COTTON WOOL BOOTIES

Cotton Wool Booties Project

LEVEL: EASY

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • Bella Baby Cotton Wool 8ply 50g x 1 ball 1st Colour (C1) and 1 ball 2nd Colour (C2).
  • 1 pair 3.25mm knitting needles, or size required to give correct tension.
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure.
  • 4 small buttons (if desired).

INSTRUCTIONS

BOOTIES (MAKE 2)

Beg sole - Using 3.25mm needles and C1, cast on 13 sts.
1st row (RS) - Knit.
2nd row - Purl.
3rd row - K1, inc in next st, knit to last 2 sts, inc in next st, K1. Rep 2nd and 3rd rows once more ... 17 sts. Work 25 rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.

BOOTIES (MAKE 2)

Beg sole - Using 3.25mm needles and C1, cast on 13 sts.
1st row (RS) - Knit.
2nd row - Purl.
3rd row K1, inc in next st, knit to last 2 sts, inc in next st, K1. Rep 2nd and 3rd rows once more ... 17 sts. Work 25 rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.
Next row - K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
Next row - Purl. Rep last 2 rows once more ... 13 sts.
Next row - Knit.
Next row - Purl.
Next row - K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 ... 11 sts.
Next row Purl. Beg sides and top - Cast on 23 sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 57 sts.
Next row - K1, inc in next st, knit to last 2 sts, inc in next st, K1 ... 59 sts.
Next row Purl. Rep last 2 rows once more ... 61 sts.
Next row - K25, sl 1, K1, psso, K7, K2tog, K25 ... 59 sts. Work 3 rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.
Next row - K25, sl 1, K1, psso, K5, K2tog, K25 ... 57 sts.
Next row - Purl.
Next row - K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 ... 55 sts.
Next row - Purl.
Next row - K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K21, sl 1, K1, psso, K3, K2tog, K21, K2tog, K1 ... 51 sts.
Next row - Purl. Break off C1. Using C2, Knit 4 rows garter st (every row knit). Cast off loosely knitways.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Overlap one side over the other side at front, then slip st neatly to the sole, sewing through both thicknesses at toe end. For the other bootie overlap in the opposite direction. If desired, sew 2 buttons on each bootie along C2 edge at front as pictured.

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