These quick to knit booties are lots of fun to work—just the motivation you need when a gifting deadline is on the horizon. Constructed in the round from the bottom up in simple stitches on two circular needles, short row shaping is combined with decreases to ensure 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 needle size up or down. They are easily extended at the top for a longer bootie with more leg coverage. These warm slippers are just what’s needed after a long day of outdoor winter activity; they also work well as boot liners and may be felted slightly to achieve a warmer fabric. Hug the feet you love best by knitting up a cozy pair.
Sample is knit in size M with Bare Naked Wools Icelandic, color Medium Gray
Chebris Worsted, Confection Worsted, Kent Worsted, Targhee Tango Worsted, Better Breakfast Worsted or any sturdy yarn with 55 to 65 yards per ounce that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, elasticity, and yardage requirement.
S(M, L): 150(175, 200) yards
150(175, 200) yards
20 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on gauge needles (unblocked)
two size 5US (3.75 mm) 16- or 24-inch circular needles (or size to obtain correct gauge)
two size 4US (3.5 mm) 16-or 24-inch circular needles (or .25 mm smaller than gauge needle)