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Warming Up

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Posted - 11/09/2007 :  4:30:56 PM  Show Profile Send bartons15 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Am tired of using expensive yarn to knit the most adorable baby socks.....and they NEVER STAY ON THEIR FEET!!! No done with that. They look cute but are completely impractical. Anyone have any great bootie patterns that actually stay on?

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Posted - 11/09/2007 :  6:00:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlthis's Homepage Send purlthis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My absolutely favorite of all time baby patterns is . It's easy to memorize, and whips up in NO time! It only takes about 20 grams of yarn to make a pair if I recall correctly. GREAT for leftovers!!!

As I get older, I prefer to knit. Tracey Ullman UPDATED! WITH PICS!
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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 11/09/2007 :  6:02:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit yarnmama's Homepage Send yarnmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I know what you mean. I have had no success with ANYTHING staying on a baby foot. The closest I came were some basic booties that have a tie that goes around the ankle and the cuff goes at least half way up the calf. I can't point you to a specific pattern online but if you look around for some that look like that style they are the best kind I found.

ETA: here's one that looks like what I mean

Catherine Harrison
owner of Knitting Notions: Hand Dyed yarns, Handcrafted fiber arts tools, and more
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Posted - 11/10/2007 :  01:35:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I never have knit anything for the feet of my children when they were babies either. Nothing, and I mean nothing would stay on. Only when they were about 9 months old socks would start to stay on. They wore a lot of "troucers with the feet attached" to solve this problem.

I have knitted however a pair of Saartje's bootees (see as a present, mainly because they are so cute and also since they it is a real good left-over project.... Whether they stay on I don't know but they are so fast to make that you can always give it a try.


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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 11/10/2007 :  08:10:24 AM  Show Profile Send aprilshowers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've knit this pair as a gift but not sure how well they stay on. Since there is a tie I thought they would work:

That said, I never put booties on my DD when she was a baby. I did knit a ton of socks for her and just put soft-soled shoes on over them (like Robeez).
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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 11/11/2007 :  11:25:07 PM  Show Profile Send knitree a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Everyone I've given these booties to say they stay on their baby's feet: Stay-On Booties, from Knitting Tips and Trade Secrets, reissued in 2006.

Taking simple patterns and complicating them...
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New Pal

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Posted - 08/19/2014 :  2:21:42 PM  Show Profile Send Daylily a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the links! I will be knitting some booties and baby socks over the winter for my next grandchild due in late March or early April.

Daylily, another one tomorrow
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