Anybody know of a SIMPLE pattern for baby booties OR the no-scratch hand mitts? Preferrably online, a free pattern would be nice...
I've got lots of extra yarn from my hat and wanted to make something to match it.
Remember I'm just beginning so it has to be simple
Socks really are just as good as booties too!
The first pair you make may seem tricky, but you'll love the result. You can't imagine you are doing things right...but then magically a booty materializes! Have fun!
Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat
I agree. Booties look strange, like they coudln't possible become somethign of use until you are close to done. I'm not sure of a good beginner bootie recommendation pattern for free, but there is one in a book i have...GREAT for beginners that want to knit baby things:
I actually learned how to knit using this book...and the projects are beautiful. There are two baby bootie patterns. A beginner pair, and a slightly more advanced pair. There is also a thumbless mitten pattern, as well as mittens with thumbs.
So if you ever feel like springing for a book, i totally recommend this book for beginners lookign to knit baby items!
Cecilia Marie 1/10/10
Photo By Anne Schmidt Photography
My computer is being a dork. I cant insert a link. Probably needs a reboot. But if you look at ravelery or knitty.com there are real cute easy patterns online. THen knitting daily has some too.
i am doing the T strap booties on this link. halfway down the page. register and the pattern is free.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 9 mos
Finished Sole 3 (3½, 4) in. [7.5 (9, 10) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
Lion Brand® Lion Cashmere Blend
18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Garter st (knit every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.
sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over—2 sts decreased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.
*Beg at center of sole, cast on 24 (28, 32) sts.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: P 10 (12, 14), (m1, p 1) 4 times, m1, p 10 (12, 14) – 29 (33, 37) sts.
Row 4: Cast on 2 sts, knit to end of row.
Row 5: Cast on 2 sts, purl to end of row – 33 (37, 41) sts.
Knit 4 (6, 6) rows.
Row 1: K 11 (13, 15), ssk, k 7, k2tog, k 11 (13, 15) – 31 (35, 39) sts.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K 11 (13, 15), ssk, k 1, sk2p, k 1, k2tog, k 11 (13, 15) – 27 (31, 35) sts.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: K 6 (7, and sl to a holder for button tab, bind off next 6 (7, sts, k 2, sl last 3 sts from right hand needle to holder for t-strap, bind off next 6 (7, sts, knit to end of row. **
Continuing on last 6 (7, sts, k 6 (7, , cast on 10 (12, 14) sts for strap. Turn.
Next Row: Ssk, yo (buttonhole), knit to end of row.
Sl 6 (7, sts from holder back to needle and k 2 rows. Bind off.
Place 3 sts from holder on needle, attach yarn and knit 15 (17, 19) rows. Bind off.
Work as for Left Bootie from * to **.
Continuing on last 6 (7, sts, k 2 rows. Bind off.
Cast 10 (12, 14) sts onto empty needle, with same needle k across 6 (7, sts from holder.
Next Row: K to last 2 sts, yo, k2 tog (buttonhole).
Work T-Strap as for Left Bootie.
Seam cast on edges together for center of sole. Sew back seam and seam at base of heel. Fold ¾ in. [2 cm] of T-Strap to wrong side and sew in place. Thread strap through T-strap loop. Sew button onto side of Bootie.