Wooli Wellies

Starring Yarn from WARRICK the Sheep from Homestead Wool & Gift Farm.

MATERIALS

  • Yarn A: 1 skein (25 yards) of Lashspun Yarn from Homestead Wool & Gift Farm
  • Size 15 DPN Knitting Needles (this pattern is knit top-down in the round)
  • Yarn B: I used Bernat Maker Home Decor yarn (Bulky, 72% cotton /28% nylon, 317 yds). It has plenty of stretch and stays cool.

Note: From my experience, making boot toppers with a long wool / handspun inner cuff not only makes my boots feel too tight - but it makes my legs too warm.  I prefer a cotton inner cuff of only 1-2 inches that I can put over my knee-high cotton socks when I wear my boots. I love the stretch in the Bernat Maker yarn for this purpose, but use what you have/love. 

PATTERN (Make 2)

Outer Cuff: Cast on 17 stitches on size 15 DPN with Yarn A and knit in the round for 10-12 rows, or until the outer cuff measures 5 inches long. Push all the texture to the inside of the cuff as you knit (we will be turning this inside-out for wearing)

Inner Cuff: Switch to Yarn B and knit the following pattern in the round: K2YO (Yarn Over; this is an increase). This will result in 25 stitches on your needles. Purl in the round for 1.5 to 2 inches. Bind off loosely.

Finishing: Turn the Wooli Wellie inside-out. Fluff up the locks that are now on the outside of the cuff.