These are now in the hands of the intended recipient, so now I can share them here. Newborn size booties, pattern is Hodge, a free Ravelry download, described as "stay on" booties. Under the visible stockinette cuff is a rib section for good fit. And the sides have alternating sections of garter and stockinette that are also supposed to help with keeping them on cute little bitty kickers. The yarn is my own handspun, more of a worsted weight than the fingering called for in the pattern, so yes, math and measuring was involved. The fiber for the yarn is also my own creation, a blend of angora from my own bunnies (of course), cormo and alpaca I dyed in pastel shades of purple, pink, and blue. Purple predominates, but depending on the clothing paired with the booties, the other colors will show up. New mom-to-be and I will be picking out a pattern so I can make a hat to go with these booties.
I love this pattern!! Construction of instep and sole is different from other booties I've made and it is fun. I think I may tackle the math to make a pair for me, too. :)
Wanna make some Ooo La La soft somethings for you or a loved one? I can make some fiber or yarn for you, too. Or booties (though I do respect pattern copyright and this pattern does not grant commercial use rights so I cannot knit these for sale).