Teddy-bear booties

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MAIN BOOTIE (Make 2) Cast on 22(24) sts.

Smaller size only

Row 1: K2, [p2, k2] to end.

Row 2: P2, [k2, p2] to end.

Rep last 2 rows twice more. Larger size only

Row 1: [K2, p2] to end.

Rep last row 5 times more. Both sizes

Row 7: K15(16), turn.

Row 8: P8, turn.

Row 9: Sl1 pwise WYB, k to end. Row 10: Sl1 pwise, p to end. Rep rows 9-10, twice (3 times) more.

Leave sts on holder and break yarn. With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn to right­hand edge at base of rec­tan­gle just worked, at in­ner edge of 7(8) sts on

nee­dle. Pick up and knit 5(6) sts up first side, k8 sts on holder, pick up and knit 5(6) sts down sec­ond side, k rem 7(8) sts.

32 (36 sts)

Work 3 rows in st st beg with a p row.

Next row: K3, k2­tog, k to last 5 sts, ssk, k3. 30 (34 sts)

Next row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

28 (32 sts)

Next row: K3, k2­tog, k5(7), ssk, k4, k2­tog, k5(7), ssk, k3.

24 (28 sts)

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K3, k2­tog, k3(5), ssk, k4, k2­tog, k3(5), ssk, k3.

20 (24 sts)

Cast off kwise.

EAR (Make 4) Cast on 4 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Ssk, k2­tog. 2 sts Row 3: K2­tog. 1 st Fas­ten off.

TO MAKE UP

Sew back and sole seam us­ing flat stitch.

Stitch the ears in po­si­tion, us­ing the photograph as a guide.

Us­ing B, work two French knots for the eyes.

Us­ing B again, work a small coil of chain stitch for the nose and add a small ver­ti­cal stitch just be­low it.

Weave in all loose ends.

MA­TE­RI­ALS 1 x 100g ball Ka­tia Peru (chunky) yarn in 039 (A) Od­dment of light worsted (DK) yarn in black (B) NEE­DLES AND EQUIP­MENTPair of UK6 (5mm) knit­ting nee­dles Stitch holderYarn sewing nee­dle Large-eyed em­broi­dery nee­dle SIZES & TEN­SIONTo fit an aver­age baby 0–6 (6–12) months Ac­tual mea­sure­ments: length ap­prox 8.25cm/3½in) (10cm/4in)17 sts and 20 rows to 10cm (4in) square over stock­ing stitch on UK6 (5mm) nee­dles BE­FORE YOU STARTBeg – be­gin­ning; k – knit; k2­tog – knit 2 to­gether; kwise – knit­wise; p – purl; pwise – purl wise; rem – re­main­ing; RS – right side;Sl1 – slip 1; ssk – slip, slip, knit; WYB – with work­ing yarn in back.In­struc­tions in brack­ets re­fer to the larger (6-12 months) size. Cir­cle the size you wish to make. Keep lit­tle toes warm and toasty with these adorable booties

Knit­ted An­i­mal Socks and Hats by Fiona Goble, pub­lished by CICO Books (£12.99) Pho­tog­ra­phy © CICO Books

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