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Old 09-11-2008, 03:07 PM   #1
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Started The Baby Booties
Mom kindly gave me some pink baby yarn for the baby booties I want to make for a husband and wife trucking team that is expecting a baby girl in December.

I've started working on them. As I am pig-headed I am improvising them instead of doing the smart thing and following a pattern. I guess I enjoy frustration

I'm going to do them toe up. After some trial and error and Googling for seamless cast on, I settled on a Turkish cast on for the toe. After a few trial attempts I got the hang of it and it looks pretty good. It makes a nice seamless little pocket that's perfect for the toe.

As I've never done booties before I am unsure of the correct size for such things. After getting the toe going and a few rounds I consulted Mom to see what she thought about the size, and she felt it should be a little smaller so I frogged and started over again.

The end of the toe is now roughly 2 inches wide (about a half inch less than before). I think that seems about right. I'm thinking the sole of the bootie should probably be about 3.5 inches long. Does that sound about right?

I'll be doing short row to turn the heel, much like a sock. I haven't yet decided on the top yet. I'm torn between a simple short ribbed top or a longer one that is folded down. I guess I'll figure that out when I get there.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:10 PM   #2
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Mason,

You are adorable. If you are ever in NY I want to knit with you. Oh - and drink beer!

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That's a great gift.

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That's a great gift.

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Well, that depends on whether I totally screw them up or not
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Here's measurements for babies.
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html

I can't wait to hear the stories from the bootie knitting!
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Oh Please tell me that you are going to carry these with you so you can knit on them in the next bar you accidently wonder into.
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Here's measurements for babies.
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html

I can't wait to hear the stories from the bootie knitting!
Thanks Jan! That does help, and I see I was in the ball park for the length. It's a shame they don't also list an average width too.
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Oh Please tell me that you are going to carry these with you so you can knit on them in the next bar you accidently wonder into.


Depends on whether or not I finish them while I am still at home. There's also a blue pair I need to make so I may wind up finishing those on the road.
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Mason, i measured a baby sock that I had saved. It was about 2 inches in width when laid flat.

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Babies usually have chubby feet so the two inches is probably a very good estimate.
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