Freebie Vintage Knitting Pattern Infants Ankle Strap Shoes

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Vintage Crafts and More - Infants Ankle Strap Shoes Knitting Pattern Picture

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:

http://www.wikihow.com/Knit-the-Garter-Stitch
http://www.wikihow.com/Knit-Stockinette-Stitch

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.

Vintage Crafts and More - Infants Ankle Strap Shoes Knitting Pattern Instructions

If you’d like the pattern in PDF format to save for later, here is that file:

Infants Ankle Strap Shoes Knitting Pattern

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