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FO: Baby Girl Sandals

A friend of mine from boarding school had a baby girl earlier this Summer, and when I knew she was having a baby girl I started knitting. It took me just a day in June to knit up these adorable little baby sandals.

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I used this pattern for these, but customised by adding a couple of crochet flowers.

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I picked very girly colours and was lucky to have them all in my stash. They are all from the DROPS Muskat range.

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I love knitting these sandals, there are five straps that have to be knit and then they all have to be sewn up (the only thing I am not a huge fan of).

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I would have knit booties for my friend, but as she lives in Dubai where it’s hot all year round. These seemed a better choice.

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I had some lovely purple buttons left in my stash too.

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And of course I made a little box too, and I love how the sandals look in it.

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Pattern: Baby Boys Knit Summer Sandals by Alma Mahler
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in Light Brown (sole), Old Pink (straps), Pink (closure strap), Dark Purple (middle strap).
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 23rd June 2015.


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FO: Baby Sandals (adorable baby alert)

A friend that used to work with me at the same PR company, but she was based in the US, recently had her second child, a boy. She had a gorgeous girl a few years ago and I made a bonnet and bootie combo then, I mentioned it in the collection here.

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Because her little man is a Summer baby I decided on these absolutely adorable baby sandals. I LOVE them.

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I used this brilliant pattern, and it’s really well thought out. The knitting doesn’t take very long at all, it’s the sewing up, which regular readers of this blog know I am not a big fan of.

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I used some of the DROPS Muskat that I had left and was lucky  to have some lovely blues and greens left, with a lovely dark brown sole.

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The pattern is really well written and well worth the £2.45 I paid for it.

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Of course I made my usual box to hold the sandals.

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And my friends little man arrived last week and today she sent me some pictures of him wearing them…and my heart melted! JUST TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!!

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Pattern: Baby Boy Sandals by Alma Mahler
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in dark brown, light olive, silver green, denim blue and sky blue
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 22nd June 2015