Oh! Baby Baby Booties

Oh Baby! Bootie

Newborn to 3 months

These are fast & easy to knit - try using variegated yarn or use up your dk yarn stash for really unique booties
1 ball DK baby yarn
1 set of 4 dpn needles size 3 1/2 mm
tapestry needle

24 sts = 4" (10cm) over garter st using 3 1/2 mm needles

SK2P - slip 1 stitch, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over.

Cast on 15 sts and work in garter st for 5".  Bind off.
Along one long edge, pick up and k 30 sts.
Work in garter st for 10 rows.  Cut yarn.

Next row (RS) place first and last 10 sts on a holder and work 11 rows in garter st on center 10 sts.  Cut yarn.

Next row (RS) work 10 sts from right holder, pick up and k 7 sts along side of instep,
work center 10 sts on needle, pick up and k 7 sts along other side of instep, work 10 sts from
left holder - 44 sts.

Knit next row, inc. 1 st each side of center 10 sts - 46 sts.

Continue in garter st for 10 rows.

Next row (RS) k3, SK2P, K11, K3 tog, K6, SK2P, K11 K3tog, k4 - 38 sts

K 1 row.

Next row (RS) k2, SK2P, k9, K3tog, k4, SK2P, k9, K3tog, K2 -30 sts

K 1 row.

Next row (RS) K1, SK2P, k7, k3tog, k1, SK2P, K7, K3tog, K2 - 22 sts

K 2 rows.  Divide sts on two needles and weave sts together.

Sew back seam, reversing seam at cuff.  Weave in all ends.
Turn down cuff.

Copyright 1997-2001 Judy Nemish, Double Diamond Knits http://members.rogers.com/doublediamonds
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