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Different Yarn, New Look!

December 21st, 2012

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Casey baby bootiesHave you ever substituted in a different yarn than the one called for by the pattern? I’m a bit of an obsessive substituter, so when I saw the gorgeous Rainbow Spots shade of Casey, I just had to knit some baby booties for my cousin’s new baby girl! The only question was which pattern to make. Ever since it was posted, I’ve loved the Ruby Slippers, so I knit a quick gauge swatch, got the right needle, and away I went! The only adjustment I made was leaving off the button band since these booties are for a very tiny baby. Overall, I’m thrilled with how they came out, and I hope little baby Ally is, too!

Isn’t it amazing how a different yarn can make the pattern look totally different?

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  • melodie

    Hey Jess, did you make it? I LOVE them. I am going to make them you friend just had a baby boy HE IS SO CUTE!

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