Alright, my Irish heritage coupled with the fact that my best friend is due with her 2nd son on St. Patrick's day, has me on 11 when it comes to shamrock inspired design. These babies knit up in an evening so start now, and your wee laddy or lass will be doing a jig, just in time! xoxo, Vickie
Bootie Go Bragh
Shamrock Baby Shoes
1 Ball "LOVE" (Vickie Howell Collection). Color (MC): Wesley & Buttercup (white)-- or any, sport-weight yarn.
Scraps "LOVE" (Vickie Howell Collection). Color (CC): Mulder & Scully (jade green)-- or any, sport-weight yarn.
US size 6 DPNS
With MC, CO 35 sts. Using only two of the dpns, work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 1 3/4". BO.
Count in 14 sts. in from the top right-side. With MC, pu 9sts.
Next row (WS): Purl
Repeat last 2 rows 3 more times.
Leaving 9 sts on hold on needle, seam up bottom, heal and top foot panel.
Using tapestry needle and CC and back stitch, embroider Shamrock (or whatever design yourlittle heart desires) onto the top foot panel.
With MC and 2nd & 3rd DPNS, pu 17 sts around the ankle of bootie.
Next row: In MC, k1, p1 to end.
Next row: Switch to CC, *k1, p1 to end.
Repeat last 2 rows once more.
Next TWO rows: In MC, k1, p1 to end.
Weave in ends. Stuff toes with tissue to block.
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