Baby Shoes

Baby shoes

Who could resist these tiny shoes? They’re quick to knit and make a perfect gift for a new baby.

Scroll down for our fabulous 35% off book offer!

To fit age, approximately
3-6 months
9-12 months
12-18 months

Finished measurements length of foot
3-6m: 11cm (4 1/4in)
9-12m: 13cm (5in)
12-18m: 15cm (6in)

Yarn
1 x 50g ball of Rowan 4 ply Cotton (photographed in pink/Orchid 120)

NEEDLES
Pair of 3mm (UK 11) knitting needles

EXTRAS
2 ribbon rosebuds, 50cm/19-in of 3mm/1/8in wide satin ribbon and 160cm/63in of 1cm/3/8in wide ribbon for ties

TENSION
28 sts and 52 rows to 10cm/4in measured over moss st using 3mm (UK 11) needles or size to obtain correct tension.

ABBREVIATIONS
K
knit, P purl, st(s) stitch(es), inc increasing, foll following, alt alternate, WS wrong side, beg beginning, tbl through back of loop, psso pass slipped stitch over, patt pattern

SHOES (make 2)
Using 3mm (UK 11) needles, cast on 21 (25: 29) sts.
Row 1 (RS) K1, *P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Row 2 Inc in first st, P1, *K1, P1, rep from * to last st, inc in last st. 23 (27: 31) sts.
These 2 rows form moss st and start shaping.
Work in moss st, inc 1 st at each end of 2nd row and foll 3 (4: 5) alt rows. 31 (37: 43) sts.
Work 1 row, ending with WS facing for next row.
Dec 1 st at each end of next row and foll 4 (5: 6) alt rows. 21 (25: 29) sts.
Work 1 row, ending with WS facing for next row.

Shape heel
Cast on 5 (6: 7) sts at beg of next row. 26 (31: 36) sts.
Inc 1 st at end of 2nd row and foll 4 (5: 6) alt rows. 31 (37: 43) sts.
Work 1 row, ending with WS facing for next row.
Cast off 19 (21: 23) sts at beg and inc 1 st at end of next row. 13 (17: 21) sts.
Work 10 (14: 18) rows, ending with RS facing for next row.
Dec 1 st at beg of next row, then cast on 19 (21: 23) sts at beg of foll row. 31 (37: 43) sts.
Dec 1 st at beg of next row and foll 4 (5: 6) alt rows. 26 (31: 36) sts.
Work 1 row, ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast off in moss st.

Making up
Do NOT press.
Sew together straight row-end edges to form heel seam. Sew upper to sole around shaped edges, easing in fullness.

Edgings (make 2)
Using 3mm (UK 11) needles and M, cast on 4 sts.
Row 1 K1, P3.
Row 2 K1, M1, K1 tbl, M1, sl 1, K1, psso. 5 sts.
Row 3 K1, P2, [K1, P1] twice into next st, P1. 8 sts.
Row 4 Cast off 4 sts (one st on right needle), K1,
M1, sl 1, K1, psso. 4 sts.
These 4 rows form patt.
Work in patt until strip, unstretched, fits around entire foot opening edge of Shoe, ending after patt row 4.
Cast off.

Join cast-on and cast-off ends of Edging, then sew straight row-end edge to foot opening edge of Shoe, matching edging seam to heel seam.

Using photograph as a guide, thread narrower ribbon through edge of Edging, just inside
scalloped edge, joining ends of ribbon at centre back. Sew on ribbon rosebuds to front of foot. Cut wider ribbon into 4 equal lengths. Attach one end of each length to foot opening edge of Shoe approximately 2cm/3/4in forward from heel seam, to form ankle tie.

BookBook offer

This pattern is taken from the adorable book Baby Knits by Lois Daykin, published by Rowan at £12.99.

Take advantage of our exclusive offer, and order your copy for just £8.45 including p&p – that’s a saving of 35%! Please call the credit card hotline on 01273 488005 quoting offer code R1346 and product code 14839, or email [email protected], quoting the same codes. Offer ends 31 August 2008.

To see more Rowan designs, and buy yarns and patterns, visit www.knitrowan.com

 

Comments:

“These are adorable ,love them”

Linda Willis – Friday 13th Jul 2012

“these are lovely,, who could not like them. thanks. gillian”

Gillian Graham – Thursday 28th Oct 2010

 

Post Your Comment

You must be logged in to submit a comment.

Share this page

Leave a Reply

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Please wait while we process your request.

Do not refresh or close your window at any time.