Marilyn's Baby Booties
Designed by Marilyn Stevens, copyright Aug, 2003
Marilyn designed these darling booties to go with the
Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman
worsted weight yarn to match your main color, and any strip color that you
would like to use. Feel free
to add stripes wherever you would like them.
Size 5 (US) needles or whatever size gives you a 3 /12" to 4" bootie.
If you are knitting a larger BSJ you may need to go to a size 8 or 9.
S,K2,Psso -- slip next stitch
purlwise, knit next 2 stitches together, pass
slipped stitch over.
(Yep, just like the double decrease in the Baby
Leave a long enough tail that you can tuck it in easily when finished. Make
a slip knot and using the
thumb loop cast on, cast on a total of 31 stitches
(loosely) on the needle.
Row 1 - K 31, turn.
Row 2 - K 15, (S,K2,Psso),
K 13, turn.
Row 3 - K 29, turn.
Row 4 - K 14, (S,K2,Psso), K 12, turn.
Row 5 - K 27, turn.
Row 6 - K 13, (S,K2,Psso),
K 11, turn.
Row 7 - K 25, turn.
Row 8 - K 12, (S,K2,Psso). K 10, turn.
Row 9 - K 23, turn.
Row 10 - K 11, (S,K2,Psso),
K 9, turn.
Row 11 - K 21, turn.
Row 12 - K 10, (S,K2,Psso), K 8, turn.
Bind off, cut yarn, leaving long enough tail
to weave in easily.
Leaving a long enough tail to weave in easily, join beside tail of cast on
row, and pick up
a total of 31 stitches along the cast on. Work rows 1-12 and
bind off, leaving a long enough tail to either crochet the
bound off rows
together or sew them together neatly. Gather all toe stitches together, and secure
tightly. Weave in
all tails and fold down cuff. Now make another one to
Gail's adaptation: (I'm too lazy to break off
and re-pick up the 31 stitches on the cast on edge. I came up with a way to work it from one half of the front to the other
Cast on 19:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K 10 , M1, K1, M1, K 8
Row 3: Knit 21
Row 4: Knit 11, M1, K1, M1, K 9
Row 5: Knit 23
Row 6: Knit 12, M1, K1, M1, Knit 10
Row 7: Knit 25
Row 8: Knit 13 , M1, K1, M1, K 11
Row 9: Knit 27
Row 10: Knit 14, M1, K1, M1, K 12
Row 11: Knit 29
Row 12: K 15, M1, K`1, M1, K 13
Row 13, 14, 15 : Knit
You are now at the middle of the back. Finish bootie by knitting Rows 1 to 12 on Marilyn's pattern and bind off as if to
purl. Sew up you front seam. I left a little over an inch at the top unsewn for my cuff.