I am knitting Saartje’s bootees for a gift using this revised pattern,
which says makes less seams then the original
The original pattern uses Rowan Cashcotton, (35% Cotton 25% Polyamide 18% Angora
13% Viscose 9% cashmere ) size US 1 or 2 needles, 7 spi with 8 garter ridges/inch,
and 35 sts make a bootee that is approx. 3 ¾ inches long.
I am using Sirdar Snuggly yarn which is nylon and acrylic with US 4 needles. My knitted a swatch which gave me approx. results of: 6 spi , 6 garter ridges/inch, cast on 24 sts which measured almost 4 inches.
I need the bootees to fit about a 5 inch foot and am not sure about the gauge,
adapting the pattern, inc. and dec. etc to fit the larger size.
I am not able to figure the math out and as these are needed soon I don’t want to guess on it either.
It is easy to read that many of you have been knitting for years and can figure this out easily.
Would greatly greatly appreciate the help,