Baby-Hausschuhe (English)

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Dimensions:  about 9,5 cm (3,75 inches) long by 5 cm (2 inches) wide (sole)

Needle size: 4mm  – US 6  (and 3,5 mm – US 4)

Yarn: Schoeller und Stahl Merino Mix (or any other Aran (8wpi) yarn), you will need less than 50 g

Construction: You start knitting the sole back and forth. After you picked up stitches around the edge of the sole, you join in-the-round and shape the shoes with decreases. You complete the booties by working the cuff ribbing. The entire construction is seamless.

Abbreviations:

  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • k =  knit
  • m1 = make 1
  • k2tog = knit 2 together
  • p = purl

Pattern:

Sole: With 4mm/US 6 cast on 6 sts. (knit back and forth)

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  • Row 1: k all (WS)
  • Row 2:  k1, m1, k4, m1, k1  (8 sts)(RS)
  • Row 3: k all
  • Row 4: k1, m1, k6, m1, k1 (10 sts)
  • Row 5 – 33: k all (now the work has 17 garter stitch ridges and is about 8 cm (3,15 inches) long)
  • Row 34: k1, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k1  (8 sts)
  • Row 35: k all
  • Row 36: k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1 (6 sts)
  • Row 37: k all

Now the work measures approximately 9 cm (3,5 inches) by 4.5 cm (1,75 inches).

Shaping the shoe and cuff ribbing: Join in-the-round.

  • After finisching the first part, you pick up 40 sts around the edge of the sole (from the wrong side of the work): 18 sts from each side and 4 sts from the edge of the cast-on. With the 6 sts of the first part, now you have 46 sts in total on your needles. (Note: Don’t worry, if you haven’t picked up the exact number of stitches. You can correct it later before the ribbing.) Now you join in-the-round. (Mark the beginning of the round. There, the heel will be later.)
  • Round 1: p all
  • Round 2 – 6:  k all
  • Round 7: k 26,  place marker (it marks the middle of the toe), k to the end of the round (if you have a different number of stitches on your needles, you have to adjust the placement of the marker)
  • Round 8: k to 6 sts before marker, k2tog 3 times, slip marker, k2tog 3 times, k to the end of the round (40 sts)
  • Round 9: k all
  • Round 10: k to 6 sts before marker, k2tog 3 times, slip marker, k2tog 3 times, k to the end of the round (34 sts)
  • Round 11: k all
  • Round 12: k to 6 sts before marker, k2tog 3 times, slip marker, k2tog 3 times, k to the end of the round (28 sts)
  • Round 13: k all (Note: This round is a preparation for the cuff. It may be necessary to increase or decrease the number of stitches to a multiple of 4 for a 2×2-rib, or if desired, to an even number for a 1×1-rib.

Now work k2/p2 (this was my choice) or k1/p1 ribbing for 7 cm (2,75 inches). You can change to a smaller needle size (3,5 mm/US 4 for example), if you prefer a tighter cuff. (I knit very tightly, so I did not change the needle size.) Bind off loosely and weave in the ends. Work the second shoe just the same.

Happy knitting!

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8 Gedanken zu “Baby-Hausschuhe (English)

  1. Why is it that the 2nd shoe is exactly like the 1st? I would have thought with 46 stiches around, the 1/2-way point is 23. So if the center of the toe on the 1st shoe is placed at the 26th stitch, shouldn’t the 2nd shoe be a mirror image and have the center placed at the 20th stitch?

    1. You start the round not exactly at the middle of the heel. That is why the center of the toe is at the 26th stitch and not at the 23rd. And you can not knit the other way round. So the 2nd shoe is not a mirror image of the first one. I hope this helps.

  2. Hi

    I tried to make the same pattern, but I’m little confused whether I should repeat the round 13 for some more rows, in order to get the finished pattern as yours.

    1. Hi,
      it is not necessary to repeat round 13. It is only a preparation for the cuff to get the right stitch count. After that you work the ribbing in the round as long as you like. Mine was 7 cm. Good luck.

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