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Today’s vintage pattern is for a cute pair of Infant’s Ankle Strap Shoes. It’s a knitting pattern from a 1943 Minerva baby booklet. They are done in a Size 1 with Minerva Germantown yarn which was 100% Virgin Wool in a 4 fold 1 oz ball that was about 105 yards. The pair of knitting needles used is Size 2 – 10 inches long.
The pattern uses a the Garter and Stockinette stitch.
GARTER STITCH: (Plain Knitting) K. every row.
STOCKINETTE STITCH: K. 1 row, P 1 row alternately.
Here are instruction videos for these knitting stitches from WikiHow:
Once you’ve finished these cute shoes a Pom-Pom can be added as trim. Here’s a step-by-step of how to make a Pom-Pom.
If you’d like the pattern in PDF format to save for later, here is that file:
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