Friday, May 16, 2014

Bows Before Bros


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
BO
for center bow CO 3 (4)
K in sts for 9 (11) rows
BO

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! 



43 comments:

  1. These are truly cute! What size needles are you using? Thanks!

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  2. They're absolutely adorable!

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  3. So cute. May play with larger needle and yarn since my grandbaby is 8 mos. now

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  4. So, I am newer to knitting, and I haven't had to seam anything yet. Do you have any tips? What do you use? Thanks! These booties are adorable!!

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  5. Hey, making these shoes for a friend. What do I do on row 25? Thanks!

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    2. You knit row 25. "Row 3 (and all odd rows): k"
      Then bind off on Row 26.

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  6. @Kerissa Wenger....on row 25 you bind off all the stitches....in other words, cast off all your stitches, and sew up seams. Hope this helps.

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  7. @Kerissa Wenger....on row 25 you bind off all the stitches....in other words, cast off all your stitches, and sew up seams. Hope this helps.

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  8. @Kerissa Wenger....on row 25 you bind off all the stitches....in other words, cast off all your stitches, and sew up seams. Hope this helps.

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  9. They are too cute. Have you figured out yet how to do them in the round? I HATE seaming.

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    1. I used "Judy's Magic Cast-On", then I used 4 DPNs to knit in the round.
      The stitches before the 1st marker on needle 1, the stitches between the markers on needle 2, and the stitches after the 2nd marker on needle 3; working with a 4th.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this adorable pattern! I'm in the process of making a couple pairs for my babe coming in a few weeks. The pattern is super easy to follow! However, I'm having difficulties with the bows. Mine are turning out a lot smaller and not as nicley shaped as yours. I've tried knitting them multiple times, used different yarn, and have tried going up a size of needles to enlarge. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong... Any suggestions??

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  11. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I took your suggestion and adapted it to knitting in the round. I also changed the bow for a more 3-dimensional effect.

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  12. Would you add more rows to increase the size for an older infant??

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  13. I loved this pattern. I will try to do it. thanks for sharing with us.

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  14. Do have a crochet pattern for these shoes?

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  15. Beautiful pattern. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. Lovely, just what I wanted for part of a gift.

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  17. These are great! Please let me know the full form of abbreviations kfb,ssk and MC.

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    1. Kfb- knit front to back
      SSK- slip slip knit
      MC- main color

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  18. These are sooo adorable and to minimize seaming and not having to knit something so small in the round, I just did a three needle bind off which closed up the bottom, and then seamed the very back.

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  19. Love your pattern!! Thanks for posting. I just have a question. I've been knitting for 40 years, but had a mini stroke. Can you explain.

    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

    I Understand row 1 it says pm knit 1 pm K15
    then row 2 Kfb,kto marker, m1,k1 m1

    what happened to the second marker? Usually I can figure this out.
    I have to read everything through now before I star.
    Thanks for your help.

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  20. beautiful, looking forward to making these for a co worker who is having a baby girl

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  21. Do you have pattern for 18-24 months? Thanking you in advance!

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  22. Do you have pattern for 18-24 months? Thanking you in advance!

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  24. Thank you so pm means delete is that right

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