Sunday, October 02, 2005

ugg booties: pattern from knitty gritty

"Ugg" Booties

From "Knitty Gritty"
episode DKNG-110

Sizes: 3-6 (9-12) months.

Yarn: Suede by Berroco (100 percent nylon, 1-3/4 oz/50g ball, 120 yds: 1 ball #3714 "Hopalong Cassidy" (main color); 1 ball #3714 "Wild Bill" (sole color)
Plush by Berroco (100 percent nylon, 1-3/4 oz/50g ball, 90 yds): 1 ball #1901 Crema (finishing) One pair sizes 4 and 5 straight needles (or size to obtain gauge for smaller siz), and 1 pair size 5 and 6 straight needles (or size to obtain gauge for larger size)
Other Supplies: large-eye yarn needle; row counter (optional)

Gauge: 24 stitches = 4" (10cm) in st st using size 5 for smaller size; 21 stitches = 4" (10cm) in st st using size 6 for larger size.

Note: Directions are the same for both sizes. For the smaller size use the size 4 and 5 needles; to make the larger size use size 5 and 6 needles.

Stitches Used in This Pattern
K – knit
P – purl
St st – stockinette stitch, knit 1 row, purl the next row
Yf – yarn forward (increase)
P2 tog – purl 2 stitches together (decrease)
SKP – slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped stitch over knit

To Begin
With smaller needles and Wild Bill cast on 26 stitches and knit 1 row.

Row 1: k1, yf, k11, [yf, k1] twice, yf, k11, yf, k1.
Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: knit (when you reach the yf knit in the back of the stitch).
Row 3: k2, yf, k11, yf, k2, yf, k3, yf, k11, yf, k2.
Row 5: k3, yf, k11, [yf, k4] twice, yf, k11, yf, k3.
Row 7: k4, yf, k11, yf, k5, yf, k6, yf, k11, yf, k4
Row 9: k5, yf, k11, [yf, k7] twice, yf, k11, yf, k5.

Change to larger needles and Hopalong Cassidy.
Rows 11,13,15,17: knit.
Rows 12,14,16,18: purl.

Shaping the instep (to see a step-by-step demo, go to the website)

Shape Instep
Row 1: k 29, SKP, turn.
Row 2: sl 1, p 7, p 2 tog, turn.
Row 3: sl 1, k7, SKP, turn.
Rows 4 –13: repeat rows 2 and 3 five times.
Row 14: repeat row 2.
Row 15: sl 1, k7, SKP, knit to the end of the row.
Row 16: p 21, p 2 tog, purl to the end of the row (35 stitches).

Work in st st (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) for 2", ending with a purl row.

Change to Plush and work 2 rows knit, then bind off in knit.

With Plush weave yarn under and over the stitches on sides of booties and over the instep. Sew bottom seam of booties and back seam.

Knit Bit: Would you believe that there are about a hundred yards of yarn in a pair of baby booties? That's about the length of a football field!

trauma in the LR

i thought i'd share this story maybe someone will get a laugh.
i nearly knocked myself out yesterday vacuuming.. ha!
i smashed my head into the corner of a shelf and it knocked me to floor where i smashed the other side of my head..ugh. pain killer central and no relief.. i want cookies not a smash sandwich!