A friend of mine has called me last week to tell me how much she loved the booties I have made for her son. And by the way, she is very sorry, but one is lost. I did not have the time for anything special. After some experimentation I ended up with something similar to what we used to wear in Russia when I was little. Those booties are knitted and then felted. They become very thick and warm but at the same time they do not restrain the foot. The bottom is knit in garter stitch to give it extra thickness. They would work as part of the snowsuit or as slippers. This booties are made to be worn over a sock.
Peace Fleece Worsted, in color –
Violet Vyehchyeerom – 1 skein
5 DPNs size 6
Size 12 to 24 months
Knit 20 ridges (40 rows).
Pick up stitches all around.You will have 20 stitches on two long sides and 12 on the short ones.
Place safety pin to mark the beginning of round.
Knit around for 15 rows.
Facing one of the short sides (our future toes),
Row 1 K11, K the last stitch on the short needle together with the last stitch on the long needle .Turn.
Row 2 K11, Knit the last stitch on the short needle together with the first stitch on the long needle. Turn.
Repeat this to rows 9 more times. On each of the previously long sides you will have 10 stitches left.
Row 1 & 2 Knit all stitches.
Row 3 K2, YO, K2tog – all around.
Row 4 (K2, K2tog, P2, K2, K2tog, P2, K3, P2, K3P2) – twice.
Row 5 – 20 Knit all stitches.
Bind off looser than usual.
Felt to the desirable size. It took me 3 rounds in the washing machine.
Put an I-cord or a ribbon through the eyelets. Fold down the top.