Sunday, May 15, 2016

Adorable Adult Booties Pattern for the Loom

I just love how quickly these booties worked up, and how simple they are.  There's no turning heels here, just a basic pattern in the round with some easy-to-do decreases.

These are made on the KB all-in-one loom.  Each slipper bootie is about 8 inches long, but they stretch to fit my size 10 feet just fine.  They are pretty much one-size-fits-all.

 Using the five peg spacers, adjust the loom so that you have 60 pegs to knit in the round. 

How to knit the Decrease  Rows
Decrease one stitch on either side of the slider 5 peg spacer.  This is going to be done by moving the loop on the pegs that are lined up with the five peg slider piece to the pegs directly to the left on one side and to the right on the other.  In other words, there will be a peg on either side of the loom with two loops, and the pegs next to the slider will now be empty.
As I am knitting counter-clockwise, another way to explain this is that I am moving the loop from peg 25 and placing it on peg 24, then moving the loop from peg 31 to peg 32 on my first round.

Then push the slider pegs down one.  There are now 58 pegs in total. 

Decrease will be done the same way on each row they are called for, but I won't give the peg numbers.  They will always be done at the corner pegs, leaving the corner pegs empty and allowing you to adjust the slider so the total number of pegs decreases by two.


With your main color (A), cast on 60 pegs.  Leave a long tail for seaming the bottom.

With A, knit 8 rows.
Purl 1 row.

With contrast color (B), purl two rows.

Change color to A, knit one row.

*With A knit a decrease row.
Knit 1 row.

Repeat from * 7 times. 

With A knit a decrease row.

Change to contrast color B.

Knit 1 row.

*Knit a decrease row,  Knit one row.

Repeat from * 4 times.

Change yarn to main color A.

K1 P1 ribbing for three rows.

Bind off.

Seam the bottom.

I like to sew up the bottom seam while the bootie is still on the loom. 

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