Archive for Baby Booties

Brother Machine Knitted Mary Jane Bootie


BROTHER KNITTING MACHINE MARY JANE BABY BOOTIES

I was asked if this little passap Mary Jane bootie could be made on other machines like the Studio or Brother. I have a Brother 940 and I thought you should be able to do it. I sat down tonight and tried one on the Brother . It came out the same as the passap version but it took a little longer to do and it is a little larger since the white yarn  is a dress yarn that just happened to be in the mast. The reasons were that I was knitting with black at night and writing down what I was doing .The main reason was that the  passap knits beautifully on either bed with no problems. I find with the Brother machines, that if you want to knit on one bed  with the ribber connected, the stitches don’t always knit off. This is the reason I turned the stitches(bootie) around so that the heel and bottom are done on the main bed instead of the ribber.

The ribbing in knitted first. Then the stitches are arranged for circular knitting. However, you will knit the heel and sole on the main bed and the top of the bootie on the ribber. Then you will knit the toe circular doing decreases on the designated rows on both ends of both beds until a few stitches are left and taken off on the tail of yarn and gathered tightly.

When short rowing for the heel you will drop the ribber bed one notch only and use the main carriage to do the short rowing. When making this you will find that you have to switch from knitting just on the main bed to knitting with both beds about four times.

If you get stuck doing something or my directions don’t make sense,(and that’s a real possibility!) please feel free to contact me . I did not finish the strap on this one. That part is easy .

The directions are in my drop box at the link below. Have fun if you try this. 🙂

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yk6296c1cfrr7pc/AAATT5RKorzbfEqrGCsvK1EVa?dl=0

Passap Knitted Mary Jane Booties


Mary Jane Booties Made on the Passap

Mary Jane Booties Made on the Passap

How cute is this???? My friend Jacqui in Arizona sent me this hand out for these adorable little booties. Now I know I am a complainer but there are no complaints on this bootie! I did not put the button or flower on the strap yet because I could not wait to share this with you.

This pattern is an altered version from Kathe Keck’s Passap Workshop. I just used 2 strands of 2/24 for trying this out. The pattern is for E 6000 and DM 80. The pattern has detailed instructions and terms used are on the last page. There was only one spot that was unclear but upon reading the next line it explained. When you get to the part at the toe and start decreasing, you will decrease one stitch on both beds both sides. When you do the second decrease, that is where it tells you that. This was fun to make and now I want to do an afghan with these booties to go with it. These would look cute with a scalloped cast on also.

Oh, the strap is not knitted in the bootie. It is separate and makes it look all the more authentic.

Here are the instructions in my drop box. You can thank Jacqui for this. lol 🙂

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rihpbr5pi8xf04a/AACkjCnmGPPtpcdvqIS3rfPxa?dl=0

Little Boy Blue Afghan with Border


I am so smart doing another one of these! (?) I started the afghan and forgot to put the extra needle into work on the back bed on the left side going against the needle rule. After 150 rows I looked at the design and there were all these little loops going up the left side! Drop it off and rewind and start again. This afghan is 224 and measures 38 by 40. The true texture does not really show in the picture.  It is pattern 1144 in the pattern book and it is repeated three times horizontally and vertically. I used 40 rows for beginning and ending border and 480 rows for middle. I knitted the Metbury booties to go with this afghan.

Passap Christmas Baby Afghan with Hat and Booties


This is another afghan with a border around it like the previous two that I made.(One exception is that I used 224 this time Norma-lol) This is pattern 1270 and pattern was 24 by 24 so I   had to enter it 5 times to get middle design. This afghan is a nice Christmas red. It is a nice size of 40 by 43 inches. The hat and booties are from the Metbury Collection. I think the design on the hat and booties looks similar to the design of the border. They will be for sale in my Etsy shop for Baby’s First Christmas.