10.29.2011

The Tiniest Baby Shoes


One of the very first things I cast on for our new baby are these ridiculously tiny and adorable baby shoes from the pattern, Saartje's Bootees.


This is actually the biggest size that the pattern offers, and they are just SO small. I wondered for a long time whether or not they would actually be big enough, but in the end decided to just complete the pair and hope for the best. It helped that I was reassured by two very kind knitters who provided photographic proof that these shoes do actually fit newborns. 

I suppose that newborns are much smaller than I actually remember them being. :)

This is one of the cutest unisex baby bootee patterns that I have come across, and they work up in no time! I would love to make more in different colors and using different yarn weights for some size variation.

I've already planned out our baby's "first outing" outfit. I think these bootees add the perfect touch.







26 comments:

kateontheway said...

That outfit...
so cute I might just get nauseous.
Baby Sophisticate has long been in my queue. It's such a dapper woolen thing.

CU@5 said...

This outfit is so cute! I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I still can't decide what to knit first for my baby-girl.

judy said...

Best dressed baby ever. So cute, Alana.

Cambria said...

I knit a pair of these for a baby cousin in brown and pink. I just about died, they were so cute. Definitely the best baby shoe ever :)

steph said...

absolutely adorable!!! I love making those little booties and you are quite right, the yarn/time/cuteness ratio is over the top!
work with the outfit perfectly!!

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

I have been loving looking at all the wonderful things you have made for your coming little man. He is going to be the best dressed baby around (and will certainly be bragging rights for his talented Momma!).

I am kind of envious of you... I could have another six weeks before I can be done with pregnancy and we get to meet our newest daughter. I have currently finished the "Classic Cardigan" by Debbie Bliss and have cast on for "Pants to Match" by her as well (although I have revamped both patterns so they match a bit better, as they are not the "real" matching set). And I have one pair of adorable booties done and in the hospital bag! Still hoping to get in a hat and maybe a toy and maybe booties to match the cardigan and pants . . .

Deb said...

Such a handsome outfit!

Overanalyzer: said...

Just got my copy of the book in the mail - absolutely love it. Nice touch with all the info about your favorite areas! Also, I'm due on the 8th with a little boy, I think I have to make the aviatrix hat too!

grandmastatus said...

So cute!

ctexas said...

Makes me want a new grand baby. But very doubtful for me. So cute can't wait to see your new addition

Karen said...

Such a cute little outfit. I love the Sartje's booties too! Such an ingenious pattern. You will have eto be sure to post pictures.

Nell said...

Lovely, from tip to toes.

kristal135 said...

That really is so cute! Just received my copy of Coastal Knits! I am so glad I purchase this beautiful book. Full of so much inspiration and delicious knits. Well done a stunning production! Kristal135

Suzanne said...

I love your baby's shoes and hope to knit a pair up soon. They complete the wardrobe so nicely.

Julie said...

what a perfect first outfit!! oh, he's going to look so handsome in his knitted finery....

knit2purl1 said...

I literally just finished making these same booties this weekend (landofcrafts.blogspot.com)! They are adorable. I love the whole outfit.

WhitMc said...

I am in love with those shoes with the sweater. Perfect wooly goodness.

Shilo said...

I tried knitting these booties, but my straps had gaps where the attached and they didn't seem to reach across the shoe correctly (and I re-knitted them twice). Yours are wonderful!

Kim said...

I also knit these booties for a friend and couldn't believe how tiny they were! I told her she's going to have to bring the baby home in them because they won't fit again after that! So so cute. :)

knittingpatterns said...

ohh.. its so cute! the smaller it gets, the cuter. hehehe. ^^

Unknown said...

in love with the sweater. Where can I find the pattern??

ajira said...

Oh! That sweater is gorgeous. Pattern please??!!

Newcomer to your blog (thanks to Pinterest) and I think I'll be here a while. So much yummyness to look at!

chloe85715 said...

Where can I get the sweater pattern? Thanks!

Sharon Melendez said...

Yes, I am also interested in the pattern for the little jacket.

Sharon Melendez said...

yes, please, the patter for the jacket

Cynthia Wood said...

There is a free patern on ravelry.com for a little cardigan just like this one.