This is a seamless pattern of Mary Jane booties that works in the round – even the straps are seamless! A last-minute gift choice for knitters who hate sewing like I do. :)
- Length: 10cm
- Height: 8cm
This pattern is only for newborns now. More size options might be added in the future.
15.5 stitches = 10cm in stockinette stitch
- 5mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge
(for this pattern, I personally prefer to use a circular needle of about 60cm with magic loop)
- 6mm needles for strap and bind off
Bulky weight yarn for one pair of booties
- approximately 10 meters of sock color yarn
- approximately 30 meters of shoe color yarn
- Rnd: round
- Row: row
- K: knit
- P: purl
- RS: right side
- WS: wrong side
- M1R: make one right
- M1L: make one left
- K2tog: knit two stitches together
- P2tog: purl two stitches together
- SSK: slip, slip, knit
- SSP: slip, slip, purl
- yf: yarn forward
- sl1: slip 1 stitch as if to purl
Use shoe color yarn and cast on 27 stitches with Turkish cast
14 stitches on one needle and 13 stitches on the other.
Start working in the round.
Rnd 1: P27
Rnd 2: K1, M1R, K12, M1R, K1, M1L, K12, M1L, K1 (31 stitches)
Rnd 3: P31
Rnd 4: K1, K1R, K14, K1R, K1, M1L, K14, M1L, K1 (35 stitches)
Rnd 5~6: P35
Rnd 1: K35
Rnd 2: P35
Rnd 3~6: repeat Rnd 1~2
From now on we will be working in rows
Row 1 (RS): K14, K2tog, K3, SSK, yf, sl1, turn
Row 2 (WS): K2tog, K3, SSK, yf, sl1, turn
Switch to sock color yarn
Row 3 (RS): K2tog, K3, SSK, sl1, turn
Row 4 (WS): SSP, P3, P2tog, sl1, turn
Row 5~8: repeat Row 3~4
Switch to shoe color yarn and 6mm needle.
Row 1 (RS): K2tog, K3, SSK, K6 - do not turn this time! (17 stitches)
Row 2 (RS): P4, P2tog, P11 (16 stitches)
We will be working in the round again.
Switch back to sock color yarn and 5mm needle.
Rnd 1: K16
Rnd 2~8: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of round
Switch to 6mm needle, bind off with Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off and weave in all ends.
Same pattern for the second bootie.