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