Grey booties with a bit of flair. Shown in Bernat Softee Baby.View Printer Friendly PDF
To fit infant: 3 (6-12) mos
Bernat® Softee Baby (140 g/5 oz; 331 m/362 yds)
Main Color (MC) (30044 Flannel) 1 ball
Contrast A (02001 Pink) or (02002 Pale Blue) or (02000 White) 1 ball
Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking stitch.
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
Booties (make 2 alike)
Sole: With A, cast on 31 (35-39) sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: K1. M1. K14 (16-18). M1. K1. M1. K14 (16-18). M1. K1. 35 (39-43) sts.
3rd and alt rows: Knit.
4th row: K1. M1. K16 (18-20). M1. K1. M1. K16 (18-20). M1. K1. 39 (43-47) sts.
6th row: K1. M1. K18 (19-22). M1. K1. M1. K18 (20-22). M1. K1. 43 (47-51) sts. 7th to 9th rows: Knit. Break A.
With MC, work 12 (14-16) rows garter st (knit every row).
Shape foot: 1st row: (RS). K11. ssk. K6 (8-10). ssk. K1. K2tog. K6 (8-10). K2tog. K11. 39 (43-47) sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K11. ssk. K4 (6-8). ssk. K1. K2tog. K4 (6-8). K2tog. K11. 35 (39-43) sts.
5th row: K11. ssk. K2 (4-6). ssk. K1. K2tog. K2 (4-6). K2tog. K11. 31 (35-39) sts.
7th row: K11. ssk. K0 (2-4). ssk. K1. K2tog. K0 (2-4). K2tog. K11. 27 (31-35) sts.
Beg with a purl row, work 5 (7-9) rows stocking st, dec 1 st at center of last row. 26 (30-34) sts.
Cuff: 1st row: (RS). K1. *P2. K2. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Rep last until Cuff measures 2 (2¼ - 2½) in [5 (5.5 - 6) cm] ending with a RS row.
Cast off loosely in ribbing.
Sew bottom and back seam, reversing seam half way through ribbing for fold back cuff.
Pom-pom: (make 2). Wind A around 2 fingers approx 40 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Attach one pom-pom to each Bootie as seen in picture.