Thursday, January 13, 2011
FP 3: 2 for Tripping
Date Began: January 8, 2010
Date Finished: January 9, 2010
Pattern Source: Craftster
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft - black & gray
Needles: US 6
Modifications: Cast on 19 for the blade, leave 4 on either end, bo 11
I just needed to have these for little Lilith to wear when we watch games. Especially now that she has her whole Penguins outfit (onesie, custom hat). What girl does not want hockey skate booties to keep her feet warm and show how much she loves the game?
These knit up super fast and would have been done in one afternoon if I had not taken one of those unintentional naps.
I left a long tail at the beginning (so glad I did) as I did not know at the beginning which edge would be stitched to close the boot. Turns out it is the cast on edge. So, I definitely recommend that. A simple whip stitch is all it took.
I originally had this great idea of using baby rick rack to lace up the boots, I don't recommend that. I ended up just using some gray scrap yarn to lace up and tie.
A great free pattern that could easily be adjusted with either larger/smaller needles/yarn or some math and little ones can be totally rocking the look on hockey night!