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Jumbo no Bother Boots

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Slippers are meant to be easy to make: and these are so simple and fast to make that they are no bother at all. They also have the advantage of an interesting and novel construction; top down, in the round and seamless yet with no picking up of stitches or short rows and no heel to turn. Just knit all the way.

Plus these are no bother to wear; they stay on well. And because they are thick and cosy enough to keep your feet warm on the coldest of stone floors.

Sizing

These are actual foot sizes. Choose the size closest to your actual size (the pattern contains negative ease)

To fit foot sizes:
19cm-20.5/7 ½-8in in circumference and foot length 22-23cm/8 ¾ -9in
21-22cm/8 ¼ - 8 ¾ in circumference and foot length 23.5-24.5cm/9 ¼ -9 ¾ in
23-24cm/9-9 ½ in circumference and foot length 25.5-26.5cm/10-10 ½
25-25.5cm/9 ¾ -10 in circumference and foot length 27-28cm/10 ¾ -11 in

The pattern also contains a basic % formula for custom sizing.

A couple of points on fit: there’s quite a lot of negative ease built in to make these fit close like a sock and the cuff is meant to be really quite close fitting to hold the boot up firmly. If you are on the borderline for a size or are near the top end of a size and want to wear them with an extra pair of socks, consider making the next size up, particularly if your yarn has less give than pure wool.

Yarn choices and yardage

My Purple sample: Bonus Superchunky by Hayfield (100% acrylic)
My Green Tweed sample: Swift knit tweed superchunky by Stylecraft (80 acrylic, 20% wool).

Yardage is based on the Hayfield yarn:
19cm-20.5/7 ½-8in in: 65yds/60m
21-22cm/8 ¼ - 8 ¾ in: 86yds/80m
23-24cm/9-9 ½ in: 100yds/90m
25-25.5cm/9 ¾ -10 in: 110yds/100m

Yardage based on The Stylecraft yarn:
19cm-20.5/7 ½-8in in: 65yds/60m
21-22cm/8 ¼ - 8 ¾ in: 86yds/80m
23-24cm/9-9 ½ in: 100yds/90m
25-25.5cm/9 ¾ -10 in: 110yds/100m

Skills and techniques
This is a very easy knit.
Knitting in the round: pattern is written for one needle magic loop, but you may substitute two circulars. DPNs are not recommended.
Grafting on the sole.

Pattern contains
Full written instructions with links to video tutorials for cast on methods and the more unusual aspects of the construction.

Gauge
10 stitches = 10 cm/4in in stockinette
Needle size
US 11 - 8.0 mm
You will get a PDF (1MB) file

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