Some patterns say they are really easy to follow but then require all sorts of specifics in terms of materials, needles, tension squares, fancy stitches and so on. These booties can be made in any wool, other than really thick wool, and with any needles other than really massive ones. And you only need to know how to cast on, cast off and do basic knit stitches.
Step 1: Materials and Equipment
As shown, a ball of wool in main colour, a small amount of a contrast colour in a slightly thicker and slightly fluffier wool, two little buttons, knitting needles and a bodkin.
These booties are designed to fit an average sized newborn. If you already have the baby available for measuring (!) you can adjust the size of the sole of the bootie to fit exactly.