Jacquard Boot Toppers by Sherrie Kibler

Jacquard Boot Toppers

August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt
US 8 - 5.0 mm
420 yards (384 m)
12.25" circumference and 5.25" tall after folding down ribbing
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This pattern is available in print for $6.50.

The Jacquard attachment for looms, developed in 1804, revolutionized textile production: weavers could easily introduce elaborate color and texture patterns into fabric. These boot toppers use slip stitches and contrasting colors to create a similar effect through knitting.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 12.25” circumference and 5.25” tall after folding down ribbing.

Yarn Patons Classic Wool Worsted (100% pure new wool): #00212 royal purple (MC) and #00224 grey mix (CC), 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Spinrite.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker; tapestry needle.

Gauge 23 sts and 42 rnds = 4” in charted patt.

Note These boot toppers are worked in the round from the bottom up.