Tiny ballerina shoes
The top pair is one of two pairs knit in Malabrigo Yarn Sock. They are going to a pair of twins. The bottom pair is knit in Rauma Finullgarn, which is a Swedish yarn I bought during a trip to Göteborg a few weeks ago.
These are a variation of Tiny Shoes by Ysolda Teague. I had forgotten that I have knit a few pairs of these before. My very first pair were knit in my favorite yarn of the time, Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4-ply. You can see them here.
I made two more pairs in my rather lazier knitting days when even the i-cord button tab and picking up the stitches was just too finicky for me to bother with. (Shame on me.)
This time around, I just didn’t have any buttons handy and so I decided to knit ribbon ties onto the shoes. This meant that I could knit the shoes quickly and (almost) identically and then add the ribbons to it seamlessly. The only difference in the shoes is that I knitted increases with (yo, k1) on one side and (k1, yo) on the other side. Other than that, I didn’t have to worry about which was the left shoe and which was the right shoe.
The ribbons for the yellow pair were worked in stockinette. The other pair has garter stitch ribbons, which I think stands out a little better. :D
I love how they both turned out and honestly, I just want to knit many more in different colors!