Boldly shout with joy from the top of your boot cuffs, “Fall is here,” with Tweedy Toppers. Perfect for falling temperatures as these toppers have a secret - fashion on the outside and warm functionality on the inside. Keep your calves snuggly warm with the surprise of interior ribbing. Create your own faux tweed by holding two fibers together.
The tech edited and test knit intermediate level pattern is fully written with a diagram and how-to video for starting the hidden interior ribbing.
S (M, L, XL) to fit calf circumference of 12”/ 30.5cm (14”/ 35.5cm, 16”/ 40.5cm, 18”/ 46cm) with 1”/ 2.5cm of positive ease.
Cuff Only: 13”/ 33cm (15”/ 38cm, 17”/ 43cm, 19”/ 48cm) around by 4”/ 10cm tall.
1 skein Malabrigo Verano, shown in color Chocolate
Single skein info: 100% pima cotton Worsted/ DK; 205yds/ 187m per 100g/ 3.53oz
1 skein Malabrigo Mora, shown in color Simple Taupe
Single skein info: 100% silk Fingering; 225yds/ 206m per 50g/ 1.76oz
Sample shows size Large. Each Tweedy Topper weighs 66g/ 2.33oz
US 8/ 5mm needles
Additional needles for interior ribbing -
US 8/ 5mm circular needles or DPNs (all sizes)
US 7/ 4.5mm circular needles or DPNs (all sizes)
US 6/ 4mm circular needles or DPNs (sizes S, M, L, & custom length)
US 5/ 3.75mm circular needles or DPNs (sizes S, M, & custom length)
US 4/ 3.5mm circular needles or DPNs (size S & custom length)
6 stitch markers
6 buttons sized 0.75”/ 19mm (shell buttons shown)
Needle and thread
Blocked Gauge, Cuff Only:
16 sts and 24 rows over 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette stitch on larger needles holding MCAC. Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.
- Customize It: Tweedy Toppers is a Malabrigo Quickies project - 2 skeins or less. But, if you are looking for extra warmth in your boots, consider working the interior ribbing longer by adding another ball of Mora and working the entire length to your ankle. Continue to decrease needle sizes for a snug fit on the ribbing.
- Slip It: slip as if to purl or as if to knit, whichever is more comfortable. Once you pick a method, continue throughout. Consistency is more important than methodology.
- Watch It: check out the Knit Eco Chic blog, Tweedy Topper Insider Tips, for a video tutorial for setting up the interior ribbing.
- Navigate It: pattern page 3, diagram for interior ribbing page 4.
- Matthew 28:18-20