Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Try It Tuesday: Loom Knit Baby Booties


Are these not just the most darling little things you ever have seen. I made these for my newest nephew that was born 6 months ago.

To make these you need the Knifty Knitter Flower Loom (or another 4 1/2" loom, the KK one is the peach colored smallest round loom.)

If you have mastered the basic e-wrap stitch, then these should be a piece of cake and are a great next item to make after you have made a baby hat (yes, I gave a matching baby hat as well.)

You want to want these to be thick and warm for their little feet, so you will either need to double up and use 2 strands of weight 4 or 5 yarn, or a single strand of weight 6. I used double strands of a weight 5 yarn that is made from alpaca wool (so soft!)

Instructions:


  • Cast on your double strands around the loom on all pegs once, do not go around again.
  • Next cast on your e-wrap stitches in the OPPOSITE direction, ending at the first peg you started with. You will have 4 strands on each peg now.
  • Pull over the first 2 strands
  • Continue to e-wrap around the loom in the first direction until you get to the last peg. Then pull over your bottom 2 strands. 
  • Keep casting on & pulling over with this pattern until you have created 7 rows. This is creating the hole with which the foot is slid in to and we will hand stitch the heel later.
  • After you have pulled over the 7th set of strands, continue e-wrapping in the SAME direction that you cast on.
  • Pull the bottom 2 strands over the top 2 strands and continue your e-wrap in the same direction. Do this until you have created 9 rows. 
  • After you have finished the 9 rows, take the stitches off by threading a piece of yarn through the casts remaining on the loom and then pulling them tight (just as you do on a hat.)
  • Finally, thread a needle with yarn and hand stitch closed the heel.
  • Your have now finished a pair of booties. I made little pom poms and just weaved a piece of yarn through the foot hole to add ornamentation.
This is a fun and easy project that you can do while sitting and watching a movie.

10 comments:

Lexie Lane said...

This is really lovely! I would put this in a glass box as display :)

Sam said...

I wish I could knit! These are super cute

Rebecca Swenor said...

I have never loom knitted before but I think I will have to try this. We have two new babies being born within the month. Thanks for sharing.

savannah said...

Aww these are super cute! I have never knitted before, but it has always been something I wanted to try :)

MikiHope said...

Those booties are adorable. I don't know how to loom knit-actually I can't knit period. I would have loved to have been able to gift these to my grand niece when she was born.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

These are adorable! It's been awhile since I last knitted but I thing I can pull this off. :)

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

those are so sweet---when my daughter was born I had a friend who knit me are pair similar in a rainbow of colors--My daughter had the most stylish and warm feet in Buffalo =)

Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

I don't know how to knit, so kudos to you. These are truly adorable!

Sharon Ruggieri said...

Baby booties, oh how cute! I don't know how to do any of that stuff, but my aunt does and she made me some for my kids...I love them

Dany Reinvented said...

These are the cutest! I wish I knew how to knit.