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Home : Patterns : T-Strap Booties

Free Knitting Pattern: T-Strap Booties

Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend
Pattern #: 60088
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 10 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Newborn, 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.


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Lion® Cashmere Blend

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Lion® Cashmere Blend
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*Lion Cashmere Blend (Article #270). 72% Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere; package size: 1.50oz/40.00 gr. (84yds/71m) pull skeins

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T-Strap Booties

Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend


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


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.

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. **

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.

Place 3 sts from holder on needle, attach yarn and knit 15 (17, 19) rows. Bind off.

Work as for Left Bootie from * to **.

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

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.

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.

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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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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 10 reviews)
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T-Strap Booties Reviewed by Joan Beaudin on 2013-02-26 *****
I made these booties this afternoon. They were so easy to knit. The pattern was easy to follow. I am pleased with the results.
I used Lion Brand 4 ply yarn.

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