Mini Snow Boots

Cosy, ca­bled and cute, these socks for lit­tle ones are knit­ted us­ing a snug­gly al­paca yarn

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Ca­bled bootees for chil­dren

THESE COSY socks will keep tiny toes feel­ing warm on the chill­i­est of days! Worked in a ca­ble and rib pat­tern, they’re sized to fit chil­dren aged from birth to five years, and make a great stash-bust­ing gift. The boots are knit­ted in DROPS Puna, a DK-weight yarn formed from four plies of su­perfine al­paca; the re­sult is in­cred­i­bly soft and warm. It is avail­able in a range of pas­tel shades and warmer dyed colours.

STITCH PAT­TERNS CA­BLE PAT­TERN

(worked in the round) Round 1: P2, C4B, K1, C4F, P2. Rounds 2-4: P2, K9, P2.

CA­BLE PAT­TERN

(worked flat) Row 1: P2, C4B, K1, C4F, P2. Rows 2 and 4: K2, P9, K2. Row 3: P2, K9, P2.

SOCKS LEG

Us­ing 2.5mm DPNs, cast on 48 ( 52: 52: 56: 56) sts. Pm and join to work in the round, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts. Rounds 1-3: (K1tbl, P1) to last st, K1tbl. Round 4: (K1tbl, P1) 9 ( 10: 10: 11: 11) times, work Round 1 of Ca­ble Pat­tern in the round, (K1tbl, P1) to last st, K1tbl. Round 4 sets pat­tern place­ment for Ca­ble Pat­tern and twisted rib. Cont to work as set through all 4 rows of Ca­ble Pat­tern un­til piece meas 5 ( 6: 6: 6: 7) cm. Work 1 round, end­ing 1 st be­fore end. Slip the last stitch so it sits next to the first stitch and work P3­tog at the beg of next round. Work to end of round. 46 ( 50: 50: 54: 54) sts. Work 3 rounds, end­ing 2 sts be­fore end of round. Slip the first stitch of the next round so it sits next to the last 2 stitches and work P3­tog. Work to end of round. 44 ( 48: 48: 52: 52) sts. Cont in pat­tern as set un­til piece meas ap­prox. 8 ( 9: 10: 11: 12) cm, end­ing on a round 2 or 4 of Ca­ble Pat­tern.

INSTEP

Next round: Work the first 16 ( 18: 18: 20: 20) sts, then slip them onto a holder, pat­tern to end, slip­ping the last 15 ( 17: 17: 19: 19) sts worked onto a se­cond holder. Cut yarn and con­tinue back and forth in Ca­ble Pat­tern (worked flat) over the 13 sts on the nee­dle un­til instep meas 3½ ( 4: 5: 6½ :7½) cm, end­ing on a RS row. Next round: Pick up 10 ( 12: 14: 20: 22) sts down left side of instep flap, work across 15 ( 17: 17: 19: 19) sts on se­cond holder, pm for beg of round, work across 16 ( 18: 18: 20: 20) sts on first holder, pick up and knit 10 ( 12: 14: 20: 22) sts up right side of instep flap, patt to end of round. 64 ( 72: 76: 92: 96) sts. Next round: (K1tbl, P1) to end of round. Last round sets twisted rib. Cont to work as set un­til rib meas 1½ ( 2: 2½: 3: 3½) cm.

SOLE

Cast off the first 26 ( 30: 32: 40: 42) sts, work rib as set over the next 13 sts and cast off the fi­nal 25 ( 29: 31: 39: 41) sts. Work in rib back and forth as folls over the rem 13 sts: Next row: (P1tbl, K1) to last st, P1tbl. Next row: (K1tbl, P1) to last st, K1tbl. Rep last 2 rows un­til rib meas 9 ( 10: 11: 13: 15). Cast off all sts. Sew sole to sock, sewing edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam. Block if re­quired, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band.

THEY ARE A GREAT STASH"BUST­ING GIFT, RE­QUIR­ING JUST ONE BALL OF YARN

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