Happy New Year everyone! I hope the holidays were wonderful and not too stressful. I have been taking a break from the never pleasant chores of putting all the Christmas trimmings away - and questioning my sanity as I do every year - to experiment with something new.
These are my very first ever pair of baby booties!!! Yes, I am rather pleased. And these little guys are so cute I am already thinking about adapting the pattern for a pair for myself.
The two rows of knit, two rows of purl gives you a lovely soft and bulky ridged result that should both fit snugly and stretch easily for the growing foot. While I have never been one to be very caught up by baby things, I must say that holding these little guys in the palm of my hand solicited a surprising "ooooh". They are super cute and I give this pattern 5 stars.
They're done on 3.25 mm needles and I find they work best with the thinner baby wools, but a sport weight will produce a good size for a toddler. You can find the pattern at Knitting-Crochet.com. As a good newborn baby bootie, no doubt they would also look cute with ribbon or other embellishments. Soo many possibilities with a lovely simple pattern. You can imagine them striped can't you?