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T-Strap Booties
Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend
Pattern Number: 60088 These simple mary jane style slippers / shoes keep little toes warm in style!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Newborn, 3-6 mos, 9 mos
Finished Sole 3 (3 1/4, 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.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

270-098 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Cream (DISCONTINUED) Soft natural cream
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Garter st (knit every row). 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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
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.


INSTRUCTIONS



LEFT BOOTIE
*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.



Shape Top
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, 8) and sl to a holder for button tab, bind off next 6 (7, 8) sts, k 2, sl last 3 sts from right hand needle to holder for t-strap, bind off next 6 (7, 8) sts, knit to end of row.

**

Strap
Continuing on last 6 (7, 8) sts, k 6 (7, 8), cast on 10 (12, 14) sts for strap.

Turn.
Next Row: Ssk, yo (buttonhole), knit to end of row.
Bind off.



Button Tab
Sl 6 (7, 8) sts from holder back to needle and k 2 rows.

Bind off.



T-Strap
Place 3 sts from holder on needle, attach yarn and knit 15 (17, 19) rows.

Bind off.



RIGHT BOOTIE
Work as for Left Bootie from * to **.



Button Tab
Continuing on last 6 (7, 8) sts, k 2 rows.

Bind off.



Strap
Cast 10 (12, 14) sts onto empty needle, with same needle k across 6 (7, 8) sts from holder.
Next Row: K to last 2 sts, yo, k2 tog (buttonhole).
Bind off.



Work T-Strap as for Left Bootie.



FINISHING
Seam cast on edges together for center of sole.

Sew back seam and seam at base of heel.

Fold 3/4 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.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
M1 = make 1
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk2p = Slip 1, k2tog, pass sl st over
ssk = slip, slip, knit
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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