Knitting for Baby: Saartje’s Bootees

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.

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Saartje’s Bootees

I’m using the same yarns i.e. Koigu KPPPM (P611) for the main colour and The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock (Brassica) for the edging, to create a matching set with the Pointy Hat I made the other day.

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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!

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Responses to “Knitting for Baby: Saartje’s Bootees”

  1. Aw, those are so cute! Love the colors! What a relish looking yarn! xxx

    • Kyoko

      Thank you Chrissy! I immediately fell in love with the candy pink colour of Koigu. I have some left-over so I might use it for a trimming of a baby cardigan or something in future ;)
      x
      Kyoko

  2. Lindy

    You’ve invented a way to stop baby bootees coming off! Absolutely brilliant idea and I love the multi-coloured pattern as well. No more cold feet and lost bootees for babies – you deserve a medal! Thanks.

    • Kyoko

      Thank you Lindy! Yes, actually it worked quite well fixing the strap inside of the bootees. No more cold feet! ;)
      x
      Kyoko

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