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auburnchick
12-01-2008, 08:03 PM
Another FO! :woot:

Nothing like the holidays to get your knitting ramped up, eh? :teehee:

I made these to accompany the ruffled hats I finished last week.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/3075122501_56330707a6.jpg


The pair below is made from Bernat Baby Jacquards "Berries and Cream."

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/3075958716_6e261bbc47.jpg


And the colorway below is called "Boys and Girls" (same yarn brand):

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/3075125851_ac3a0072a1.jpg


The set...with the hats:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3005/3075958990_3ac33c57d0.jpg


Ok...pattern comments...

First off, you can find the pattern here (http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/baby-child/merinostripes-booties.html) (it's free).

WARNING - The pattern has a couple of mistakes that had me going :??.

Did I enjoy the pattern? Only up to the Sole portion, in which there are mistakes.

The pattern, overall, was a bit strange...kind of like working a sock with a twist. I selected the pattern because it didn't require seaming. I knit them in the round using size 4 dpns.

I made four of these booties, and all four were knit a bit differently. For some reason, I just didn't get something in the instructions.

My recommended pattern modifications:

Under the Sole section - Rounds 2 & 4 - Omit the K2 at the end of the rounds.

Only knit through Round 6 of the Sole. The bottom is plenty big enough. You might even want to try stopping at Round 5.

For the pom poms, I used the Clover Pom Pom Maker (http://www.amazon.com/Pom-Pom-Maker-Extra-Small-2-Pkg/dp/B001E01KAO/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1228175887&sr=8-1) (size 3/4"). This is a fairly easy way to make pom poms, once you get the first one done.

Thanks for looking! :muah:

mhansen
12-01-2008, 08:26 PM
Very cute!!

margz3
12-01-2008, 08:26 PM
very cute Nathalie - love the sets! Dontcha love the little projects - gives you quite a sense of accomplishment :D

Mystery_Gyrl
12-01-2008, 08:27 PM
Sweet. I like to use the Clover pom-pom makers also.
Katrina

LadyFirelyght
12-01-2008, 09:02 PM
Oh my gosh, those are ADORABLE! They make me want to squeal with delight.

hainangel2000
12-01-2008, 09:20 PM
these are simply adorable. How big are the booties?
Hum wonder if they can be converted to preemie sizes...

GREAT JOB :yay:

auburnchick
12-01-2008, 09:29 PM
these are simply adorable. How big are the booties?
Hum wonder if they can be converted to preemie sizes...

GREAT JOB :yay:


Let's see...the booties measure approximately 3 1/2 inches long-wise, 1 3/4 across, and with the cuff folded, 2 inches high.


I don't see why you couldn't make preemie booties. Just decrease the number of cast on stitches. You could also try using sock yarn (fingering weight).

Thanks for all of the nice comments, all!

:muah:

TEMA
12-01-2008, 10:25 PM
These are sooooo cute! The colours are just wonderful!
Beautiful!
TEMA

To Knit or not to Knit, that is the question.
:knitting:

ArtLady1981
12-02-2008, 03:55 AM
OMG!!! The sets look like beautiful candy! What adorable sets!!!!

And thanks for the pattern details and warnings, too! Very sweet of you to take time to help others!

Dimpledapple
12-02-2008, 05:06 AM
How cute!! :inlove:

dustinac
12-02-2008, 10:46 AM
:inlove: too cute!!

ritaw
12-02-2008, 12:50 PM
They look fab ! What a great gift for the twins :)

WandaT
12-02-2008, 06:11 PM
They are simply adorable!!! Thanks for the heads up on the pattern though.

auburnchick
12-02-2008, 06:40 PM
Thank you for all of the kind words!! :hug:

The gift has been gifted! My daughter took it to her trainer (the recipient), and he was really pleased.

cloud9

Here are pictures of how they looked in the box and wrapped:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/3077468077_3dacbd5989.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/3078300254_fc65e1bebc.jpg

scout52
12-03-2008, 02:42 PM
Aww soooo cute.