Wednesday, November 18, 2009

so tiny

I've been knitting little baby bootlets, two different friends of mine are expecting new babies this winter. I've never made these before; baby feet must be really tiny. The pattern, from Elizabeth Zimmerman's "The Opinionated Knitter" is not only quick and easy, being all in garter stitch, but it is a topological treat - you knit starting from the top and back edge of the boot in to the center front, then pick up and knit out again to the bottom of the foot, ending up with an oddly shaped, not really flat, bit. A bit of stitching and it turns nicely into something foot-shaped. Ever so much nicer than faffing about with a bunch of wee double pointed needles

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