Vintage Taxi Booties Pattern Download

Vintage Taxi Booties Pattern Download

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Spunky, surprising, and super-NYC knitwear designer, Lindsay Degen, created the Vintage Taxi Booties for Purl Soho as an ode to glorious Big Apple moxie, as well as to the unfettered nature of babies. Simple intarsia checks make colorful splashes across these practical little booties, giving babies full freedom of expression! This pattern may embrace the spirit of our hometown, but knitting these gems doesn't require any big-city know-how. The Vintage Taxi Booties are knit in one top-down piece with double-yarn soles for super squish and I-cord laces for staying put. The fun colors and soft touch come from our Pocket Posy yarn, a kid-proof blend that also happen to be beautifully hand dyed and machine-washable, too! For more information, including materials, gauge, and sizes, click Product Details above, and to knit up a set, check out Lindsay's City Block Sweater!

  • COLOR A: 1 (1, 2) skein(s) of Purl Soho’s Pocket Posy, 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, and 10% nylon. Each skein is approximately 79 yards/25 grams; approximately 65 (70, 85) yards required.
  • COLORS B, C, and D: 1 skein of Pocket Posy for each color. Approximately 35 (35, 40) yards of Color B, 15 (15, 25) yards of Color C, and 35 (35, 45) yards of Color D required.
  • A set of US 2 double pointed needles
  • Stitch markers

NOTE: For the newborn–3 months and 6–9 months sizes, you can choose a 4-Skein Pocket Posy Bundle and be all set. You'll also find the colors we used for our samples there!


27 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


Newborn–3 months (6–9 months, 12 months)

3½ (3¾, 4) inches foot length

Sample: The booties pictured here are size 6–9 months.

Ideal for sock knitting, this Double Point Sock Set is also great for any lace or fingering weight project that calls for double pointed needles! The Set contains six sizes, ranging from US 0 to US 3 (2 to 3.25mm). From more information about needle sizes and dimensions, click here

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