Ok so all of my friends are having babies (or having second – or third!! babies). Given my love of creating knitted objects, I’ve been looking around for easy projects, that are nice and quick. I decided that I would like to make some baby booties – and at the same time, try knitting in the round. I found in a Ravelry forum (linking to a post on Craftsy) this trick called the “Magic loop” method, which means you can knit little projects in the round, on your long circular needles.
And it looked so easy.
So, back on ravelry, I found this link to these super cute baby booties by Pickin’ and throwin’, designed to be knitted in the round on DPN. I just ignored that, and knitted using the magic loop. they were quick and very easy to knit. I used 8ply yarn, but misread the pattern and used 5mm needles (instead of size 5!). Oops. they were HUGE, especially compared to the little mittens I had already knit (how cute are they BTW??).
So, now armed with my 4mm circular needles…. I tried again. Just to note, remember to turn them inside out to complete your 3 needle bind off!
As you make lace holes in the pattern, the last thing I did was crochet a chain to have a “lace” through the booties. These were a MUCH better “baby” size. I gifted these to Luke, with the matching mittens.
When I was searching for the pattern for those booties above, I came across another awesome pattern, but it wasn’t knit in the round (seriously, Ravelry is amazing). I saved it, and came back to it later.
These booties do have a seam, but they are so quick and easy to do, I feel like the seam is an OK trade off! I really liked my green and grey colour scheme, for the new Dance baby (gender STILL unknown, due one week ago!). I followed the 0-3 month pattern as here at the moment in Australia, its way too hot to be wearing booties. Give him/her a few months and I’m sure they will be well loved down in Goulburn 🙂