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Jaden Knitted Baby Boots

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cblondinc3437447    September 13, 2014
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I understood it was a free pattern but can not find it Can anyone help me please

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richyvon2614405    Last response: December 18, 2013
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these are not new,i have been doing them since the 70s,and are old hat now,have given my pattern away to people as it was my mother in laws who died over 20 years ago

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EchoLin161286296    May 24, 2013
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how cute the baby shoes, like it

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Rountree1269054    April 23, 2013
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I just knitted these for my first grandchild. My daughter in law loved them so much she put them up on her facebook page. Now all her friends want a pair too! Simply fab little boots!

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paige1249989    February 13, 2013
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I don't knit (actually, I can knit a straight line, but even that's iffy) but I'd like to learn. Would this be a good project to start with or is it too complicated for a beginner? I do crochet a lot.

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Julie Taylor  March 29, 2013
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I think you would need quite a lot of help if you are an absolute beginner

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rosie1947  April 19, 2013
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I agree with Julie, I am an experienced knitter and I can decipher a pattern easily usually. This one had me stumped at first, but I mastered it eventually. No I do not think you should try this one straight off. There is a very simple pattern that is dead easy for beginners, very adaptable to variations once you have made a pair, All you need is 2 balls 8ply, pair of No 5 needles, cast on 25 stitches leaving a length of yarn to use later for sewing up., sl1, k11, make1, k1, make 1, k12. To make 1, knit into yarn between next 2 stitches. Row 2..sl 1, K10, Purl1, k3, P1, K 10, Does that add up, should be 2 extra stitches each increase row. row 3, as row 2 but keeping purls in line, increase 2 stitches making 5 between the two purls. row 4 K. row 5. increase in centre panel again as before making 7 stitches in panel, which you will find once you have sewn it all up that this forms the sole of the slipper. work 1 more knit row and one more increase row and you should have enough width by now for a small slipper, continue with garter stitch keeping purls in line as before, until you have approximately, 2 inches work. change pattern to k1, p1, for rest of desired length. To finish off, k2 tog across row, turn and work in keeping with the ribbing, k 2tog in this next row, break off yarn leaving enough to thread back through your stitches twice, you can now see the shape of the slipper. Fold your cast on row in half, sew this with the tail left at cast on, This forms the back of the foot. Then sew from the toe to the beginning of the rib. I make a little rope of the same yarn, add in white or some other contrasting colour, make pom poms and once you have threaded the rope through around the ankle section, make some little pom poms and sew to ends. These are very adaptable to any size, and it is also possible to cast on an extra 6/8 stitches at the start and once you have reached to front of the ankle, cast 3/4 stitches off at beginning of next two rows, to make a little cuff, looks like a boot. Very cute on little babies, Good luck. I hope that is clear. I just scribbled this down as I went along. Oh I just thought, I am in Australia, so I guess the yarn size should read DK?? and the needles I am not sure about. look up a conversion chart, I think Aus is similar to UK. Sorry about that bit.

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nanasheri    November 4, 2012
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Can't wait to make these "UGG" look booties for my twin grand-babies!

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BeBops    April 10, 2012
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Ooooh these are so cute. I can't use 10ply yarn for these can I? I don't knit myself but I'm buying yarn for my mum :)

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Julie Taylor  April 10, 2012
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They would knit up too big using 10 ply. If it was the largest size you needed you could try knitting the smallest size, but in 10 ply and hope it was roughly right, but personally I would stick to the 8 ply

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Mrispin84581    May 17, 2012
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Adorable

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ellymayel726247    May 24, 2012
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I like these little boots,just what I need for my doll.I must get them later on.

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Leah Will    May 29, 2012
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I love these boots! How difficult do you think it would be to alter the smallest pattern? I would like to try to make them to fit American Girl dolls. Their feet are 2 1/2 in. long.

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Julie Taylor  May 31, 2012
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If you used 4 ply (fingering weight) yarn and 3.25mm needles for the foot part as well as the cuff, and followed the smallest size, they would knit up smaller

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Leah Will  May 31, 2012
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Okay, thanks. :)

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Winstanswoolies    June 7, 2012
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I love these and am just starting the first purl row in shaping instep. However I've just found it really difficult to knit after the first 9 stitches as they're on different needles. Any tips? It's the first time I've used circular needles for this type of thing. Many thanks suzy

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joycemelnyk  June 9, 2012
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I kept the 9 instep stitches on a double point needle and then put the other stitches on two separate pieces of yarn. Much easier to knit then keeping them on a needle. I also used double point needles instead of the circular.

