Knits

Posting some bits and pieces I have made for my grandbabies.

Nothing like sitting in front of the TV or in the garden (or anywhere else), zoning out and watching the stitches form.  It is quite meditative.  If you have done any type of meditation you will know what I am talking about.  Basically you can focus on what you are doing and nothing else.  Shut out those thoughts.  Think about the type of stitch you are doing and say it in your mind.  You can also count the stitches in your mind as you go.

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Janine 💕


A tiny pair of basic blue booties. A great pattern to start with. Adding different colours of different bands or tops is easy to do. I’m going to have a bit of fun with the pattern.

Pattern

4ply yarn x 1 ball

3.25 or 10 knitting needles.

Cast on 16 sts.

Work in garter stitch until work measures   15cm.

Cast off but leave last stitch on needle. Pick up 29sts along edge. (30sts)

Work 5 rows garter stitch

Work 6 rows stocking stitch.  Ending on a purl row.

Instep

Row 1. Knit 20. Turn.

Row 2. Pearl 10. Turn

Continue on these 10 sts for another 14 rows.

Toe

Row 1. Knit 10. Pick up 8sts evenly down edge knit wide. Knit 10.

Row 2. Purl 28. Pick up 8sts evenly down edge purl wise. Purl 10. (46sts).

Rows. 3 and 5 knit.

Rows 4 and 6 purl.

Heel

Row 1. Knit 3 knit 2 tog. Knit to the last 5sts. Knit 2 tog. Knit 3.

Row 2. Purl

Row 3. Knit 3 knit 2 tog. Knit to the last 5sts. Knit 2 tog. Knit 3. (42sts)

Row 4. Purl

Row 5. Knit 3, knit 2 tog, knit 12, knit 2 tog, knit 4, knit 2 tog, knit 12, knit 2 tog, knit 3. (38sts)

Row 6. Knit

Row 7. Knit 3, knit 2 tog, knit 10, knit 2 tog, knit 10, knit 2 tog, knit 3. (34sts).

Row 8. Knit

Row 9. Knit 3, knit 2 tog, knit 8, knit 2 tog, knit 4, knit 2 tog, knit 8, knit 2 tog, knit 3.

Row 10. Knit

Cast off.

Make up.

Join together sides of sole and then up back until garter stitch section.

Continue joining up back seam until ankle height. Pass wool through to the inside then continue joining roll down top.

Finish off ends.

I added a little stitch to keep the top rolled down.

Enjoy.

Janine 💕