Happy sunday to you all!
Bootie fever is almost over! I’ve been playing with the pattern for so long now I am no longer enchanted with these little elf booties so this pattern and tutorial comes just in time!!!!!!!! OK, thats a lie, I’m still enchanted with them.
Remember I told you in my last post that I had been playing around with a pattern from this link: http://hipknitized.blogspot.com/2009/10/these-cute-little-booties-are-made-from.html Do you all notice that I don’t know how to do that dinky little thing everyone else does where they link something with a word not the whole address? Does anyone want to share with me the key to that very cool magic trick? 🙂
Enough typing… on with the elf bootie pattern and tutorial. This is made for the learner knitters out there! A very basic beginner pattern which suits me fine, because although I have been knitting for a while now, I’m still completely intimidated by knitting somthing like a jersey!!!
I used size 5 needles and 8 ply wool. Cast on 38 stitches
Next row: Knit 2 together, knit 2 together, knit to end of row
Repeat for 3 rows
You should now have 30 stitches on the needle
knit 2 rows
Knit 2 together, knit to end of row
repeat next row
knit 2 rows
Now cast off 4 stitches on the next row, knit to end of row
repeat next row
knit 6 rows
Next row: increase 1, knit to end of row
repeat for 3 rows
Loosely cast off, leave a 30cm tail to sew up bootie.
Begin to sew by loosely threading needle down the side of the bootie:
Fold the bootie in half and begin to sew where you cast off the 4 stitches, sew along the 4 cast off stitches, then down the bootie. Match up knit rows together and sew around the edge. Sew from side to side, not over the top to make it neater… I don’t sew right around the end of the toe because it will lessen the length, just kind of skip it…
Give the knitting a good pull… make sure the toe is stretched out and not bunched up… pull the top corners out nicely… and turn inside out! Poke your finger down the end of the toe so it’s nice and long
I need to learn how to make teeny toadstools!
I hope that was easy to understand, if you try it out and get in a muddle, let me know so I can adjust the pattern!!!! And if you do try it out, please let me know how you get on!
So now bootie fever has ended, I’m open to begin some more projects! Actually, not really, my granny stripes scarf is still in the making… I’ve “WIP-ped” myself into a creative frenzy and I just don’t know what to make! Does anyone else do that?
I think it comes from too much blog-surfing and not enough hooking!
Thank you for popping in today!
Have a lovely rest of your day, from Alice and Raymond xx