Five words I never thought I would say: ‘I’ve made a knitting pattern.’ Well, two patterns because after making one for double knit yarn, I found some nice aran wool in my stash so I made another for that wool. I’m not really sure why I decided on baby booties, except they are small and it made a change to see something knit up quickly – and they are cute!
They are shaped like small envelopes so I have given them the name ‘Maylyer’ which is the Cornish word for envelope. They have knitted button loops and buttons to keep them on little feet.
My baby booties patterns are available in printed form and as a PDF at Bramble Patch Designs. I knitted up a few pairs as well which can also be found in my shop. I got a bit carried away here and have knitted them in a variety of yarns from organic naturally dyed cotton, to extra fine super soft merino, to an alpaca and silk mix yarn in cream which knitted up really light and fluffy like a little cloud. Mostly I have used wooden buttons but the alpaca and silk baby booties have oval shaped mother of pearl buttons. I think they are easy to knit and very quick to do (compared to knitting a cardigan for myself) even for someone who has only just started to learn to knit.
I’m now thinking about other baby booties I could knit; some baby Ugs or ballerina shoes would be nice, and I have an idea for a sewing pattern for some fabric ones.