I’ve been taking advantage of this glorious heatwave and doing a lot of the knitting and sewing outside in the garden. As the weather is so warm I thought I’d concentrate on small items, ones that knit up quickly for instant gratification before lethargy sets in and the project is shelved for a cooler day.
Baby footwear is always a pleasure to work on, so I thought I’ll add to my stock of little booties and shoes.
The booties I’ve knitted with little boys in mind, hence the blue. All are knitted in DK and easy to create from small amounts of yarn from your stash. The blue booties are for a baby 3-6 months and are from a pattern in ‘Cutest Ever Baby Knits’ by Val pierce. I do love the little dogs, they are knitted seperatley, very easy to do and attached at the bootie at the end.
The Teddy Bear booties which are my favourite are slightly bigger to fit a baby of 6-9 months. This wonderful pattern is from ’50 Baby Bootees to Knit’ by Zoe Mellor. Again easy to knit up with nice instep shaping. The ears are knitted separately and attached and the facial details are embroidered on. They are really cute and could grace the feet of any little prince
Now something for the girls, this was a good week to indulge my passion for the little Mary Jane Shoe.
These are all DK, the two pairs at the back are for baby 0-3 months and knitted from a free Mary Jane pattern. The ones in the front are slightly bigger for baby 3-6 months. These can be made in any colour and stitch combinations to go with every outfit and can be adorned with a variety of embellishments, so you can let your creative juices flow.
As well as looking cute all footwear are pleasantly soft and will keep little toes comfortable and warm once this heatwave abates.
It’s been a busy crafting week but worthwhile when you see everything neatly sewn up and displayed!