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Full Belly Boot Topper

Boot TopperThe color and feel of the yarn I got at Full Belly Farm reminded me of the classic wool socks my dad used to wear back in Wisconsin. I’m not big on handknit socks, though: in my house, they get worn once, then live in the bottom of the laundry basket waiting for someone to wash them by hand. (Not it!) So, to put this yarn to good use, I decided to aim for the general ankle region, avoided the foot, and came up with these cozy and functional boot toppers.

Materials:

Gauge: 16 stitches x 24 rows (after blocking)

Final Size: 9 inches long; 11 (relaxed) – 14 (stretched) inches wide

In progress

In progress

Directions:

  1. Cast on 46 stitches.
  2. *knit 2, purl 2,* repeat until last two stitches, knit 2.
  3. Continue ribbing until piece measures approximately 7 inches.
  4. With right side facing, switch to contrasting color.
  5. Continue ribbing in contrasting color until color band measures 1 inch (whole piece measures 8 inches).
  6. With right side facing, switch back to Full Belly Farm yarn.
  7. Continue ribbing until whole piece measures 9 inches.
  8. With right side facing, bind off in pattern.
  9. Repeat steps 1-8 for second boot topper.
Before seaming

Before seaming

Seam up both boot toppers with a mattress stitch and weave in ends.

Seaming it up. I used the contrasting color for fun, but you may want to use something that is a closer match to the Fully Belly Farm yarn.

Seaming it up. I used the contrasting color for fun, but you may want to use something that is a closer match to the Fully Belly Farm yarn.

Of course, you could knit these in the round and avoid the seam, if you’re so inclined. Just cast on 44 stitches instead of 46.

Full Belly Boot Topper

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