How to Knit Booties - dummies

How to Knit Booties

Knitted booties look complex, but these are anything but. The ribbon trim on these knitted booties pull together the edges to create the tops and close across baby’s feet.


Here are the materials and vital statistics for this project:

  • Size: Newborn to 3 months

  • Yarn: Berroco Comfort DK sport-weight yarn (50% Superfine Nylon/50% Superfine Acrylic); 178 yards per 50 grams; 1 skein; Color: 2740

  • Needles: One pair of US 6 (4 mm) needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

  • Gauge: 5 1/2 stitches and 6 rows per 1 inch

Knit these booties for your favorite little feet:

  1. With size US 6 needles, cast on 38 sts.

  2. Follow this stitch pattern:

    Rows 1–6: Work in garter st.

    Row 7: K2, m1 in next 2 sts, k10, m1 in next 4 sts, k2, m1 in next 4 sts, k10, m1 in next 2 sts, k2 (50 sts).

    Row 8: Knit.

    Row 9: K17, m1 in next 4 sts, k8, m1 in next 4 sts, k17.

    Rows 10–14: Work in garter st.

    Row 15: K17, (k2tog, k2) twice, k2tog, k4, (k2tog, k2) twice, k2tog, k17.

    Row 16: Knit.

    Row 17: K17, (k2tog, k1) twice, k2tog, k2, (k2tog, k1) twice, k2tog, k17 (46 sts).

    Row 18: Knit.

    Row 19: K17, k2tog 6 times, k17.

    Row 20: Knit.

    Bind off.

  3. Starting at the cast-on seam, sew along the seam and up the side to form the bootie.

  4. Thread ribbon or I-cord through the final row for decoration, if desired.