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.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Requires a little experience working short row shaping, working in the round on two circular needles, and working cables from charts.
Suggested Yarns: Festivus 4.0 Worsted Cranberry Crush, Kent Worsted, Confection Worsted, or Better Breakfast 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
Buttons: 4 flat buttons that are .75 inches in diameter (for buttoned cuff option only)
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