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Knit Shoes
Tutorial - how to knit a shoe by Kamilla
Knitting
Needle and yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Malabrigo Yarn Sock
The Loopy Ewe in Fort Collins, Colorado
fiberstory FAVE sock
1 skein = 400.0 yards (365.8 meters), 100 grams
Green
The Loopy Ewe in Fort Collins, Colorado
Notes

How could I not knit shoes after seeing the clever tutorial from Kamilla?

I purchased a pair of Chuck Taylors and made my templates using tracing paper. My gauge is 8 sts/8 rows to the inch so I created my charts based on that gauges.

I knit and blocked all pieces, then applied to the shoes as directed in the tutorial. Rather than cover the shoes completely, I left the area with the shoelace eyelets alone. Several other Ravelers mentioned having difficulty getting the grommets back on the eyelets and I figured this way I wouldn’t compromise their strength. I got black shoes and my background yarn is black, so that worked very well.

I worked a black i-cord edging all the way around the knitted portion of the shoes, and finished them off with i-cord shoelaces in the foreground yarn.

What fun!

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August 9 2014
August 18 2014
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by Malabrigo Yarn
Light Fingering / 3 ply
100% Merino
440 yards / 100 grams
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FAVE sock
by fiberstory
Fingering / 4 ply
100% Merino
400 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: August 10, 2014
  • Finished: August 19, 2014
  • Updated: August 20, 2014