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knittingplug  July 26, 2012
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hi, i really dont get it.... do you leave the bootee pinned it's quite restricting....also i'm a non circular knitter and even using needle and yarn for holding i'm in a mess.........

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joanarche1179183  February 25, 2013
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You can knit about 15 sts before the work gets difficult to work on so pull the thin plastic part of the circular need through and this will give you more movement also after working about three rows in the boot part of the pattern you can change to straight needles

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Sal2B1    June 14, 2012
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I must be doing something wrong but I can't get the button holes right. After I cast off 2 stitches the yarn is on the wrong side of the hole to continue knitting. Any suggestions? I've never done button holes before.

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Julie Taylor  June 21, 2012
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There is a good You Tube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNNqXQTIFfY

which shows you just how to make the buttonhole. it's on stockinette rather than rib, but the principal is just the same.

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Sal2B1  June 25, 2012
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Thanks Julie, that helped lots!

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moneof10    June 24, 2012
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I am assuming that you are doubling the four ply yarn to make it eight ply, Since it states up to 50 grams I am hoping that is the doubled yarn amount. As a fairly new knitter I hope I am not taking on more then I can chew, because I love these Baby Boots and I think my Grandson would look so cool in them this fall and winter. Have lots of time to get them completed.

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Julie Taylor  July 21, 2012
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The pattern call for 8 ply/double knit yarn. The reason a previous reader was talking about 4 ply was because she wanted to make them to fit a doll.

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Country Knitter  August 5, 2012
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Does this mean that you are doubling the DK yarn to make an 8 ply or are you using one strand of DK yarn (which I thought was 4 ply) throughout the pattern?

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Julie Taylor  August 25, 2012
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One strand of double knit throughout. 4ply is a lighter weight yarn than double knit

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Tammy McNaught    July 4, 2012
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Hi Julie:
I was wondering what yarn you used for these boots? I love the looke and color.

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Julie Taylor  July 21, 2012
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I used Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk Double Knit - a bit expensive, but beautiful to work with!

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JaneKS  October 1, 2012
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And was the color Pebble?

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auntiem7128    July 11, 2012
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Could you place online this pattern for adults? I have an aunt in a nursing home that could use these...

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Julie Taylor  July 21, 2012
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I've had a few requests for adult sizes... I'm working on it!

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kimberlyt890456  December 16, 2012
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An adult sized pattern would be great! I've made a few pairs for new babies and almost every mom has said they would wear them! Looking forward to the adult sized pattern too.

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knittingplug    August 2, 2012
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hi, i really dont get it.... do you leave the bootee pinned it's quite restricting....also i'm a non circular knitter and even using needle and yarn for holding i'm in a mess.........

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Julie Taylor  August 4, 2012
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Hi, You use the circular needle to allow you to knit around the curve, but you still knit back and forth as you would on two needles. There is extra info with lots of photos of this stage of the boot on my blog here: http://mackandmabel.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/help-with-jaden-boots-pattern.html

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shelleyred  December 29, 2012
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Looking at your blog was a HUGE help to me. The step where you connect past the button holes was very confusing. I am a beginning/intermediate knitter, and my biggest problem is filling in the blanks with patterns, so thanks for posting these extra instructions.

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Country Knitter    August 5, 2012
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I love these little boots and just ordered the pattern but am confused about 2 things (so far):

1) do i use 2 strands of DK yarn in the pattern (for 8 ply) or do i use
1 strand of DK yarn (i thought that 1 strand was 4 ply)?

2) I am knitting for a 3-6 mo. I do not understand how to construct the 2nd row: is it SL1, K1, P2, K2, P2 OR K2, P2 the entire row
the comma before the brackets is confusing me.

Thanks for you help!

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Country Knitter  August 18, 2012
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nevermind. I figured this out.
1) 1 strand of DK IS 8 ply
2) the parenthesis in these directions are meaning the same as asterisks that I am use to seeing in other patterns.

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