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Felt Boot Pattern

Knitting
December 2009
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
10.5 stitches and 16.5 rows = 4 inches
US 13 - 9.0 mm
640 - 680 yards (585 - 622 m)
US shoe sizes 7, 8 & 9
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Back in 2003 I started making these felted boots using a traditional felting technique of working from raw fiber, not yarn. They were a big hit in the store and so I started teaching the class to traditional felters. But knitters kept asking me for a knitted version and here it is available on Ravelry! The pattern is extensive…not just how many to cast on and where to shape, but providing lots of design options. The pattern includes video tutorials under the “resources section.”

I’ve been wearing these boots for four winters and my feet have never gotten cold or wet.

The pattern for these boots includes directrions for US sizes 7,8 & 9

Gauge:
Prefelt: 8 sts and 12 rows/3 inches
Postfelt: 4.25-4.5 sts and 6.5 rows/inch

Materials:
440 yds Main Color (MC); 220 yds Contrast Color (CC) bulky gauge
yarn such as Galway Chunky
US size 13 (or whatever gets you the gauge)
Commercially made soles
barge cement
waxed linen thread
sharp needle (such as a Glover’s needle) or stitching awl
small paint brush
pins
scissors
Button or rug thread
small amounts of yarn, fiber, or locks for embellishment,
felting needle
beads if desired
grommets if desired
Commercial insole with arch and heel support