I've been a bad blogger, but a least I've been a good little knitter!!!
So we found out our little bean is a girl! So after some restructuring of my thoughts, it was time to knit things with bows! I've done the Saartje Bootees a few times but I wanted something a little different. I couldn't find any booties with bows that I particularly liked so it was time for some improvisation on the old faithful. These are a quick little knit with a beautiful outcome. I do want to play around with doing them in the round so that there's no seaming, but for now here's what I've got.
The sizes are NB and about 0-3 months, don't be afraid to go up a needle size to make them last a little longer. These are knit on needle size US 1
CO 31 (35) sts in bottom color CC
Row 1: k15 (17), pm, k1, pm k15 (17)Row 2: kfb, k to marker, m1, k1, m1, k to last st, kfb
Row 3 (and all odd rows): k
Row 4: kfb, k to marker, m1, k3, m1, k to last st, kfb
Row 6: kfb, k to marker, m1, k1, m1, k3, m1, k1, m1, k to last st kfb
Row 8: kfb, k to marker, m1, k1, m1, k7, m1, k1, m1, k to last st kfb
Row 9-18 (20): k (removing markers as you come to them) you will have 10 (11) garter stitch ridges.
Row 19 (21): switch to top color MC and k
Row 20 (22): k15 (17) ssk 5 times, k1, k2tog 5 times, k to end
Row 21-23 (23-25): k (note to this point these are the Saartje Bootees)
Row 24 (26): k16 (17), ssk 2 times, k1, k2tog 2 times, k to end
Row 26 (27): BO
Time to Seam
For the Bow:
this is also NB then 0-3 Month
CO 8 (10)
K in garter stitch for 28 (32) rows that's 14 (16) garter ridges
for center bow CO 3 (4)
K in sts for 9 (11) rows
To attach the bow I make sure that the knot is well centered and I throw a stitch through the whole thing to keep in from pulling out. Attach center knot and then just tack the four corners of the bow where you want them. This gives you some play with how the bow looks on the bootie!
Huzzah! It's that easy, great for a last minute shower gift or boots for your babe!