How to make… welly warmers
materials 140 yards chunky yarn 4 x 8mm (US 11) double-pointed needles Stitch marker 2 x 1¼ – 1½ "buttons Tapestry needle
K knit P purl PM place marker St(s) stitch(es) Inc increase m1L with left needle tip, lift strand between needles from front to back. Knit loop through the back. One of the things we love most about winter style is when our woolly socks peek out over our boots for ultra coziness. The trend is set to continue this winter (we wonder how it could ever go out of fashion), but why waste time knitting the whole sock?
Whether you’re wearing jeans, leggings or tights, just slide on your welly warmers, pull on your boots over your trusty socks, and you’re ready to face the elements! We’ve used big needles, with chunky yarn using a simple rib pattern, and some easy seed-stitch – so this project will be off your needles and into your wardrobe in no time. In fact, they’re so quick, they’re perfect for lastminute stocking fillers.
Cast on 32 stitches onto a 01 double-pointed needle. 02 Divide the sts onto three needles by sliding them over from your cast-
on needle – you should have 12 sts on your first needle, 8 sts on your second, and 12 sts on your third. 03 PM and join, making sure that your sts are straight on your needles and not twisted around them. It’s really easy to check this by laying your needles down to form a triangle and making sure all your cast-on sts face the same way. 04 05 Work a k2, p2 rib for 5". If you want your welly warmers to extend longer down your leg, this is the section you’ll add length to. But remember – if you add length you’ll need more yarn. 06 07 08 09 10 Inc Round 1: *K1, m1L, K1, then your rib pattern to end of your first needle; rep from * across your second and third needles [35 total sts]. 11 Work four rounds in new rib pattern – remember, the first three sts of each needle are knit sts. 12 Inc Round 2: *K3, P2, K1, m1L, K1, then work in the rib pattern to the end of your first needle; rep from * across second and third needles [38 total sts]. 13 Work three rounds even in new rib pattern. Now the rib pattern on each needle starts K3, P2, K3, P2 to compensate for the increases you have made. 14 K one round. 15 Inc Round 3: *K4, m1L; rep from * around all three needles to last two sts, K1, m1L, K1 [48 total sts].