Wednesday, July 21, 2010

KNITTING - Baby Ugg Boots

These baby booties are adorable and so easy to knit. Every baby needs a pair of Ugg Boots!

0-6 months

Light worsted weight yarn in main color and contrasting color
Size 8 US (5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

21 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm)

Bootie is knit all in one piece with a seam along the back of the leg and down the middle of the sole of the foot. The sole is knit in garter stitch (knit every row); the rest of the bootie is knit in Stockinette stitch (knit RS, purl WS).

With main color, CO 22 sts. Knit one row.
Row 1 (RS): k1, yo, k9, yo, k2, yo, k9, yo, k1
Row 2 and all subsequent WS Rows: knit all stitches, but knit the yarn over twisted, i.e. into the back loop of the yarn over
Row 3: k2, yo, k9, yo, k2, yo, k2, yo, k9, yo, k2
Row 5: k3, yo, k9, yo, k7, yo, k9, yo, k3
Row 7: k4, yo, k9, yo, k5, yo, k4, yo, k9, yo, k4
Row 9: k5, yo, k9, yo, k6, yo, k6, yo, k9, yo, k5
After Row 10, continue in St st for 8 more rows.

Row 1: k26, ssk, turn work (ignore the remaining stitches on the needle for now)
Row 2: sl1, p7, p2tog, turn work (again ignore any remaining stitches)
Row 3: sl1, k7, ssk, turn
Row 4: sl1, p7, p2tog, turn
Rows 5-12: Rep Rows 3 and 4 four more times.
Row 13: sl1, k7, ssk, knit to end of row, turn
Row 14: p19, p2tog, p to end of row
Work 2 " (5 cm) of stockinette across all sts.
Change to contrasting color and knit 2 rows (garter stitch).
BO knit wise.

Sew back seam using mattress stitch.
With contrasting color, make a fake stitch line down the "side seams" and across the instep to imitate Ugg Boots.

©Jennifer Gontier. Visit her blog HipKnitIzed: Knitting On The Edge

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