Friday, February 16, 2007

Baby Jays Pattern

Installment 2 of Vintage Stuff =)

We don't need no stinking titles

It seems like ages since I posted any knitting content! That probably has something to do with how much I didn't want to put the BabyJays right next to the finally completed Jaywalkers. Then, when I had gotten up the nerve to post them, I realized I had to rip back about half way to the beginning. Even tho mine aren't finished, I'm posting the patten now, in case Trek wants to start hers before I get my booty in gear. This pattern assumes you already know short rows and I'm not man enough to do the calculations for normal toes and heels at this point. I am using magic loop with these socks, but you can just as easily use dpns, just divide the stitches evenly onto 4 needles - 2 for the top and 2 for the bottom. =)

SO..... from the famous Grumperina's Origianal Jaywalkers ....

come the toddler sized version!

Toe Up - BabyJays
Short Row Toe and Heel

k-f/b: increase 1 stitch by knitting in the front and back loops of the same stitch.
dd: double decrease � slip 2 stitches together as if to knit, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitches over the knitted stitch.
18 stitches and 24 rows ='s 2 inches.

Provisional cast on 22 stitches on size 2 circs, using an extra circ in place of the waste yarn. Oh,yes, quite by accident, I did Garter Stitch for 2 rows after the the Cast On, which is just across and back. So there is one line of Garter Stitch on the toe, which really looks good, strangely. It sort of ties the raised stitches of the Jaywalker pattern to the toe, which otherwise looks rather plain. Once you start the Jaywalker pattern, it forms a perfect 'M' shape. Cool, eh? =)

Then Short Row toe, wrapped 7 stitches per side, leaving 8 stitches acrosss the toe, then short rows back up to the 22 stitches. Join with the 22 provisionl stitches in round.
(44 stitches total)

Do Jaywalker pattern on the top of the foot, sized down to 22 stitches which means:
Rnd 1 - Knit
Rnd 2 - On top of foot -- K-f/b, k3, dd, k3, k-f/b, k-f/b, k3, dd, k3, k-f/b on bottom Knit

Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 up foot almost to heel, next round will be and INCREASE ROUND

Increase Round
Rnd 1 - Inc 4 evenly on top by k-f/b , k9, k-f/b, k9, k-f/b - on bottom of foot inc 4 evenly
Rnd 2 - On top of foot -- K-f/b, k4, dd, k4, k-f/b, k-f/b, k4, dd, k4, k-f/b on bottom Knit
Rnd 3 - Knit
(52 stitches total)

check fit, if the child has a thicker foot, you may need another INC RND. I only suggest inc'g by 8 per round. If you need another inc it would be as follows:

EXTRA Increase Round
Rnd 1 - Inc 4 evenly on top by k-f/b , k10, k-f/b, k10, k-f/b - on bottom of foot inc 4 evenly
Rnd 2 - On top of foot -- K-f/b, k5, dd, k5, k-f/b, k-f/b, k5, dd, k5, k-f/b on bottom Knit
Rnd 3 - Knit
(60 stitches total)

Do Short Row Heel down to 10 stitches left in the middle (or according to fit), if you did one IncRnd that means wrapping 13 stitches per side - if you did 2 IncRnd's that means wrapping 10 stitches per side. Do the short rows back up to the original amount of stitches.

Resume Jaywalker pattern, but both on top and bottom, or now, what is Front and Back. Depending on how many inc's you did, proceed accordingly

1 Inc done:
Rnd 1 - (K-f/b, k4, dd, k4, k-f/b, k-f/b, k4, dd, k4, k-f/b) twice
Rnd 2 - Knit

2 Inc's done:
Rnd 1 - (K-f/b, k5, dd, k5, k-f/b, k-f/b, k5, dd, k5, k-f/b) twice
Rnd 2 - Knit

Continue in Pattern until sock cuff is desired length, finish with desired amount of ribbing, if desired, depending on the number of inc's you did, you may choose ribbing that works with those numbers. Cast off and weave in ends! Admire and bestow on toddler of choice =)

Like I said, mine aren't finished, but here's how they went.

Awesome start! See the 'M' shape? COOL!

Making progress!

Cute Wittle Heels!



I'll get back to them after I finish the other Grumperina Pattern I'm working on, PICOVOLI! This one is for the KAL at SKC

I think I'll be making lots of these! I love this yarn! Knit Picks SHINE - color -- SKY what a fun pattern!


  • At 6:13 PM, Kim said�
    Cuuu-uute.. All of it : ) Baby Js are SO CUTE.. and your picovoli is looking just great : )
  • At 6:45 PM, trek said�
    Nice job, April. My knitting peep J is doing the SKC KAL and is already bored with it!
  • At 6:40 AM, amylovie said�
    Your daughter will have the sassiest feet around.

  • At 1:13 PM, Rebekah said�
    Oh how cute, of course I think the cutest part were the pictures of the teeny tiny feet!
  • At 12:02 AM, Kim said�
    Are you ok? I ain't heard from you for a few days... Have you fallen into your stash and can't get up? (Would you even want to?) Or did your kids somehow manage to flush you down the toilet? (Not that they would ever do such a thing on purpose. Lol.)

    I know.. it's only a couple days.. but I'm just used to you being around!
  • At 8:28 AM, trek said�
    There's a new button on my blog - the plain little sheep in the hatlet. No text. I like it better. Also a new one on the Kepler cables with the new blog title.
  • At 8:30 AM, Renee said�
    Those socks are sooooo sweet. Anything that is a miniature of something originally intended for an adult has an added cuteness factor.
  • At 2:28 PM, Donna said�
    Dear April, COMMENT!

    No, no, I'm just kidding! Your jaywalkers look great! But you already know that so why rehash the obvious! Thanks for answering my Meme BTW! Thanks for adding my button 2!
  • At 1:16 AM, trek said�
    I worked up numbers for Baby Jays tonight while not sleeping. I want to do cuff down and came up with 52 sts to cast on and working down to 26 sts on the instep and 22 on teh sole - 48 sts total to run down the foot. And I have some cool zebra striping yarn for knitting them. AFTER I finish her current pair of light turquoise solid yarn socks.
  • At 11:59 AM, Latoya said�
    That yarn with the toe up baby socks is gorgeous! Can't wait to see them finished - I'm sure you can't either. Smile.
    Knit on!
  • At 3:11 PM, Miriam said�
    The baby jaywalkers are so cute!!
  • At 3:04 AM, Bagpuss said�
    This is just I wanted, I've been planning xmas presents and wanted to make my sister and her baby daughter matching socks. Hurray! Mummy and Baby Jaywalkers. Fantastic.
  • At 6:40 PM, Ann-Marie said�
    hi i LOVE The baby jays.
    i made a pair and you can see them here:


midgeling said...

OMG, those chubby feet are sooo cute! And the socks are nice, too, lol!

javieth said...

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Comprare Xenical said...

Nice post!! Thanks for sharing!