How to Loom Knit Baby Booties

    CRAFTS CLASSES
    TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY
    by Beth Celli

    About the Author

    Beth Celli is a native New Yorker who is now based in Delaware. She has a varied background in both health care and education, having worked in several different hospitals and medical centers prior to teaching allied health classes. She attended New York University and her writing has appeared on various online publications.

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    It is important to keep little feet warm and toasty, making baby booties a necessity for newborns. Using a loom, it hand-knit booties for the baby in your life are just a few wraps away. Quick to complete, these booties use only a small amount of yarn. Loom knit them in several different colors so every outfit has a coordinating pair. You can purchase a special baby bootie loom, but a regular round knitting loom works just as well.

    Things You'll Need

    • Flower loom
    • Loom tool or crochet hook
    • Yarn
    • Scissors
    • Yarn needle
    • Ribbon

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    Tie a slip knot in your yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail, and place the knot on the anchor peg on the side of the loom. This is the only peg on the side.

    Wrap your working yarn around all 12 pegs, pulling yarn behind and around the front of each peg. Each peg should have one loop of yarn wrapped around.

    Wrap each peg again in the same manner, leaving two loops on each peg.

    Using your loom tool, pull the bottom loop up and over the top loop of every peg. This is called knitting off, and leaves you with one loop on every peg. This completes row one.

    Wrap each peg again, putting two loops on each peg.

    Knit off all pegs again, completing row two.

    Continue to wrap each peg and knit off every stitch for a total of 12 rows.

    Carefully reach inside the loom and find your first row of stitches. Locate the tail from where you began.

    Align your stitches, lining up the tail with the first peg. Place the stitch from the first row back on the first peg. You now have two loops on peg one.

    Repeat placing the stitch from the first knit row back on the corresponding pegs. This gives you two loops on all 12 pegs.

    Knit these stitches by bringing the bottom loop up and over the top loop.

    Continue wrapping each peg and knitting off the row for another 12 rows.

    Cut the working yarn, leaving about 15 inches of a tail.

    Thread the yarn needle.

    Bring the yarn needle through the loop on the first peg and continue bringing the yarn needle through the loops, in order, for all 12 pegs.

    Pull the yarn tightly to form the toe of the bootie.

    Knot the yarn at the toe. Trim the tail to about 3 inches long and weave into the bootie.

    Take a piece of ribbon and thread it through the fold at the top of the bootie.

    Tie the ribbon in a pretty bow to complete the bootie.

    Repeat all steps to make a matching bootie to complete the pair.

    • Choose a bulky yarn or two stands of worsted weight yarn held together and worked as one strand throughout. Use something very soft, so it is gentle on the baby’s feet.
    • Use yarn instead of ribbon and add some pom-poms for a different look.

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