Preemie Booties

Preemie Booties


Pattern by Marcille Bosveld (with my changes,with her permission)
Machine: Standard with ribber
Yarn: 3/15 or 2/11

• CO a 1 x 1 rib over N’s 13 L x 14 R on main bed with right most N on MB and on left most N on ribber over 14L x 13R
• T 0/0 and do a Broken Toe CO
• Set carriages for circular knitting and K 2 R
• T 1.2; remove carriage settings
• K 12 R ribbing COR
• Transfer all sts to MB (14 X 14 N on MB in work)
• RC 000
• T 6.2
• K 1 R COL
• *Using a 2 prong tool, increase 1 st both sides, picking up heel of purl st to fill empty N
• K 2 R*
• Repeat * to * to RC 11
• Increase one more time each side till 20 X 20 N in work COL
• Pull all N to E
• Cut yarn and weave end in over and under N’s
• Change yarn color
• K 1 R COR
• Pull all N to E and weave in end of new color
• K to RC 15
• Using 2 prong tool decrease 1 st both sides
• K to RC 17
• Using 2 prong tool decrease 1 st both sides
• K 1 R COR (N’s 18 x 18 in work)
• Remove yarn from carriage cutting long tail
• Remove bootie on WY
• Pull Broken Toe yarn up firm and steam ribbing; let dry
• Fold knit piece with right sides together
• With opening on left side hang bootie from WY in this way over 15 N:
– Hang 1 st on each N except N 2, 3 and 15 get 2 sts
–  Hang second side in same way – there are now either 2 sts on each N except for N’s 2,3 & 15 have 4 sts
• Push all N out to E and push knitting against bed
• Remove WY
• With long tail you cut from first yarn, thread carriage
• T 10+ (loose as possible)
• K 1 R to right
• Loop through a loop bind off left to right
• Finish front seam with mattress st
• Make second bootie

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