Kertasnikir

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Other
Designer: 
Cirilia Rose

A pair of stranded forest boot-toppers will fend off winter chills.


Size

Approximately 14” around x 7 1/2” high (Not folded over)


Materials

1 Hank Berroco Ultra Alpaca (100 grs), #6208 Couscous (A)

1 Ball Berroco Geode (50 grs), #3644 Rainbow Agate (B)

16” Length circular knitting needle, size 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

1 St marker


Gauge

20 sts = 4”;  26 rnds = 4” in St st

22 sts = 4”;  27 rnds = 4” in St st following chart

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

When changing colors, hold yarn to the left and pick up new color from underneath.  This twists yarn so there are no holes.


Boot-Topper (Make 2)

With circular needle, using A, cast on 80 sts.  Join, being careful not to twist sts.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  (Knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd) twice.  Join B and knit 1 rnd.  Work in St st (k EVERY rnd), following chart, until 22 rnds of chart have been completed.  Fasten off B.  Work from here with A.  Knit 2 rnds A.

Dec Rnd:  K3, k2 tog, * k6, k2 tog, rep from * 8 times more, end k3 – 70 sts.

Turning Ridge:  (Knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd) twice, dec 2 sts evenly spaced on last rnd – 68 sts.

Cuff:  Rnd 1:  * K3, p1, rep from * around.  Rep this rnd until cuff measures 1 1/2” above turning ridge.

Dec Rnd:  * K1, k2 tog, p1, rep from * around – 51 sts.

Next Rnd:  * K2, p1, rep from * around.  Rep this rnd until cuff measures 3” above turning ridge.  Bind off loosely in ribbing.  Turn piece inside out.  Pull onto leg with cuff at the bottom.  Fold section with charted pat down over top of boot along turning ridge.