Finish Line Booties

Drivers – start your engines!  Maybe you know a baby who was in a hurry to get here who could use these?

finish line booties

Make a quick little pair of booties with a finish line flag design in stranded colourwork around the foot.  If you haven’t done stranded colourwork before, here’s the perfect opportunity to try it out on a small & speedy project!  The little turnover cuff is knit sideways across the top of the ankle section & uses ribbing and twisted stitches to mimic the tread on a tire.  It’s a simple two-row chart (or written directions) – easy to memorize!

You need basic knitting skills, including increasing and decreasing, and how to do stranded colourwork

You’ll need fingering or sock weight yarn: about 10g (or about 36 yds) for the main colour, 6g (or about 22 yds) for the first contrast colour (the black for the sole and the checkerboard section), and only about 2 yds of the second contrast colour (the white for the checkerboard section). You’ll also need about 10g (or about 25 yards) of a sport weight yarn in black (something with some sheen and good stitch definition is perfect!) for the cuff.  Alternatively, just use another 10g of the same fingering weight black you’re using for the first contrast colour. You’ll also need a pair of US 1 (2.25 mm) and a pair of US 2 (2.75 mm) straight needles (or short circulars used for knitting flat).

The pattern includes charts for the cuff and foot sections (as well as written directions).

The pattern for is available for download from Ravelry:

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