These stripy booties, 50 Baby Bootees to Knit by Zoe Mellor, have been in the works for awhile now. I knit the first bootie three times before I got it right, but the pattern itself is clearly written and very easy to execute if you are paying proper attention.
I used Creative Focus Cotton DK yarn in a bright orange and white. I think these colors work for either a boy or girl, don't you?
I made a couple of modifications. For starters, one of my early mistakes was not changing back to the main color when joining the picot edge. As a result I ended up with white "top stitching" along the top of the sole and I found it to be such a happy mistake that I purposely knit it that way in the final version. I think it gives the bootie a sportier vibe.
I also added some faux lace ties to complete that running shoe look.
One word of caution: These knit up large. I did the 6-9 month size and I suspect they'll fit the average 12 month old. If I were to knit them again with a baby in mind, I'd definitely choose the 3-6 month size.
So, what's on or just off your needles this weekend?