My version of Babystovler »
InstructionsI used kitchener stitch to attach last contrast row to body of bootie. Also used kitchener stitch to seam under foot, avoiding bulky seams for baby's feet.
Type of item: Clothing
8 ply wool & 2 wooden buttons
What was your inspiration?
The hat was based on another ravelry pattern:
In this baby beanie pattern the decreases are made on the first row of white, which is a knit row.
I knitted 5 rows dark then purled 5 rows light so as to match bootie. I decreased on the first (of 5) dark knit rows.
I also used Patons bluebell (5ply) wool and size 3mm needles as I am a loose knitter using continental method.
As a result of using 5 ply wool, booties look the right size for a newborn. I found WONDERFUL buttons which simply HAD to go on these booties.
What are you most proud of?
I like the way the beanie, booties and buttons co-ordinate so well together.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be careful not to tangle the unused wool with the colour you are currently knitting with. If it crosses over it will be visible on the right side of the hat.