I want to make a pair of the gorgeous Saartje bootees -
- but using Double Knit yarn rather than 4ply. Actually, I’ve just knit one bootee but I’m not totally pleased with it. I thought that by making the smallest size using the thicker yarn, it would work out fine… just a little bigger, suitable for a baby to about 3 months.
The length seems pretty good. However, the bootee looks TOO big in the front of the foot, quite rounded and wide as if it would be a very sloppy fit across the front. Has anyone made them in DK yarn (ie a gauge, in stocking stitch, of 22 st per 10cm) and if so, are there some adjustments I should make so the bootee shape is better?
I’ve never done them in 4ply so perhaps this rounded unformed shape to the front is how it should be? Hope not! A young baby’s foot is rather narrow, not up to the chubby stage yet, so perhaps this rounded shape might better suit an older baby?