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Feb 14, 2011

Barnyard Booties by Sue Flanders (Interweave Knits, Summer 2000)
When I think of the year 2000, it doesn't seem that long ago. But when I think "eleven years" that seems like a really long time! I've been pondering this because I've been browsing  Interweave Knits from 2000 ((all four issues from 2000 are now available on CD!). Remember all of the Y2K doomsday warnings? That really seems like forever ago.

Anyway, what I noticed about 2000 collection of Interweave Knits, besides the number of designs that look like they could be in the magazine today, are all of the darling designs for kids

I'm lucky to be an "Auntie" to so many of my friends' little ones. I could knit a sweater a month for all of the kids in my life, and I'd love every minute of it.

These wonderful patterns have been waiting to be rediscovered; they're not in our store or in any currently produced publication.

I love so many of the designs, but the one that made me go "Awwwww..." was Barnyard Booties by Sue Flanders in the summer issue. I LOVE THESE! They are so precious, I'd be surprised if any mom didn't save these forever.

And what a show-stopping gift at a baby shower! They're all so cute, but I think I'll go for a pair of sheep and a pair of ducks for the next baby that comes into my life. I don't know, though, those pigs are pretty special, and who doesn't love a bunny?

Here are a few more of my favorites:

This beautiful Faroe Island Cardigan by Robin Hansen (Winter 2000) is so special. It's both heirloom quality and wonderfully wearable. What an amazing gift this would be. Oh my gosh, that little bundle is so precious! The Double-Crossing Diamond Blanket (Tara Jon Manning, Spring 2000) is so cozy made out of cotton chenille yarn. 

Pam Allen's Country Cross-Stitch Pullover (Fall 2000) is such a smart look for a little guy. Worked in pink, purple, and white, it would do equally well for a little gal, too! The Kangaroo-Pouch Sweatshirt (Cathy Payson, Summer 2000) is an easy knit, and there's a dolly included in the pattern, too! Your little kanga can keep it in his or her pocket.

How cute are these designs? Grab yourself a copy of the 2000 Interweave Knits CD Collection and start knitting for kids that you love!


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MargaretM@89 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 1:47 PM


I love the barnyard booties, too, and have a 1 1/2 week old grandson who has the biggest feet I have ever seen on a baby (daddy is 6'4" and has size 14 tootsies) I had seen a pattern of rabbit booties sometime around Christmas in some magazine and DIDN'T BUY IT! (dumb) and now can't find it on the newstand. Could someone please steer me to the right magazine &  issue so I can just calm down and knit this kid some warm feet? Thank you (for listening to me rant)

knitternana wrote
on Aug 31, 2011 8:21 AM

I love, love, love the barnyard booties for some some reason when I try to down load the pattern it keeps coming up that the flie has been damaged and will not open. Any suggestions..:0(

marianne 36 wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 5:14 PM

Your pictures and patterns show exactly my compalint!  There are many baby and toddler patterns, but where are the patterns for the 10 and 12 year olds?   I look in the craft shops and all the knitting books seem to be for the little ones!  I have a 10 year old granddaughter and would like to knit a sweater for her  with jazzy yarn. Forget the extra fancy patterns - just a basic sweater.

on Feb 22, 2011 12:57 PM

Hi Carole,

Have you checked Ravelry? One of my favorite books is Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson. There's a bunny hat there. I did a quick search on "animal hats" in Ravelry and a bunch of patterns come up. I think you'll find something you like there.

Good luck,


Carole@52 wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 6:13 AM

I ordered the Interweave Knit magazine for 2000 on disk because I love the barnyard booties.  I would really like to have some matching hats to with these characters.  Do you have or can point me to barnyard hats that match these booties?