Idle Road Boot Toppers
Idle Road is a traditional Irish double jig that I first heard on Joanie Madden’s collection A Whistle on the Wind. It’s a lively, toe-tapping tune that will make your feet yearn to wander the idle roads.
These cabled boot toppers are worked in the round from the bottom (wide ribbing) up. The front and back of the boot topper are identical. Size S is shown in the photographs; larger sizes are created by adding additional Honeycomb cable columns at the side of the boot topper. Each size has its own charts / written directions. Bind off is ‘in pattern’.
Both charts and written directions are provided.
A photo tutorial for the Estonian Cast On is included as a separate PDF.
The cable in these boot toppers matches that in the Lost Kingdom: Coimbra Fingerless Gloves.
S (M, L)
To fit Calf: 13 – 16 (14.5 – 18, 16 – 20)“ / 33 – 40.5 (37 – 45, 40.5 – 51)cm
Finished Circumference: 13 (14.5, 16)” / 33 (37, 40.5)cm
Height: 9.5” / 24cm
276 (308, 340)yds / 252 (282, 311)m in Worsted weight
4.0 mm / US 6
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette, blocked
Stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle
A big thank you to faeriepaw, Tucc1, tinfu, woollykim, TheKnittnKittn and mattnmay for testing this pattern and to Annie Maloney for her beautiful stitch dictionaries that always inspire.
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