These are Chantal Garceau's Teddy Bear Booties out for a walk.
Since I made these for a newborn, I did not add the leather soles. I considered selecting from the other grippy sole-coatings in The Knitted Slipper Book, but decided against them in the end.
I did add cuffs in Knitivity machine-washable sock yarn in the Journal colorway. The color is a mix of medium-light browns enhanced by touches of ultraviolet. Dyer Ray Whiting is a genius!
To add the cuffs, I used a small (2.7mm) crochet hook to punch holes in the felt at more or less regular intervals. Then I took a the hook through the holes from inside the slipper to the outside, grabbed a loop of yarn, brought it back inside the slipper, and stored it on 2.75mm (US2) double-pointed needles. I made 24 loops of fingering weight yarn for the size 0 - 3 month booties. I then knit a 4cm (approximately 1 1/2") cuff in k2p2 rib.
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