Sunday, June 6, 2010

Free Pattern Sunday

We wanted to share with you another one of our favorite shop patterns. The Angora Baby Booties! These are such fun to knit with Malabrigo's Angora yarn. It seems like lots of folk are getting ready for a new baby or have just had a baby. These make ideal gifts for knitters of all skill levels.


Angora Baby Booties
1 skein Malabrigo Angora
Size 7 needles
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
P2tog = purl 2 stitches together
k2tog-tbl = knit 2 stitches together through
the back of loop
p2tog-tbl = purl 2 stitches together through
the back of loop
Yo = yarn over
Pm = place stitch marker
Sm = slip stitch marker

Cast on 25 (29, 33, 35)

K8 (10, 10, 12) rows.

Begin Decreases:
K10 (12, 14, 15), K2tog, Pm, K1, Pm,

K2tog-tbl, K10 (12, 14, 15).

P9 (11, 13, 14), P2tog-tbl, Sm, P1, Sm, P2tog, P9 (11, 13, 14).

Remembering to slip st markers as you
come to them, continue decrease pattern
until 17 (19, 21, 23) stitches remain.

Optional Eyelet Row:
Knit all stitches.

Small: P1, Yo, [P1, P2tog, Yo] x2, P3, [Yo, P2tog, P1] x2, Yo, P1. (19 sts)

Medium: P2tog, Yo, [P1, P2tog, Yo] x2, P3, [Yo, P2tog, P1] x2, Yo, P2tog. (19 sts)

Large: P2tog, Yo, [P1, P2tog, Yo] x2, P5, [Yo, P2tog, P1] x2, Yo, P2tog. (21 sts)

X-Large: P2, Yo, [P1, P2tog, Yo] x2, P5, [Yo, P2tog, P1] x2, Yo, P2. (23 sts)

Knit all stitches.

Ribbed Cuff:
(For a tidy rib edge, slip 1st stitch of every

K1, P1; repeat across all stitches.

Continue in established rib pattern, knitting the knits and purling the purls, for total of 8
(10, 12, 12) rows. If you did not knit eyelet row, continue for two extra rows.

Loosely, bind off in rib pattern.
Sew back and bottom of bootie. Whipstitch works well for seaming booties, as it leaves a flat seam.

Cut about 100” of yarn. Double it and tie one knot at each end. Insert a needle (or pencil) into each knot. Holding one needle stationary, turn other needle clockwise, until a tight twist has been made. Keep strands taught, fold in half, allowing cord to twist onto itself. Untie knots. Tie new knots 1 1/2” from edge, cut ends. Thread one end with tapestry needle and bring up through knots, repeat on all ends. Cut loops. Repeat at other end of cord.

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