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Striped Baby BootiesDesigned by Carole Barenys
Size 4 (US) double point needles 2 colors sport weight yarn (yellow and white as shown)
In garter st, 13 sts=2" Instructions:
CO 48 sts with yellow. Work K 1 round—P 1 round for 6 or 7 garter stitch ridges. (Use 7 ridges for a slightly wider fit, better suited to well-fed babies.) While working the last P round, place marker in center at 24 sts from beginning (where the tail of the yarn is). Upper:
Join white yarn. K to within 3 sts of marker. Work 2 sts together, K 1, pass marker, K 1, work 2 sts together (use a decrease stitch that gives you symmetrical left-right slants), finish round. Work another round in white the same way. Twist white with yellow yarn, and work 2 rounds in color in the same manner. Keep working 2-round stripes, working decreases each round. After the 3rd white stripe, break off white yarn. Work one more K round in yellow, ending at heel. (26 sts remain) Open Collar:
K 13 to marker, turn.
P 26 to marker, turn.
K 26 to marker, turn.
P 26 to marker, turn. K 5 rows for garter stitch cuff— opening will now be wide enough to work on 2 needles—you can still work on the dpn's. Bind off in K (WS). Finishing:
Sew sole shut. Weave in loose ends.
Make a chain with color and thread it in and out 5 times, just below the garter stitch cuff. Tie in front. See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.