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Finish Free Baby Jane Booties

Pink Booties 2

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Our wonderful accountant Melanie was just blessed with a new Grand Baby.  Addison was a 10 pound bundle of Joy!  Grandma has been knitting fast and furious trying to knit her grand baby a wonderful reversible baby blanket from 100% Superwash merino wool.  I promised I would work on hats, booties, a bonnet, and nice little Mary Jane slippers.  I have come up with a pattern for Mary Janes using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino aran weight yarn that is knit from the bottom up with no left or right foot and no button holes to worry about.  With Judy's Magic cast on and Jeny's stretchy bind off and using the magic loop method (with ChiaoGoo circular needles) for two at a time slippers, you can be done with this nifty little project before your favorite late night show is over!  I have knit this pattern with different yarns such as pure alpaca, Malabrigo Rios, and Aran weight Debbie Bliss to name a few.  The pattern had to be altered to accommodate the different types of yarn but all of the slippers turned out darling with almost instant gratification.  I hope you all have fun knitting this week.  I am off to finish my knit a sweater in 30 days this weekend so I'll post my accomplishments on that project next week. Aran Weight Baby Janes Pink Booties 2 Pink Booties 1  
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Posted by Melissa on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 17:58

So cute! I love the look!

Posted by Marlen on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 17:58

Can’t locate the free pattern Kelley! Baby Janes?

Posted by Kjirstine Prickett on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 17:58

Click on the “Get the free pattern” link at the top of the blog post.

Posted by Sherri Hilyer Mirseyedi on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 17:58

Love the Maryjane slippers.
I downloaded the pattern, but do not understand what “m1” means.
Can you explain that stitch?
Thanks!

Posted by JoAn Stevenson on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 17:58

how do you get the free pattern? Thanks, JoAn

Posted by Melissa Burnett on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 17:58

Cathy, Youtube is very helpful for techniques:
I found Judy’s Magic Cast On HERE by Judy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pmxRDZ-cwo

And Jeny’s Stretchy Bind Off here by Cat Bordhi (she’s such a joy to learn from!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBhe-JYmgI

Posted by Pamela sierpinski on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 17:58

Make one stitch

Posted by Cathy on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 17:58

How do you do Judy’s magic cast on and Jeny’s Stretchy Bind Off?

Posted by Kjirstine Prickett on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 17:58

Click on the “Get the Free Pattern” link at the top of the post.

Posted by Kjirstine Prickett on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 17:58

Thanks for noticing that we missed part of the instructions! M1 is make one left. Put your needle under the bar between the two stitches and knit that bar through the back loop. We will update the pattern.

Posted by Cathy Tengan on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 17:58

Mahalo (thank you) Melissa. I googled the cast on/bind off stitches & found a couple YouTube videos very resourceful.

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