‘Tis the season for choosing quick and easy knitting projects to get things rolling along on your holiday gift list. It’s always a bonus if you start early enough and have time left over to knit a special little something for yourself as well. To countdown the month before Christmas we are featuring five FREE patterns that take no more than an evening or two to knit and yield this season’s trendiest selection of head to toe accessories all set to tuck under the tree. Each week one new design will be in the spotlight right here featuring some of our most favorite yarns.
WEEK ONE- Dashing through the snow requires a pair of snug boot toppers to keep out cold drafts. These will warm up those fashionable wellies or pull-on riding boots that are on the most wanted list of footwear.
Start with a few skeins of buttery slide-across-the-needles Sulka by Mirasol in a rich shade of hazelnut. This design transitions easily into two different styles. The first look folds over the boot to form a cabled cuff.
The second look creates the illusion of chunky knee-high socks.
SULKA BOOT TOPPERS
Outer Width: 38 cm/ 15 ins
Inner Width: 35.5 cm/ 14 ins
Finished Length: 23 cm/ 9 ins
Yarn: 200g Mirasol Sulka col no. 241
Needles: 5.50 mm and 6.00 mm double pointed
Tension: 16 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm/ 4 ins over st st
Cast on 52 sts with smaller needles, divide sts evenly onto 3 needles. Place a marker on 1st st and join in round. Work in K2/P2 ribbing for 14 cm/ 5 1/2 ins. Change to larger needles and continue as follows-
Rnd 1- P across
Rnd 2- K across, inc 12 sts evenly spaced = 64 sts.
Rnd 3~5- K across
Rnd 6- *C4F (slip 2 sts to cable needle at front of work, k 2 sts from left needle, k 2 sts from cable needle), C4B (slip 2 sts to cable needle at back of work, k 2 sts from left needle, k 2 sts from cable needle)*, rep *to* across
Rnd 7~12- K across
Rnd 13- as Rnd 6
Rnd 14~19- K across
Rnd 20- as Rnd 6
Rnd 21- K across, dec 12 sts evenly spaced = 52 sts
Rnd 22- P across
Cast off sts purlways.
Make a 2nd one to match.
To wear as toppers- slip over leg with wrong side facing, pull on boot, fold cabled section over boot top. Ribbed section will tuck into boot.
To wear as warmers- slip over leg with right side facing, pull on boot, tuck ribbed section into boot and pull cabled section up leg.
Design by: Michele Meadows