Michelle Baby Booties

Help. I was looking for an easy baby bootie pattern and came across Michelle Preemie Newborn Booties pattern.

Stuck…when I begin the decreases I don’t understand what I need to do, I can do the first row and continue on with the Purl part of pattern, but when I get to the knit row again, how do I know how many to knit before doing the K2 tog’s.

Hope someone is familar with this pattern, I wanted easy and right now, I am thinking, :whoosh:what was I thinking.

Marilynn

k10, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k10
p9, p2tog, p1, p2tog, p9
k8, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k8
p7, p2tog, p1, p2tog, p7

Each row, you’re knitting or purling one less on each side of the dec, 1 st., dec. That center stitch will always be in the same place. Put a marker next to it if that will help, and always decrease on each side of it.

Ingrid, thank you.

All I can say on my part is Duh! But I guess this is how I learn. Thank you, now back to the baby booties.