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  • "Ugg" Booties
  • From "Knitty Gritty"
    episode DKNG-110

    PHOTO

    These boots are made for ... crawlin'!
    Are you thinking that a pair a baby booties may be just a little too advanced for your knitting skills at this stage? Well, don't give it another thought -- these boots are knit in one piece, beginning at the soles. And shaping is no problem either: Candi Jensen has created a pattern that makes knitting insteps a breeze! In no time at all, that special baby in your life will be showing off a new pair of furry-trimmed "suede" boots that will make her the envy of the crib crowd!




    Sizes: 3-6 (9-12) months.

    Materials
    Yarn: Suede by Berroco (100 percent nylon, 1-3/4 oz/50g ball, 120 yds: 1 ball #3714 "Hopalong Cassidy" (main color); 1 ball #3714 "Wild Bill" (sole color)
    Plush by Berroco (100 percent nylon, 1-3/4 oz/50g ball, 90 yds): 1 ball #1901 Crema (finishing) One pair sizes 4 and 5 straight needles (or size to obtain gauge for smaller siz), and 1 pair size 5 and 6 straight needles (or size to obtain gauge for larger size)
    Other Supplies: large-eye yarn needle; row counter (optional)

    Gauge: 24 stitches = 4" (10cm) in st st using size 5 for smaller size; 21 stitches = 4" (10cm) in st st using size 6 for larger size.

    Note: Directions are the same for both sizes. For the smaller size use the size 4 and 5 needles; to make the larger size use size 5 and 6 needles.

    Stitches Used in This Pattern
    K – knit
    P – purl
    St st – stockinette stitch, knit 1 row, purl the next row
    Yf – yarn forward (increase)
    P2 tog – purl 2 stitches together (decrease)
    SKP – slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped stitch over knit

    To Begin
    With smaller needles and Wild Bill cast on 26 stitches and knit 1 row.

    Row 1: k1, yf, k11, [yf, k1] twice, yf, k11, yf, k1.
    Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: knit (when you reach the yf knit in the back of the stitch).
    Row 3: k2, yf, k11, yf, k2, yf, k3, yf, k11, yf, k2.
    Row 5: k3, yf, k11, [yf, k4] twice, yf, k11, yf, k3.
    Row 7: k4, yf, k11, yf, k5, yf, k6, yf, k11, yf, k4
    Row 9: k5, yf, k11, [yf, k7] twice, yf, k11, yf, k5.

    Next
    Change to larger needles and Hopalong Cassidy.
    Rows 11,13,15,17: knit.
    Rows 12,14,16,18: purl.


    PHOTO

    Shaping the instep (to see a step-by-step demo, click on the video link below) ...
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    Shape Instep
    Row 1: k 29, SKP, turn.
    Row 2: sl 1, p 7, p 2 tog, turn.
    Row 3: sl 1, k7, SKP, turn.
    Rows 4 –13: repeat rows 2 and 3 five times.
    Row 14: repeat row 2.
    Row 15: sl 1, k7, SKP, knit to the end of the row.
    Row 16: p 21, p 2 tog, purl to the end of the row (35 stitches).

    Next
    Work in st st (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) for 2", ending with a purl row.

    Then
    Change to Plush and work 2 rows knit, then bind off in knit.

    Finishing
    With Plush weave yarn under and over the stitches on sides of booties and over the instep. Sew bottom seam of booties and back seam.

    Knit Bit: Would you believe that there are about a hundred yards of yarn in a pair of baby booties? That's about the length of a football field!


    RESOURCES:
    "Suede" Yarn
    Suggested retail price: $$8.85
    3714 Hopalong Cassidy (main color)
    3717 Wild Bill Hickock (soles)
    Berroco Inc.
    Uxbridge, MA 01569-0367
    Phone: 508-278-2527
    Email: info@berroco.com
    Check Website for local retailers.
    URL: www.berroco.com

    "Plush" Yarn
    Suggested retail price: $8.50
    Hat and boots accent: 1901 White
    Berroco Inc.
    Uxbridge, MA 01569-0367
    Phone: 508-278-2527
    Email: info@berroco.com
    Check Website for local retailers.
    URL: www.berroco.com

    Candy Tots
    By Candi Jensen
    2003, Sixth&Spring; Books


    GUESTS:
    Candi Jensen
    c/o SoHo Publishing
    E-mail: michelle@sohopublishingco.com

    Jonelle Raffino
    c/o South West Trading Company
    E-mail: swfiber@cox.net

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