Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Simple Garter Stitch Booties
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern Number: 81064AD Your baby will love these classic booties.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Fits most babies from birth up to 9 months.

PUBLISHED IN: Jo-Ann


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

840-106 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Little Boy Blue

Medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
strip of cardboard 1 in. wide (for tassel)
GAUGE:
17 sts + 32 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



BOOTIES (make 2)
Cast on 24 stitches.


Work in Garter st (knit every row) for a total of 34 rows.


Next Row (shape toe): (K2tog) across row - 12 sts.


Next Row: Knit.


Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle, then thread one at a time through all 12 sts.

Pull tail to gather sts together.

Knot yarn to secure.

With same yarn, sew open edges of Bootie together from toe to within 2 1/2 in.

(6.25 cm) of opposite end of Bootie.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Thread large-eyed blunt needle and sew remaining end of Booties for back seam.


DRAWSTRINGS
For drawstring, cut two 18 in.

(45.75 cm) strands of yarn.

Thread one strand into large-eyed blunt needle and weave through top edge of each Bootie, beginning and ending at front of Bootie.

(This will allow you to loosen and tighten top of Bootie).


Tassels (make 4)
1. Wrap a strand of yarn around cardboard 10 times.


2. Cut yarn leading from ball.

Cut a 4 in.

(10 cm) length of yarn, thread through top of tassel and tie tightly.

Cut yarn strands at other end of tassel open and remove cardboard.

3. Cut a 6 in.

(15.25 cm) length of yarn and wrap around tassel tightly several times at midpoint.

Weave yarn ends into Tassel.

Tie Tassels to ends of drawstring.

Tie drawstring into bows.


Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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