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« on: June 02, 2006 06:13:08 PM »

I have a baby bootie pattern that I love: they look great and are easy to whip up. However, after making many pairs as gifts, one mother told me that she can't use them because they fall off the baby's feet (i.e., are totally useless). 

Does anyone have any recommendations for baby bootie patterns that STAY on their little feet? I'm surrounded by babies, and booties are such a nice little gift to whip up that it would be nice to have a pattern for booties that look cute and are actually functional as well.

thanks!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2006 10:32:17 PM »

There's a "stay on" baby bootie pattern in Knitting for Baby (babies?) by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas.  It uses fine gauge yarn - I think it's knit on 3s?  There's also another pair of beginner booties in that same book.  They both have an i-cord tie that's threaded thru at the ankle and a bit of a cuff.  The beginner booties are closer to worsted weight, I think.  I just knit them with Bernat Denim Style and a size 6 needle, but I didn't check my gauge because, well, they're booties.

I quite like that book - lots of simple, classic designs for baby knitting.

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2006 10:48:10 PM »

I have knitted both of these patterns for my children and found that they stay on well

http://www.fuzzygalore.biz/patterns/cbbooties.shtml
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevs-stay-on-booties.html
and what I alsofound workded was that anythihng with a long ankle cuff (maybe knit your pattern longer in that area??) and ankle ties (I know some mums don't like them, but I found with my girls it was the ONLY way to keep their booties on!  just use a nice stretchy yarn and either knit an I cord or crochet a chain rather than a non-stretchy ribbon to tiethem...)

and failing that what about little socks?Huh??  but again make them extra long in the leg so that they don't come off as easily...

but I think with babies and their gorgeous little round feet anything is going to wriggle off eventually..... ie there is no suchthing as a failsafe stay-on bootie........ one solution may be to make more than a pair as a gift?  why not give the mum 3 (or even 4!) matching booties? then it doesn't matter if she looses one - she still has a pairthat matches - and why not do the samewith baby socks....  lets face it - they take no time at all to knit so why not knit several pairs at once to provide her with spares??  (also useful for the foot in the pooey-nappy situation too!) - and anyone who has had a young baby will know about that one....

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2006 11:12:53 PM »

hey bloo

 "Better Than Booties Baby Socks"  http://www.interweave.com/knit/projects/gifts.asp - i've made these for a couple friends and they are sooo adorable! their parents love them too (as they don't slip off so easily)

totally love them - except they do take longer to knit than alot of bootie patterns (but not that much really)

 
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2006 05:48:57 AM »

Great! thanks everyone! I will check these patterns out!
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2006 06:43:55 AM »

ankle ties (I know some mums don't like them, but I found with my girls it was the ONLY way to keep their booties on!  just use a nice stretchy yarn and either knit an I cord or crochet a chain rather than a non-stretchy ribbon to tiethem...)

Would it work to thread a thin elastic where the tie would go? Thin elastic comes in black or white so hopefully you could use one of them and it to be too obvious. Checking out a pair of "socks" at the store would give an idea of how long the elastic should be. A few stitches to tack the ends togehter should hold it.
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2006 11:07:41 AM »

I've made these bootee several times with great success. http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babybootstwoneedle.htm
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2006 01:07:46 PM »

Oh, I like those ones! Kind of a cross between booties and socks, with a tie too- that looks really effective for staying-on power!

I think the problem with the pattern I was using before is that they were too wide at the ankle and thus could slip off way too easily, even when they were tied shut.
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2011 08:51:09 PM »

Necro-posting here, but I've made a couple pairs of those Christine's stay-on baby booties shown at the previously linked fuzzy galore site (and much the same shown with photos at string or nothing). I was wondering if adding a few rounds of ribbing at the ankle might not make them even more likely to stay on. Anyone tried this?
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2011 03:44:07 PM »

Now I'm thinking I might just adapt those Christine's stay-on booties by eliminating the purl welts on the sides of the bootie (i.e., just do all knit rounds), eliminate the eyelet round, and do an extra long ankle cuff as per tajhia's suggestion. It would give a totally different look to the bootie, but what I mostly like about the original pattern is the seamlessness, not the look. I haven't yet had an opportunity to field test the "stay on" part.
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