Odds & Ends Baby Bootie Socks

The perfect project to use all those little bits of yarn leftover from other projects. The little booties require a very small amount of yarn, and a pair can be completed in one afternoon.

LOOM:   Baby-Knit Looms, using the small 24 peg loom.

YARN:  Approx 60 yards of worsted weight Merino wool. Samples were knit using Red Heart Chic Sheep yarn.

NOTIONS:  tapestry needle, row counter (optional)

GAUGE:  11 sts x 15 rows=2-inches in stockinette

ABBREVIATIONS

K=knit stitch
P=purl stitch
St(s)=stitch(es)
Rep=repeat
Rnd(s)=round(s)
Yo=yarn over
k2tog=knit two stitches together (place stitch from the peg on the right to the peg on the left, knit both loops as one)

The patterns all used little bits of left-over yarn from other patterns. When joining new yarn color, always leave enough yarn-tail to weave in the ends, at least 6-inches. When joining new yarn color, simply join it with a square knot (leaving a beginner yarn-tail end of at least 6-inches). Once you have completed the project, go back undo the knots, and secure all the yarn-ends by weaving them into the wrong side of the item. As always with any baby knitwear item, ensure that all yarn-tail ends are clipped close and that all stitches are small enough so that little fingers/toes do not get accidentally caught.

INSTRUCTIONS

1

MC=Main color (Suite)

CC=Contrasting color (Lace)

Using CC, cast on 24 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-5: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Do no Cut CC leaving a 6-inch yarn tail, join MC.

Rnds 6-15: k to end of rnd. Join CC, do not cut MC. Continue with CC for Heel.

Heel—follow instructions for heel (located at end of pattern).

Cut CC leaving a 6-inch yarn tail, continue with MC.

Next 24 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Bind off with gather bind off method.

Weave in all ends. Block lightly.


2

MC=Main color (VIP)

CC=Contrasting color (Platinum)

Using CC, cast on 24 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-5: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Cut CC, join MC.

Rnds 6-15: k to end of rnd. Join CC, do not cut MC. Continue with CC for Heel.

Heel—follow instructions for heel (located at end of pattern).

Cut CC leaving a 6-inch yarn tail, continue with MC.

Next 20 rnds: k to end of rnd. Cut MC leaving a 6-inch yarn tail, join CC.

Next 4 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Bind off with gather bind off method.

Weave in all ends. Block lightly.


3

MC=Main color (Polo)

CC=Contrasting color (Lace)

Using MC, cast on 24 sts, join to work in the rnd. 

Rnd 1-6: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Join CC, do not cut MC.

Rnds 7 and 8: with CC, *k2, p2 rep from * to end of rnd. Cut CC leaving a 6-inch yarn tail.

Next 10 rnds: with MC, *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Heel—follow instructions for heel (located at end of pattern).

Next 24 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Bind off with gather bind off method.

Weave in all ends. Block lightly.


4

MC=Main color (Suite)

CC=Contrasting color (Lace)

Using MC, cast on 24 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-5: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Join CC, do not cut MC.

Rnds 6 and 7: using CC, k to end of rnd.

Rnds 8 and 9: using MC, k to end of rnd.

Rnds 10 and 11: using CC, k to end of rnd.

Rnds 12 and 13: using MC, k to end of rnd.

Rnds 14 and 15: using CC, k to end of rnd. Cut CC leaving a 6-inch tail, continue in MC for Heel.

Heel—follow instructions for heel (located at end of pattern).

Next 24 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Bind off with gather bind off method.

Weave in all ends. Block lightly.


5

MC=Main color (Mai Tai)

CC=Contrasting color (Lace)

Using MC, cast on 24 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-15: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Join CC, do not cut MC, continue in CC for Heel.

Heel—follow instructions for heel (located at end of pattern).

Next 3 rnds: with CC, k to end of rnd.

Next 1 rnd: with MC, k to end of rnd.

Repeat last 4 rnds: 4 more times. Cut MC leaving a 6-inch tail.

Next 4 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Bind off with gather bind off method.

Weave in all ends. Block lightly.


6

MC=Main color (Fairy Tale)

CC=Contrasting color (Linen)

Using MC, cast on 24 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-15: *k to end of rnd.

Rnd 16: *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next 15 rnds: *k to end of rnd.

Place cast on row back on the pegs. Each peg has 2 loops on it.

Next rnd: k to end of rnd (treating both loops on each peg as one loop).

Cut MC, leaving a 6-inch yarn tail, join CC.

Next 3 rnds: with CC, k to end of rnd.

Heel—follow instructions for heel (located at end of pattern).

Next 24 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Bind off with gather bind off method.

Weave in all ends. Block lightly. 

 

German Short-Row Instructions (24-peg loom—heel over 12 pegs).

How-to short row: knit the peg, bring the working yarn from the back to the front of the peg, gently tug on the yarn and bring it to the adjacent peg to knit.

Row 1: Knit from peg 1 to peg 12. Short-row on peg 12.

Row 2: Knit from peg 11 to peg 1. Short-row on peg 1.

Row 3: Knit from peg 2 to peg 11. Short-row on peg 11.

Row 4: Knit from peg 10 to peg 2. Short-row on peg 2.

Row 5: Knit from peg 3 to peg 10. Short-row on peg 10.

Row 6: Knit from peg 9 to peg 3. Short-row on peg 3.

Row 7: Knit from peg 4 to peg 9. Short-row on peg 9.

Row 8: Knit from peg 9 to peg 4. Short-row on peg 4.

Row 9: Knit from peg 5 to peg 10. Short-row on peg 10.

Row 10: Knit from peg 9 to peg 3. Short-row on peg 3.

Row 11: Knit from peg 4 to peg 11. Short-row on peg 11.

Row 12: Knit from peg 10 to peg 3. Short-row on peg 2.

Row 13: Knit from peg 3 to peg 11. Short-row on peg 12.

Row 14: Knit from peg 11 to peg 2. Short-row on peg 1.

Row 15: Knit from peg 2 to peg 12. Short-row on peg 13.

Row 16: Knit from peg 12 to peg 1. Short-row on peg 24.

You will have the short-row on pegs 13 and 24. When working this round on the next round, treat the stitches as normal.

 

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