Size: 3-6 (6-9) months
Foot length: 3.75 (4.25) inches
Red - Tivoli Luxor (56% Polyamid, 26% Viscose, 18% Dralon; 109yd/100m per 50g ball)
White - King Cole Smooth DK (100% Acrylic; 236yd/216m per 100g ball)
Black - King Cole Smooth DK (100% Acrylic; 236yd/216m per 100g ball)
Note: This pattern will work with any DK weight yarn; only a small amount of each colour is required, I had enough of the red to make 3 pairs. GGH Mystik shade 25 is a good alternative for the red sparkly yarn although is handwash only.
Needles 3.25 mm /US 3 and 4 mm / US 6 .
3 stitch holders, safety pins or waste yarn.
Tension 22 sts/30 rows = 4" in stocking stitch on 4 mm /US 6 needles
2x2 rib = * k2, p2. Rep from * to end of row.
Stripe sequence = in stocking stitch starting with a knit row [RS] * work 2 rows in Black, work 2 rows in White. Rep from * for required number of rows. Carry the yarn up the side of the work.
M1F = From the front, lift loop between stitches with left needle, knit into back of loop.
M1B = From the back, lift loop between stitches with left needle, knit into front of loop.
3 needle cast off = with an equal number of sts on each needle, fold the work so the right side faces inwards. Using a spare needle, insert it into the front of the first stitch from each needle and knit both stitches together. *Work the following stitch the same and pass the first stitch over the second. Rep from * to end and draw the yarn through the final st. If you do not have a spare 4 mm / US 6 needle then exchange one set of sts to a 3.25 mm / US 3 needle.
Corrections shown in red.
No babies were harmed in production of this pattern.
Worked in one piece [make 2]
Leg Using 3.25 mm / US 3 needles and White cast on 28 (32) sts.
Work 2x2 rib for 4 rows.
Change to 4 mm / US 6 needles and work 18 (18) rows in stripe sequence.
Place 11 (13) sts on a holder or some waste yarn.
Instep Keeping stripe sequence correct join in White to RS and work 6 (6) sts.
Place the remaining 11 (13) sts on a holder or some waste yarn.
Working on the 6 (6) sts turn and continue in stripe sequence for 8 (10) rows ending with a knit row.
Next row: p1, p2tog, p2tog tbl, p1
Place the 4 (4) toe sts on a holder or some waste yarn.
With RS facing and using Red
Place 11 (13) sts from 1st holder onto 4 mm / US 6 needles and knit.
Pick up and knit 9 (11) sts along instep at each row end starting at the first White row.
K 4 (4) toe sts from holder.
Pick up and knit 9 (11) sts along instep at each row end.
K 11 (13) sts from remaining holder.
44 (52) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Row 1: k19 (23), M1B, k6 (6), M1F, k19 (23).
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: k19 (23), M1B, k8 (8), M1F, k19 (23).
Row 4: Purl Row 5: k19 (23), M1B, k10 (10), M1F, k19 (23).
50 (58) sts.
Row 1: k1, k2tog, k17 (21), k2tog, k 6 (6), k2 tog, k17 (21), k2tog, k1.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: k1, k2tog, k16 (20), k2tog, k 4 (4), k2 tog, k16 (20), k2tog, k1.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: k1, k2tog, k15 (19), k2tog, k 2 (2), k2 tog, k15 (19), k2tog, k1.
38 (46) sts.
Work 2 rows in garter stitch.
Next row: k19 (23) sts, leaving the remaining 19 (23) sts on the right hand needle.
Cast off using the 3 needle cast off method.
Join sole and back seam using mattress stitch.
Weave in the ends.
If you have any problems with the pattern please don't hesitate to get in touch.
A huge thanks to Pam for contacting me regarding a pattern error.
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