A little while ago, I found out that a knitting friend is expecting her first baby. So, an idea for some new bootees came to my mind. I’m not going to reveal any precise details yet but they are ones which will have a very specific requirement for the basic bootee – in that they need a longish flat front on them. And it’s worth getting the basics right if the rest of the design is going to hold up on them. So, I’ve been playing with some prototypes.
We have a knit flat base with short row shaping on the front
We have a second variation on this with a more defined sole and a different method for the short rows
We have one worked using sock type methods
I shall do a bit of decorating and ponder which works best. I think the first two will probably stay on best, but the last one may be the better one for working the idea up into an adult slipper.