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Dorm Boots

Sizes: XS(S,M,L,XL)

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.

Copyright © 1999 Brenda Zuk

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Dorm Boots