I am so proud of these! These booties will go with the hat that's currently on the needles, for a baby which is due in the new year.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in red and purple
Needles: 2.5mm DPNs
Mods: The pattern as written is to knit them flat, then seam. I chose to follow the in the round instructions provided here as I wasn't keen on the idea of all that seaming and end weaving.
They've come out pretty small, so I'm worried they won't be of any use. I am reassured by Em who has knit them before that they will be fine, but I think I might make a second pair on larger needles, to make a slightly bigger set and then send them both just to be sure!
They knit up so quickly, and I even learned a new cast on method as you use the cable cast on to get the stitches for the straps. The buttons were ones I had left over from the packs of acrylic buttons I used on my advent calendar. I may have to use different colour buttons on the second pair, as I don't know if I have another 4 white ones! I might also do the colours the other way around.
More FOs over at Tami's!