My second ‘baby preparation’ project is this lovely pair of baby bootees. I chose Saartje’s Bootees, because it’s a super-cute design, which I’ve previously knitted as a gift for my friend. You can see the matching hat in the previous blog.
As the original knitting pattern is in 4 ply, I didn’t change the pattern, except to convert it for circular knitting using double-pointed needles. Oh – and I changed the straps to fix them to the inside of the bootees – without buttons!
This adds extra style, makes it easier to put them on your baby’s wriggling feet and most important of all – it makes them fit more snugly, so they don’t keep sliding off!
I’ll post a picture of my baby wearing the matching hat and bootees, as soon as she’s born!