Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.
beg—begin(ning); BO—bind off; cm—centimeter(s); CO—cast on; g—gram(s); k—knit; mm—millimeter(s); oz—ounce(s); p—purl; pm—place marker; rep—repeat; RS—rightside; rnd(s)—round(s); st(s)—stitch(es); St st—stockinette stitch; WS—wrong side; yd—yard(s)
13" (33cm) circumference x 8" (20cm) high, 4" (10cm) high when folded. One size fits most snow boots.
- #4 Worsted Weight Yarn: Patons Classic Wool (100% wool, 3.5 oz (100g), 210 yd (192m), 1 skein Color 00229 Natural Mix, small amount of winter white and black for duplicate stitch face.
- Boye® size US 7 (4.5 mm) 7" double pointed needles, set of 5, or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch marker
- Yarn needle
- Boye® pompom maker
20 sts & 24 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch. To save time, take time to check gauge.
Duplicate Stitch Embroidery (Bear's face): With RS facing, and yarn needle threaded with corresponding color, *bring the needle up below the stitch to be worked. Insert the needle under both loops one row above and pull it through. Insert it back into the stitch below and through the center of the next stitch in one motion. Rep from * until all duplicate stitches have been completed.
CO 60 sts.
Divide sts evenly between 4 dpns (15 sts per needle). Join for working in rnd, being careful not to twist sts; pm for beg of rnd.
Rnds 1-4: Purl all sts.
Rnds 5-24: Knit all sts
Rnds 25-28: Purl all sts.
Rnd 29: Knit all sts.
Rnd 30: *K1, p1; rep from * to end
Rep Rnd 30 until boot topper measures 8" (20 cm) from CO edge.
BO all sts in rib.
Make second boot topper same as first.
Follow the chart in the downloadable PDF to make the bear's face, using Rnds 9-24 as "canvas" for the duplicate stitch embroidery.
For bear's ears, make pompoms, 1 1/2" (4 cm) in diameter.
POMPOMS (MAKE 2)
Using 1.5"e;"e; arc in Boye® PomPom Maker, thread yarn needle with 8" (20 cm) piece of yarn. Insert needle between cardboard and yarn wraps at top edge. Tie yarn tightly around all wraps. Cut wraps at opposite edge to form pompom. Shake pompom to distribute yarn evenly. Trim ends as needed.
Securely attach pompom to boot topper as shown. Weave in ends.