What does a knitter do when they have a baby shower on the weekend?
Pick up those needles and knit something for a baby!
I love knitting for babies...what knitter doesn't? The projects are small and finish quickly...quite satisfying. The baby patterns out there are just so gorgeous...I started knitting all because of Debbie Bliss' baby patterns.
I still buy her baby books...just in case there is a baby to knit for...none here, kitchen is closed;)
So, I came across the cutest baby booties on Ravelry.
Blue Steps baby booties.
Look what I knit up in one evening...
Yarn: Elann Devon in green and brown. This is listed as a sport weight, but I consider 4 ply. It is currently not available.
Adjustments: All I did was knit the sole in brown and the main part of the bootie in light green.
The contruction is brilliant. You start with a magic cast on. I purled the first row...ensuring the second set of stitches were worked through the back of the loop to put them on correctly. I did my increases on the knit rounds of the garter stitch sole. The increases are done at the toe and the heel...mine look ok but I would like to figure out a better increase for garter stitch.
I switched to the green once I started the brioche stitch. It looks great and it is so squishy.
This baby is going to love these on his feet!
The pattern is simple to knit...I actually knit the second one with out the pattern. I have bits of Devon left...more booties to come...just need some babies to knit for!