Aunt Alm's Dorm Boots
The following pattern is an adaptation of the original Dorm Boots pattern by Amy Detjen's Aunt Alm.
XS & S = small child to young teen
M = Women size 6 to 8 shoe
L & XL = Men
Directions are for smallest size with larger sizes in brackets. If there is only one figure, it applies to all sizes.
any knitting worsted weight yarn
Needles 'n' Notions:
4.5mm double pointed needles (4 needles for small sizes and 5 needles for larger sizes) or size to obtain gauge
markers, darning needle
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4"/10cm over stockinette st
2x2 ribbing - *k2, p2, repeat from *
dpn(s) - double-pointed needle(s)
k - knit
k2tog - knit 2 stitches together
p – purl
p2tog – purl 2 stitches together
pm - place marker
rnd(s) - round(s)
ssk - slip 2 stitches separately to right needle as if to knit. Knit these 2 stitches together by inserting left needle into them from left to right.
st(s) - stitch(es)
Bottom of boot:
Cast on 64(72,80,88,96) sts distributing evenly over 3 needles, pm and join.
*K 1 rnd, p 1 rnd, repeat from * 5(6,6,7,7) more times.
Middle portion of boot:
K29(33,37,41,45) sts, k2tog, p1, pm to denote centre of boot, p1, ssk, k to end of rnd.
Following rnds, k to last 3 sts before centre marker, k2tog, p1, slip marker, p1, ssk, k to end of rnd.
Continue decreasing in this manner until 32(36,40,40,44) sts left on needles.
Top/ribbing of boot, XS(M,L):
Work a 2x2 ribbing for 16(20,20) rnds, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1.
Bind off loosely.
Top/ribbing of boot, S(XL):
Work a 2x2 ribbing for 18(22) rnds, k1, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Bind off loosely.
Sew up bottom with darning needle and weave in ends.
Fold cuff over.
1. Work bottom, middle portion and ribbing in 3 different colours.
2. Work bottom and cuff in one colour, middle portion in another colour.
3. Embellish boot with a fancy edging.
The following pattern is the original source for my adaptation above.
Amy Detjen's Aunt Alm's Dorm Boots!
4 mm/US 6 needle and 2 oz knitting worsted weight yarn
Cast on 76 sts (86 sts for men) - (3.75 mm/US 5 needle with 76 sts for children)
Knit 14 rows (7 ridges) in Garter Stitch.
Row 1 - K35, k2tog, p2, k2tog in back of st, k35.
Row 2 - P34, p2tog in back of st, k2, p2tog, p34.
Continue these two rows until there are 40 sts left on needles.
Work 7 rows (3.5 ridges) of Garter Stitch.
Bind off with large needle. Sew up back and bottom.
- - - - Amy adds - - -
Aunt Alm died in the summer of 1998, and I know she's just sitting up there waiting for us to cast on ... but she also wouldn't mind if we edited her pattern a little.
These are the official Knitu Dorm Boots!!! Knit on....
Copyright © 1999 Brenda Zuk
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