Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Footies Part Deux

Holy cannoli people! Our Footies pattern is getting all kinds of love these days!

We are super excited because it is one of the Malabrigo March knit alongs in the Malabrigo Junkies group on Ravelry. We LOVE seeing all the versions of Footies out there. Warms our hearts, it does.

Footies is a free pattern on Ravelry but we know that Ravelry isn't everybody's thing. We want to post the pattern here as well. So without further ado, check out the instructions below.

1 skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (or equivalent worsted weight yarn)
US 5 32” circular needles (for magic loop) OR US 5 DPNs
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

5 sts = 1” in stockinette stitch

co – cast on
k – knit
p – purl
ssk- slip, slip, knit
k2tog- knit 2 together
sts – stitches
pm – place marker
bo – bind off


CO 14 sts.
For the heel, slip the first stitch of every row purlwise.
Starting with a purl row, work 17 rows of stockinette stitch.
Work 4 rows of garter stitch.
Next row: BO 13 sts. Keep last stitch live on needle.
With right side facing and live stitch on right needle, pick up and knit 12 sts along the side of the heel, 11 sts along the bottom (the CO edge), and 13 sts along the other side of the heel. 37 sts total.

Leg opening
Row 1: (WS) k3, p31, k3.
Row 2: (RS) k37.
Work rows 1 & 2 until you have a total of 18 rows.

At the end of the 18th row of the leg opening, cast on 9 sts using the knitted cast on. Place marker and join to work in the round.
Rnd 1: p3, k31, p12.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 once. Repeat round 1 again.
Rnd 6: p3, knit to end.
Rnd 7: Knit 7, pm (this will be the new beginning of round), knit to end.
Knit 28 rounds. Or you can adjust the pattern to fit your foot here. Try on the footie. Knit the foot until it reaches the bone at the base of the big toe.

Toe Decreases:
Rnd 1: k1, ssk, k17, k2tog, k2, ssk, k17, k2tog, k1.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: k1, ssk, k15, k2tog, k2, ssk, k15, k2tog, k1.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Continue in this fashion (work a decrease round with 2 less sts on top and bottom of foot between decreases, followed by a knit round) until you have 14 sts left.
Divide the remaining sts on to 2 needles – one needle containing sts from the top of the foot, one needle containing sts from the bottom of the foot. Graft the sts together.
Weave in your ends. Make a second slipper in the same way.

Pop the Footies on your feet and enjoy that toasty feeling!

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