Objects old, vintage, hand made or upcyled, and old techniques with a modern twist

Hand Knitted Baby Boots

Knitted Baby Boots 1

A friend has recently left work and gone on maternity leave, expecting her first baby in a few weeks time. As she doesn’t want to know the gender of the baby in advance, I had the challenge of making a present that would suit either a girl or a boy.

I enjoy knitting baby boots as they look great, and are such a (relatively) quick project, and I thought that cream and pale green wouldn’t be a gender-specific colour scheme. I also thought that this colour combination has a nice vintage vibe to it. As I didn’t want the mother to go without a present (after all, she will be the one doing all of the hard work!), I made her a flower brooch from some of the same yarn.

The boots were knitted, but the flower brooch and the cream frill on the boots were crocheted. As the boots are sized for a new born baby not much yarn is required (and even less is needed to make the brooch), so this is a good stash-buster project!

 Knitted Baby Boots 2

I hope the present is to their taste, and I would love to know what you think of this project- do you think the boots are suitable for both girls and boys?


Comments on: "Hand Knitted Baby Boots" (2)

  1. love the minty colour, looks very retro 🙂


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