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sissyv 01-16-2013 11:21 PM

baby booties
 
I am a little confused about the baby booties I am making.It says to rejoin the yarn where you cast off and then add 12 stitches. If I cast on 12 more stiches, the hole I made by casting off will disappear. Am I doing something wrong?http://www.thehomemademama.co.uk/1/p...u-to-knit.html

Jan in CA 01-16-2013 11:37 PM

Are you at the end of the pattern? I think that's just for the strap?

sissyv 01-17-2013 01:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1367013)
Are you at the end of the pattern? I think that's just for the strap?

Thanks I figured it out- my only issue now is... how do I make my button hole bigger? The button I chose is too big to fit the hole that the pattern allots for it! All in all, I'm pretty impreseed with myself- the booties have turned out beautiful (or at the least the left one has!):) :knitting:

Jan in CA 01-17-2013 02:17 AM

How much bigger is the button? If its a little too big it may be fine. Knitting stretches a lot and eventually buttons tend to not want to stay in the hole.

sissyv 01-17-2013 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1367028)
How much bigger is the button? If its a little too big it may be fine. Knitting stretches a lot and eventually buttons tend to not want to stay in the hole.

The button seems to be a lot bigger- maybe could I just use extra yarn in my yarn over?:knitting:

Jan in CA 01-17-2013 02:15 PM

Hmm... Maybe try wrapping the yarn twice around the needle to make it bigger. Or you could just do a regular buttonhole, but make it a two stitch one. That's what I'd probably try.

suzeeq 01-17-2013 02:45 PM

Yeah, you could do a double yo and drop one of the loops off the needle. Or if you want - do a ssk yo2 and k2tog, then on the next row work into both loops of the double yo. You would have to do that as k1 p1 to keep the 2 sts.

sissyv 01-18-2013 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by suzeeq (Post 1367109)
Yeah, you could do a double yo and drop one of the loops off the needle. Or if you want - do a ssk yo2 and k2tog, then on the next row work into both loops of the double yo. You would have to do that as k1 p1 to keep the 2 sts.

now I am sewing (or need to sew) the booties on the bottom- how do I do invisible seaming on a garter stitch?

suzeeq 01-18-2013 02:04 PM

You can still use Mattress stitch on garter.

salmonmac 01-18-2013 07:14 PM

You can use mattress stitch as in this video. Even though it's stockinette that's being joined, the idea of joining the Vs is the same. I've made these booties and I've just used a whip stitch to close the bottom seam. It works nicely with the cast on and although not invisible, looks fine.


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