Archive for 12/11/2008


Posted: 12/11/2008 in knitting

so i started altering the purple bootie pattern after supper. it altered very well. i have one bootie completely done for lizzie faith. it looks ADORABLE! she’s snug as a bug in a rug soooo she’ll have to model her one bootie in the morning. maybe now that she is almost 15 months old, i should call them slippers. ūüôā i should have the second slipper done mind morning, depending on if i get an hour to knit or not. these are so fun! i should sell them! or just give a whole bunch of them away. ūüôā

anybody making christmas presents this year? one year, i was VERY ambitious… this is not that year! i’m not even sending out christmas cards… i may send out new years eve cards with a christmas family photo and a christmas letter. (can it all be called “christmas photo and letter” if it’s mailed a couple weeks after christmas…?) they may even be electronic… does that count? it’s just one of those years… i can sense next year being the same. just to prepare you… yes, i’m asking for your apology in advance. and thank you for accepting my apology. you are great friends! ūüôā



Posted: 12/11/2008 in knitting, pictures

didn’t they turn out so sweet! they took about 2 1/2 hours is all! i did not plan on being able to finish them today! that really excites me. i like these kind of projects! i don’t have tons of patience and i hate to struggle through a pattern. i like to keep it fun and this was fun!! i absolutely love this color too!¬†100_15081


Posted: 12/11/2008 in knitting

i just made these! i only have one done! super easy and way cute! if they were just an inch bigger they would fit lizzie! may call on the super knitter, heather and see if the queen pattern¬†alternator¬†can help me out! ūüėȬ†

Free Baby Mary Jane Booties Knitting Pattern

These soft-and-silky booties are as cute as a classic pair of Mary Janes. Knit in the softest cashmere blend, they make a perfect foot covering for baby.

Picture of three pairs of knitted Mary Jane baby booties.
Cute as can be, these hand-knit Mary 
Janes are also soft on baby’s foot.

Size 0-6 months

Foot length: Approximately 3 inches (7.5cm)

Ankle:¬†Approximately 4 inches (10cm) circumference with strap buttonedWhat You’ll Need

Sport weight yarn, 137 yards [125m]

We used:
 Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% merino wool, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere; 137 yards [125 meters] per 50g skein): #605 (blue), #506 (yellow), #601 (pink), 1 skein per pair

Needles: US size 3 (3.25mm)

Notions:¬†Stitch holder; tapestry needle; 2 small buttons, about¬†1/41/2” (6-1.3cm); sewing needle and thread to match yarn


24 stitches and 52 rows=4″ (10cm)

Making the Left Bootie

Cast on 31 stitches.

Row 1: Knit all stitches.
Row 2: Knit 1, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 1. (35 stitches)
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Knit 2, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 2. (39 stitches)
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Knit 3, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 3. (43 stitches)
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Knit 4, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 7, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 4. (47 stitches)
Rows 9-17: Knit all stitches.
Row 18: Knit 15, (work slip slip knit decrease) 4 times, knit 1, (knit 2 together) 4 times, knit 15. (39 stitches)
Row 19: Knit.
Row 20: Knit 9, beginning with next 2 stitches bind off 21 stitches, knit across remaining 9 stitches. (This includes 1 stitch already on right needle after the bind-off.)

go here for the rest of the pattern

baby knitting

Posted: 12/11/2008 in knitting

i absolutely LOVE knitting tiny little things for babies. 

look at these! aren’t they super cute!

Simple Baby Bib

Material: Size 9 needles
Cotton heavy worsted weight yarn
¬Ĺ to 5/8 inch button


Gauge: 4 sts/inch

Cast on 25 stitches
Knit every row until bib is square (about 6 inches–these shrink a bit) you can knit an extra inch or so to compensate for this
Cast off/bind off 20 stitches
Knit every row until strap is 7-8 inches long from cast off edge
Buttonhole row: Knit two stitches, yarn over, knit two together, knit one
Knit until 3 ridges show after buttonhole (5 rows)
Repeat buttonhole row
Knit until 3 ridges show after buttonhole (5 rows)
Repeat buttonhole row
Knit until 3 ridges show after buttonhole (5 rows)
Bind off remaining stitches

Sew button on the base of the bib on the side opposite the strap

Pattern Note: The pattern assumes you use Sugar n Cream or Peaches n Cream or Lion Cotton they will knit to this gauge; with Sugar Babies 
yarn, I use size 8 needles, cast on 27 sts instead of 25, knit until square, bind off so that 5 sts are left and otherwise follow the pattern above; for 
Aunt Lydia’s Denim yarn, I use size 7 needles, cast on 30 sts, knit until square, bind off so that 5 sts are left, etc. You may also have to alter
your button size if you use thinner yarn.

Suggested Variations: It seems to me that the basic pattern could easily be altered. I have considered making these in a seed stitch, moss stitch, or
you could use a non curling border stitch pattern and make the center in stockinette. It would be possible to incorporate a stripe pattern 
with the garter stitch as well. I designed this when we couldn’t find an easy production/quick knit baby bib pattern for Stitching Smiles, a group in
Nebraska that knits/crochets items for charity.



Copyright 2003 Name:Colleen Kadleck E-mail: kadleck@mail.unomaha.eduReturn to Pattern Page