Hemlock Shade Boot Topper by Simone Kereit

Hemlock Shade Boot Topper

Knitting
November 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
150 - 235 yards (137 - 215 m)
9(10, 12, 14, 16)”/20(25.5, 30.5, 35.5, 40.5) cm circumference
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English version out now, German version coming soon!

Deutsche Version kommt bald!

Chunky textured with little pine cone cables peeking through the needles, these boot toppers with travelling cables and twisted slipped stitches will work up quickly in bulky weight yarn and keep your legs toasty warm.

Named after the mighty Eastern Hemlock trees that grow along the creek at my favorite camping spot. Deep green, the branches reach out over the water and their shade is often a welcome reprieve from the summer heat. As the weather turns cold, these evergreens offer year-round color even throughout the gray wintry months.

Materials
Yarn
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Chunky: 100% Merino (300 yards /274 meters, 8 ounces/226 g), 1 skein (shown in colorway ‘Logan Circle’) or other bulky weight yarn, approx. 150(170, 190, 220, 235) yards/140(160, 175, 205, 215) meters

Needles
US Size 8(5 mm) double points or 16”(40 cm) circular needle or size needed for gauge

Notions
1 stitch marker, a fearless spirit (or 2 cable needles)

Gauge
16 sts and 24 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette st
18-19 sts = 4”/10 cm in Hemlock Cable pattern

Finished Sizes
9(10, 12, 14, 16)”/20(25.5, 30.5, 35.5, 40.5) cm circumference, 7” /18 cm long for all sizes
Chose a size that is smaller than your calf circumference or boot size; wear with 0-2”/1-5 cm negative ease.

Shown in size 12”/30.5 cm on 14”/35.5 cm calf.

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