Many people think knitting is hard to learn. There is nothing further from the truth. Learning how to knit is not only easy but fun. At first, you will be a bit slow, but as you gain more confidence, your hands will fly into creating awesome pieces.
The best way to start is by making simple pieces. Baby Shoes is for sure a great beginning. You can take the learning curve into making something meaningful for a little one in the family. The best part is that you don’t need to spend money on baby’s shoes that can be sold for high prices.
What Do You Need to Knit Baby Shoes
There are a few materials you need to begin knitting. Once you get this starter kit and learn the basics, you are good to go on making some cute baby shoes.
- Straight Knitting Needles size 6.
- Cotton or Wool Yarn for size 6 needles.
- Tapestry needle.
How to start knitting
The first thing you need to do is learn how to perform the basics. Start small, and once you get the most simple twist of the needles you can go ahead and put it together into patterns.
Make a slipknot: To make this basic knot, first pull a length of yarn from your ball. Then, twist it so it makes a loop. Pull another loop of yarn from the open end of your strand through your first loop. And you should have something looking like this.
Cast on your stitches:
- You must insert one of the knitting needles through the loop of the slipknot.
- Pull the strand of yarn on either side of the loop to tighten it. Make sure there is enough yarn at the end that isn’t attached to your ball of yarn, about 1 foot. That’s what you will use to cast on your stitches. Casting is very important, and the number of stitches cast will determine the starting width of your project.
- With the needle on the right-hand wrap a loop of yarn around your left thumb.
- The next step is to insert the needle under the loop on the left finger.
- Pull a piece of the strand from the side, the one attached to the ball over the top of the needle
- Lift the loop made by the left thumb over the piece of yarn you placed over it. Finally, pull your left-hand strand to tighten it.
Repeat these five steps every time you want to cast on a stitch.
Knitting Baby Shoes Step by Step
Step 1: Knit the Baby shoe ankle section.
Begin by casting 38 stitches. Then knit only 8 central stitches to shape the toe cap. Then, knit 23 stitches.
Step 2: Continue by knitting 8 stitches.
Then, continue the work until you have completed 8 rows. The first stitch should be left without being knitted. There will be 4 little bumps on the edge of the work due to not knitting the first stitch.
Step 3: Insert the left knitting needle through the 4 little bumps on the edge.
This is how the left needle will keep up with the number of casts from the right.
Step 4: Continue to knit the row normally.
You will end up having all the stitches on one needle. You must repeat the steps above up to this point one time
Step 5: Knit the toe cap section of the baby shoes.
You will accomplish this by knitting 6 more rows.
Step 7: Finnish knitting the sole of the baby shoes.
You will follow the sequence of 7 stitches, then 2 stitches together. Turn the work around, do the same until you have 14 stitches left.
Step 8:Knit the remaining stitches on the left needle.
Once you have the stitches all in one needle, you can bind them off
Step 9: Cut the yarn.
Leave a long tail. You will use this long thread to seam the heel section to ultimately close the baby shoe booties
Step 10: Knit the laces
- Cast on 20 stitches on a needle
- knit 10 stitches on the heel area
- Once the 10 stitches have been knitted, cast on another 20 stitches on the needle
Step 11: Finish the knitted baby shoes.
Work on the 50 stitches for two rows. Bind the stitches on the third row. This is the final step, and you will have in your hand a cute baby shoe. Experiment with different yarn colors, and make the best shoe your imagination can create.