Friday, February 20, 2015

Hot Pink Baby Booties

Here's a basic pattern for baby booties.  Fits Newborn to 3-mons.

 Booties, no cuff.  Seed Stitch pattern & Stocknette.


Booties, cuffed.

Size 5 DPNs. Cast on 24 sts. loosely. Newborn size. For 3-mons. to 6-mons. size, use Size 7 needles.

Divide sts on 3 dpns as follows:
N1: 6 heel sts
N2: 12 instep sts
N3: 6 heel sts. Join.

Cuff Pattern:

Ribbing K2, P2. for 12 Rnds.

 Leg Pattern:  or work plain (stockinette)

Pattern:
Rnd. 1: k1, p1
Rnd. 2: k
Rnd. 3: p1, k1
Rnd. 4: k

Work in leg pattern stitch for 12 rnds. Complete sts on N2. Stop. 3” total from the cast on edge.

Heel Flap with Heel Stitch:


Slip N3 sts onto N1. 12 sts
With RS facing,work back and forth as follows:
Rw 1: Sl 1 purlwise, k1. Repeat from to end.
Rw 2: Sl 1 purlwise, p to end.
Repeat these 2 rows until 10 rows are complete. 1”

SSK:  (Slip, slip, knit)  http://knitting.about.com/od/knittingglossary/g/slip-slip-knit.htm

Turn Heel:
Note: Sl 1 = slip 1 purlwise
Round Heel
Rw 1: (RS) K 7, ssk, k1. Turn.
Rw 2: (WS) Sl 1, p 3, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Rw 3: (RS) Sl 1, k 4, ssk, k1. Turn.
Rw 4: (WS) Sl 1, p 5, p2tog, p1. Turn.
8 sts remain.

Work 4 sts. Beg. of Round.

Heel Gusset:

With a free needle, knit remaining 4 heel sts. N1
Continuing with the same needle, pick up 5 sts along the side of the heel.
Pick up and knit a st from row below the first instep st to prevent a hole. N1: 10 sts total
With a free needle, work across 12 instep sts. N2
With free needle, pick up and knit from row below the first heel st to prevent a hole.
With same needle, pick up 5 sts along side of the heel and work across remaining heel sts. N3: 10 sts total Beg. of Round.

Shape Gusset:

Rnd 1: (Dec Rnd)
N1: Work to 3 sts from end. K2tog, k1.
N2: (Instep) Work even.
N3: K1, ssk, work to end.
Rnd 2: Work even.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until there are 24 sts remaining.

Foot:

Continue working in rnds until foot measures 2.57” from base of heel.
Complete sts on N3. Beg. of Round.

Shape Toe - (Round Toe)

Rnd 1:
N1: (Sole) Work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
N2: (Instep) K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
N3: (Sole) K1, ssk, complete round.
Rnd 2: Work even.
 
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 20 total sts remain. 2 rnds
Work decrease rnd only until 12 sts remain. 6 instep sts, 6 sole sts

Finishing:
Cut  yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread a yarn needle with yarn tail and thread tail through remaining sts, pulling
firmly. Weave in ends.
Work second sock.

Fell free to use this pattern.  Happy Knitting.

Two Colored Baby Hat

Here's a basic pattern for a 2-colored baby hat. (Fits Newborn to 6-mons.)



Materials:  Size 7 or Size 8 Needles.  DPNs or 40-in Cir for Magic Loop.

Med. weight yarn.  

I like Caron "Simply Soft" or Loops & Threads "Soft & Shiny" for baby items.    I had a small ball of hot pink (Watermelon) yarn about baseball size and I used just a wee bit of the contrasting color.

Yarn Needle

Size 7 Needles. Magic Loop Method.

Yarn: Starry Night (Loops & Threads)

Watermelon (Caron Simply Soft)
CO 66 sts. with Starry Night Yarn. Join to knit in the round.

Pattern:

Work in K3 P3 rib to complete 8 rounds. Cut yarn and join second color.

Work in K3 P3 rib 5-ins.

Dec. for Crown.

K1, k2tog, p3, repeat from to end.
K2, p1, p2tog, repeat from to end.
K2tog, p2, repeat from to end.
K1, p2tog, repeat from to end.
K1, k2tog, repeat until you have 10 st.



Cut yarn about 8-ins. and thread onto yarn needle. Pass needle through all live stitches, slipping them off knitting needles, draw tight,and weave in ends.


Feel free to use this pattern. Happy knitting.


Seed Stitch Baby Hat in Hot Pink

I wanted to make a matching baby for the Seed Stitch Baby Sweater that I had made.



So, I looked through Ravelry & the Internet for a free pattern and I found several items, but I also discovered a lot of cattiness regarding pattern copyrights.



Geesh...how can sometime claim a copyright on a Seed Stitch, ie; K1, P1?  I really couldn't stand all the bickering, so I created my own hat pattern.

Using medium weight yarn and size 7 Needles.  (16-in Cir., or 40-in Cir. for Magic Loop (divide sts 33+33 or 32+34, this way you begin on a knit rather than a purl.), or DPNs 22 sts. on each needle.)

CO 66 sts. 

Worked Seed St. for 7 Rnds., then knitted in the round for 6-ins. (Stocknette St.)

For the Crown.

K1, k2tog, k3, repeat from to end.
K2, k1, k2tog, repeat from to end.
K2tog, k2, repeat from to end.
K1, k2tog, repeat from to end.
K1, k2tog, repeat until you have 10 st.

Cut yarn about 8-ins. and thread onto yarn needle. Pass needle through all live stitches, slipping them off knitting needles, draw tight,and weave in ends.

Feel free to use this pattern.

Baby Sweater-Re-Done

I have a baby shower to attend soon and I had knitted the Five Hour Baby Sweater.  (It actually took about 12 hrs. to knit.)  Some New Projects:  Five Hour Baby Sweater



Then, I decided that I wanted something a little different, so I started over and I used the Lion Brand Feather & Fan Baby Sweater Pattern as a basic pattern.  http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80782AD.html

But, instead of using the Feather & Fan pattern, I used a seed stitch pattern for the trim on the neck, cuffs & the bottom of the sweater.



I love this pattern from Lion Brand, because the sleeves are knitted simultaneously as the body of the sweater.
I also knitted 2 hats.  A 2-tone one, Newborn size, and a solid hot pink in 3-6-mons. size, and some baby booties.

 Basic Baby Hat with Seed Stitch trim 3-6-months.

 

Basic Ribbed baby Hat Newborn size
 Booties with Seed Stitch
Booties with cuffs rolled down

The booties were a basic pattern.  I know that the booties look like 2 different sizes, but that's just the camera angle.  They're exactly the same size.

Here's the sweater set.

 
The mom-to-be's theme colors are hot pink & zebra.  Fun idea.

I used size 8 Addi Clicks needles for the sweater and Caron Simply Soft yarn in Watermelon.

The hats; I used size 8 Addi Click needle and the Magic Loop method to knit.  The Newborn size hat I also used the Watermelon yarn  and Loops & Threads Soft & Shiny yarn in Starry Night.

The booties were a basic sock pattern that were done on size 5 DPNs with the Watermelon yarn.  I used a little less then a skein of the Caron yarn to make the set.
 
I like to switch things up when I knit.  Circular needles for the sweater, magic loop for the hats and DPNs for the booties.

I'll provide details for the hats & booties in another blog post or you can find the info here on Ravelry:


Camo & Pumpkin Hats