Handmade Monday 37

These are the second pair of these delightful little bootees I’ve made and I found the pattern over on Ravelry. They are knitted in Sirdar Baby Bamboo which is lovely mixed yarn in 80% bamboo and 20% wool.  It knits beautifully and the yarn gives lovely stitch definition, although this ball seemed to split whilst knitting more than the pink yarn I used here and behaved a bit more like a cotton yarn.

It’s a double knitting weight yarn and I knitted it on 3.75mm bamboo (as it happens – isn’t that a bit like cannibalism?) needles.  The colour is 133 Willow.  It’s described as a summer weight yarn but in modern centrally heated homes its fine for year round use.  The straps open and close using a flower shaped sparkly buttons sewn on in vintage silk twist. 

The bootees are a lovely project for novice knitters, there is no complicated stitch work but I’m happy to help if anyone needs advice.  They are a quick, satisfying and pretty project for competent knitters too.  Just the thing to immerse yourself in on a dank Autumnal day.

Hello to everyone over at Handmade Monday 37.


  1. Wendy

    It’s this kind of thing that makes me wish I could knit! They are so adorable and with a new baby granddaughter due in November, they’d be well received!

  2. RosMadeMe

    Lovely bootees… I love knitting bootees as they are a real quick fix when you need to make something, I can make a pair on the train 🙂 I love the little buttons and knitting them in cream is brilliant when peeps don’t know the sex of the baby.

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