Saturday, September 12, 2009
I've spent some time looking for knit Mary Jane baby booties to knit for friend's newborns. But I never found one that was knit in the around. I dislike seams, I dislike finishing on knit items. I prefer minimal finishing. So I worked out my own pattern here. It's all knit up in one piece from the sole to the strap. The button hole is an eyelet, and I even made it with knitted buttons (child safety). It's the perfect last minute knitting as a gift. I did one slipper on a train ride to London (about an hour)!
One of the nicest things in the world that anyone could receive as a gift is a hand knitted item. These beautiful Mary Jane style slippers are knit in the round using garter stitch and fastened with eyelet and safety knit pearl button. A fast and easy project that makes for a lovely baby gift!
Fits 0-6 months. Foot length approx. 3". Ankle approx. 4".
P/S If you're not a knitter, or you just need a baby gift in a rush, you can buy a pair from me on Etsy!
Knit-à-Porter: Lulu Baby Slippers Knitting Pattern
P/S You don't knit, you say? No problem. The booties are available ready-to-wear from my online shop!