Sheik Yerbouti (or Roll-Top Koigu Booties)


Pattern: Roll-Top Bootees from 50 Baby Bootees to Knit
Yarn: Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino in #132Y
Needles: US 2 double-pointed needles
Recipient: Sonny

Notes: Is anything cuter than a bootie? And why are there, apparently, so many different ways to spell "bootie"? Mysteries all. These turned out way cute, I think, though I'm hoping they are the right shape to fit a baby's foot - they seem big at 3.5" long, but what do I know. As is my wont with things that are supposed to match, one is slightly larger than the other. And oh, er, note that I haven't woven in the ends in these photos because I'm a lazy slob. You don't care, do you?

I'd seen James' stay-put booties, which used Koigu for a different pattern that required a lot of purling on dpns to cripple your digits. The pattern U settled on originally called for two colors of Jaeger 4-ply, and included color changes and embellishments. I just pared the new pattern down to the basic bootie shape and it worked pretty well with the Koigu.

If you're interested in booties and baby shoes, Zoe Mellor's book, 50 Baby Bootees to Knit, includes tons of cute and often witty patterns (and a few blaaah ones too) for wee feet.

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Related Entries:
Sheik Yerbouti
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ps - this is a bit of a james-fest, but i wanted to say my newish finished project format borrows heavily from hers, which is so well-organized!

Posted by jess at January 7, 2005 1:54 PM

These are so cute! I'm not typically a fan of booties, but I like these in the strong colors. Much more fun than pale blue or pink. Great job!

Posted by: Molly at January 7, 2005 3:11 PM

These are sooooo adorable. I want a pair for my big feet...though I think they may not be quite as cute. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Suzanne at January 7, 2005 6:51 PM

Oh my gosh! I am reeling!! Those are the cutest booties I have ever seen! I LOVE the yarn color! I wish my kids were still small enough to wear wee little booties :)

Posted by: Cassi at January 7, 2005 9:18 PM

These booties are so cute!

Posted by: Kelly at January 8, 2005 9:31 AM

thanks :-)!

Posted by: jess at January 8, 2005 1:16 PM

omg... those booties are perfect!! i'm all warm and fuzzy just looking a them!

Posted by: missa at January 9, 2005 11:46 AM

OK, I've been silently reading your blog for a while now, but I just can't NOT comment on these booties. They are amazing: great design, great colors, great pattern name! My 2-month-old niece lives in Brooklyn, so I am always on the lookout for funky, hip knits to make her (fashionable Brooklyn babies don't wear pastels, as you know). I'm going to have to go hunting for this bootie pattern book.

Posted by: Arin at January 10, 2005 12:15 PM

GORGEOUS! Those came out beautiful!!!

Posted by: Illanna at January 11, 2005 3:41 PM

Those booties are ADORABLE....just the word bootie is fun to say. And these creations are just too cute -- I could stare at them all day!

Posted by: Leslie at January 13, 2005 7:37 PM

very very cute! and your post was made just in time for me. i've been trying to make a hat from knitting for baby, but i can't get the gauge right. how many skeins did you use?


Posted by: athena at January 14, 2005 1:26 PM

These are the most beautiful things ever! I keep returning to this page to look at them... and have now bought some KPPM of my own.

Posted by: tracing at May 10, 2007 7:33 AM

I am so pleased to see these, as I've been wondering if I can use Koigu, which I love, to make roll-tops. I agree with the comment above: I can't stand the pink and blue nonsense and would much rather use vibrant colors like these. It would be easy to do a roll-brim hat to match, too.

Posted by: Kathryn at June 14, 2009 8:36 PM

They are amazing: great design, great colors, great pattern name! My 2-month-old niece lives in Brooklyn, so I am always on the lookout for funky, hip knits to make her (fashionable Brooklyn babies don't wear pastels, as you know).

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