Baby Bootees: A Loom Knit Pattern
February 02, 2009
I want to say a huge thank you for the donations that have been made to the MS society. You guys are wonderful! In just one weekend, we have gathered $135. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
To show you my appreciations, here is another freebie pattern. These are just so cute--tiny little things and they work up so fast. They will make a great present to a Mommy and baby. Note, I have only used the yarn that I provided below and with gauge provided, if you substitute yarn, the size will vary.
Again, thank you for your donations!
Yarn: 50 yards of Bulky Weight yarn (Weight 6). Sample was knit using KnitPicks Swish in Honey Dew
Loom: Pink Long Loom by Provo Craft and 1 Loom Clip by Provo Craft
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 size 8 double pointed needles
Gauge: 3.5sts and 4.5rows=1 in stockinette stitch
k=knit (in knit stitch or flat stitch) not e-wrap
Wrap =Lift the loop off the peg. Hold it with your fingertips. Take working yarn to the inside of the loom and e-wrap the peg. Place the loop back on the peg.
Prepare loom: Insert Loom Clip in the Long Loom to have a circle with 16 pegs.
Cast on 16sts, join to work in the round.
Rnd 1-9: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.
Rnd 10: k
Rnd 11-20: *p2, k2; rep from * to the end of rnd
**Short Row Shaping for Heel-(knitted as a flat panel on 8 pegs)
Knit from peg 1-7. Wrap and turn on peg 8.
Knit from peg 7 to peg 2. Wrap peg 1.
Knit from peg 2 to peg 6. Wrap peg 7.
Knit from peg 6 to peg 3. Wrap peg 2.
Reverse Short Row Shaping for Heel
Knit from peg 3 to peg 7. (Lift both loops on peg 7 as one.)
Knit from peg 7 to peg 2. (Lift both loops on peg 2 as one.)
Knit from peg 2 to peg 8. (Lift both loops on peg 8 as one.)
Knit from peg 8 to peg 1. (Lift both loops on peg 1 as one.)**
FOOT--knitted in the round
Work in the round in knit stitch until foot measures 3 inches from back of heel.
Repeat instructions from ** to **
Place stitches from pegs 8-1 on one double pointed needle
Place stitches from pegs 16-9 on the second double pointed needle.
Graft the stitches with the kitchener stitch.
Fold down the cuff--the row of knit stitch will help to provide a nice fold
Isela, Thank you so much for the help! I am going to start tonight as soon as the kids are in bed. I can't wait to try it, and I am so thankful for friendly, helpful and talented people like you! Thank you so so much! Kim :)
Posted by: Kim C. | September 14, 2009 at 09:25 PM
Well, if you were to get the same Knit Gauge that I got of 3.5sts per inch, and let's say the toddler's foot was about 6 inches in circumference. You will then need to use 6 (circumference of foot) x 3.5 (gauge)=21stitches. I would make it a nice even number and do 20stitches. Then I would measure the child's food from tip of big toe to the heel. Then I would subtract the heel length, about 1/2 inch from the measurement and 1/2 inch for the toe too. I would cast on 20stitches, knit the cuff, then knit the heel (using 10stitches), knit the length of the foot minus the inch from the heel and toe shaping, then I would knit the toe. Bind off with the Kitchener stitch and you are set.
Hope this helps to start you in the right direction!
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Posted by: Isela | September 14, 2009 at 07:40 PM
Hi, I saw this pattern on a different site, and am very excited to try it. I just purchased the long looms today. So I am wondering how you would adjust the size to fit toddler feet? Can you help me with this? Thanks so much! These are such cute socks, and I can't wait to try them.
Posted by: Kim | September 14, 2009 at 06:13 PM
hi love your site love your patterns was wondering if you have a pattern socks Im new at this and I wanted to make a simple tube sock I order the wonder knitting loom and I have the kniffty knitter do you have a simple pattern let me thanks alot Debora
Posted by: Debora | March 07, 2009 at 09:57 PM
Hi! I'm very-very interested in a Video, if and when you create one. Count me in!! Whooohooo! I've been looking forward to having your Awesome Instrucutions on a DVD.
Posted by: Estelita Robinson | March 06, 2009 at 06:42 PM
HI! I need major help with the classic cable scarf pattern I bought from you last week... I have tried everything to get those cables crossed! I used all types of yarn, wraped very loosely and nothing works. Do you have any suggestions? I really want to make it. BTW, I'm was using the yellow knifty knitter loom...I even tried the little pink one....HELP!!!!!!
Posted by: Mari J | February 04, 2009 at 01:53 PM
Thanks Isela, these are darling! Us grannies love to make things like this for our grandies.
Posted by: Cindy Mott | February 03, 2009 at 10:25 AM
Thank you - these look very sweet. Great job raising money for MS.
Posted by: Marianne | February 02, 2009 at 08:11 PM
Aw, precious booties, Isela. Thanks for the gift. :)
Posted by: Robin McCoy | February 02, 2009 at 07:17 PM
Very cute :)
Congrats on the amount you've been able to raise for MS. Way to go!
Posted by: Jenny | February 02, 2009 at 06:35 PM