First published in 1989, Christine's Stay On Baby Booties have been knitted and knitted and knitted. The sideways rib on the foot portion is supposed to help the bootie remain on the baby. The ribbon/cord helps to make extra sure.
Needles: US 2 DPNs (recommend 5)
Mods: I HEAVILY modified from the ankle up. Adjusted the join to avoid gaps, refigured the stitch count in the YO row, shortened the upper portion, and added an i-cord bind off.
This was a quick knit--completed in a few short sessions. They are now off to their new home. I hope they get many great years of use--on the current recipient and handed down over the years!