitting needles (use for preemie size)
size 6 knitting needles (use for full-term size)
3-ply baby sport weight yarn
darning needle

booties pattern: (estimated time of completion: 90-120 minutes per bootie)

*note:* when working an increase in a knit row,
increase by knitting through the front of the stitch -leaving the stich on the needle-
and then knitting through the back of the stitch.

*note:* when working an increase in a purl row,
increase by purling through the back of the stitch -leaving the stich on the needle-
and then purling through the front of the stitch.

infant bootie pattern
cast on 25 stitches
R1) K1, inc., K9, inc., K1, inc., K9, inc., K1 (29 st.)
R2) Knit across.
R3) K1, inc., K11, inc., K1, inc., K11, inc., K1 (33 st.)
R4) Knit across.
R5) K1, inc., K13, inc., K1, inc., K13, inc., K1 (37 st.)
R6) Knit across.
R7) K1, inc., K15, inc., K1, inc., K15, inc., K1 (41 st.)
R8) P19, inc., P1, inc., P to end. (43 st.)

-------------seed stitch-----------------
Row: (K1, P1) to last st., K1.
Work for 4 rows total.

--------------shape instep----------------
R1) (K1, P1) 12 times, K2 tog. TURN
R2) Sl.St., (P1, K1) twice, P1, P2 tog. TURN

R3) Sl.St., (P1, K1) twice, P1, K2 tog. TURN
R4) Sl.St., (P1, K1) twice, P1, P2 tog. TURN

*Repeat Rows 3 & 4, seven more times.
(18 rows completed, shaping instep.)

R19) Sl.St., (P1, K1) twice, P1, K2 tog., (P1, K1) to end.
R20) (K1, P1) 7 times, P2 tog., (P1, K1) to end. (23 st.)

------------seed stitch------------------
Row: (K1, P1) to last st., K1.
Work for 4 rows total.

------------eyelet row------------------
R1) Purl across.
R2) (K2 tog., yo) 5 times, K3, (yo, K2 tog.) to end.
R3) Purl across.

------------cuff--------------------
R1) Knit across, increasing in each stitch. (46 st.)
R2-5) Work rib stitch for 4 rows. (K1, P1) across.
R6) Knit Cast Off

-------finishing---------
Sew Back and Sole seam.
Flip right-side out and add ribbon through the eyelet row,
tying a bow in the front.

Copyright ęCheryl Smith, 1998. No commercial use or publication of these patterns is permitted, in print or on the Internet. All copies made for personal noncommercial use must carry this notice. chaosatlanta@gmail.com

This pattern is part of a set. For the matching items, please follow these links: hat and mitts