Saturday, June 20, 2009


My colleague made Saartje's Booties for a friend, and they were so darling that I had to make a pair for my boyfriend's cousin's second child.

Materials I used: Small amounts of Knit Picks Shine Sport Yarn, Terracotta (cc) and River (mc). Size 2 (2.75) needles. 4 buttons (the extra shirt buttons that you get from hotel sewing kits worked perfectly!

Making the larger size in the pattern, my booties are about 3.5 inches long. These knit up so unbelievably fast that you could whip up a pair if in the morning with a baby shower that same afternoon. I like the blue/orange combination because it ends up being pretty gender neutral.


  1. I am trying to make these and am having trouble understanding how to do the straps. The pattern instructions are hard. Do you have better instructions that you could send to me, Please and Thanks

    1. Donna, Unfortunately this is not my design so I do not have any other instructions to share. You should try contacting the designer directly. Her blog is here ( and there may be contact information there.

  2. Thanks for the link to the blog.