These quick to knit booties are lots of fun to work in one color or two—just the motivation you need when a gifting deadline is on the horizon. Constructed in the round from the bottom up on two circular needles with several top cuff options, short row shaping combined with decreases ensures a snug, seamless fit. The pattern includes three sizes (S/M/L) to knit in worsted weight yarn that stretch to fit a wide range of feet and may be customized by adjusting needles up or down. These warm slippers are just what’s needed after a long day of outdoor winter activity; they also work well as boot liners. Hug the feet you love best by knitting up a cozy pair.
Note: requires a little experience working short row shaping, working in the round on two circular needles, and working cables from charts.
Shown here in Kent Worsted (Beach Glass) and Festivus Worsted (limited edition)
Buttons: 4 flat buttons that are .75 inches in diameter (for buttoned cuff option only)
Suggested Yarns: Kent Worsted, Confection Worsted, Better Breakfast Worsted, or Targhee Tango Worsted
Finished sizes of booties:
7(8, 9) inches in sole length to fit feet measuring up to 9(10, 11) inches from heel to toe
200(260, 325) yards as knit from instructions; add approximately 50 yards for taller version
20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on gauge needles (unblocked)
18 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in knit/purl body pattern on gauge needles (blocked)
two size 6US (4.0mm) 16- or 24-inch circular needles (or size to obtain correct gauge)
two size 5US (3.75mm) 16- or 24-inch circular needles (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle)
optional cable needle a couple of sizes smaller than gauge needle
Weight: 4 oz /115 gr ± / 220 yards per skein, Worsted