baby bear, mama bear and papa bear booties

Rainbow booties. - Making a pattern for booties.
The tiny one was made on size 3 needles, the next one on size 6's from the same pattern. Then I tossed that pattern, wrote my own pattern, and made the third one.
United States
January 29, 2007 9:43pm CST
This morning I set out to make a pair of baby booties using a free 'can't fail' pattern I found on the Internet. The pattern called for U.S. size 0 needles. I thought that was awfully small, so I used size 3's. The bootie came out tiny. So I switched to size 8 needles and made another one. This one came out bigger, and might fit a preemie but still smaller than what I had in mind. So I scrapped the pattern and rewrote it. The third bootie looks just about right though I may tweak the right angle by one more stitch. The foot part may be a bit too wide. Once I get the bugs worked out, my pattern will be easy to memorize and quick to make, so I'm happy.
2 responses
@suscan (1955)
• United States
30 Jan 07
They are cute, your pattern looks to be a nice size.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Wow, it sounds nice. size 0 is awkful small.