How to knit homemade boots with knitting needles?
How to knit homemade boots with knitting needles?

Recently, the popularity of knitted indoor shoes has increased dramatically. Experienced needlewomen explain this by the fact that it helps to keep the legs warm and look interesting, beautiful and fashionable at the same time. However, many people prefer to knit this wardrobe item on their own, because store products are mostly presented in several copies, and not all buyers like this. In the article, we will study in detail the technology of making home boots using knitting needles.

Determining the appearance of shoes

Both novice craftsmen and professional ones know that the realization of any idea begins with the purchase of knitting threads and the selection of comfortable knitting needles. However, before work, it is important to carefully consider how the desired model should look. Everything should be thought out: style, color, the presence of decorative elements and the type of sole - a felt / knitted insole or a real sole left over from old shoes.Then choose a pattern. Traditionally, it is believed that knitting home boots is best done with a simpler and not too openwork pattern, although in this case there are no strict recommendations, and each needlewoman has the right to rely on her own taste.

home boots description

Cooking yarn

Professional craftswomen recommend that beginners use fairly dense woolen yarn to implement their idea. The main thing is that it should not be prickly! Otherwise, wearing the product will be uncomfortable. In addition, it is worth noting that if you decide to work with a complex pattern, it is better to choose a one-color skein. If home boots are knitted with a simple front stitch, garter stitch or a simple embossed pattern, you can decorate them with an unusual knitting thread. For example, gradient.

Choose a tool

A few words need to be said about the choice of knitting needles. Experienced needlewomen believe that it is easiest for novice craftsmen to work with metal. However, some young ladies knit too loosely (in large, elongated loops), so it’s better for them to opt for wooden ones. There is an opinion that it is better to knit both children's and adult home boots on hosiery knitting needles. The diameter should be equal to the thickness of the selected thread. If the reader does not have suitable tools, they must be purchased from a craft store. But it is important to carefully consider each knitting needle. There should not be any "burrs", roughness and unsanded ends. Otherwise, the creative process will turn into real torture.

homemade boots step by step

Measuring the leg

To wear the finished product was comfortable, it is important to correctly take measurements. To do this, prepare a centimeter tape, schematically depict a boot on a piece of paper, and then indicate all the parameters directly on the pattern. In this case, you need to find out the following:

  • distance from the floor to the base of the lower leg;
  • foot circumference at the base of the lower leg;
  • length of the top of the boot.

Building a pattern

Home boots knitting, as well as crochet, will be much easier to knit if you calculate the number of loops and rows in advance. But for this you need a sample of the pattern with which you will knit the product. We prepare the yarn, we collect fifteen loops on the knitting needle and we knit the same number of rows. Then we measure the resulting fragment with a centimeter tape. Divide:

  • girth of the foot by the width of the sample, multiply by 15;
  • the distance from the floor to the base of the lower leg and the length of the upper part of the boot by the length of the sample, multiply by 15.

We round each new value if necessary and mark it on the pattern.

Knitting soles

home boots scheme

Professional craftswomen are convinced that the easiest way to make the whole product is with knitting needles. However, in this case, it is necessary to build a pattern of soles for home boots. Even beginners can do it with their own hands:

  1. Preparing a notebook sheet in a cage.
  2. Draw a foot on it.
  3. Correct the contour, giving itmore rounded outlines.
  4. Slightly expand and lengthen the sole.
  5. And draw a contour by cells.
  6. Knit, taking one cell for a loop.
  7. Add new ones after the first loop and before the last one. Decrease also.

Bringing the idea to life

Having connected the sole, take the hook and pull out new loops along the entire contour. We distribute them on four knitting needles and knit without increases and decreases, raising 1/3 of the distance from the floor to the base of the lower leg. In the center of the bow, we begin to close three loops through one row. When we reach the girth of the foot at the base of the lower leg, we knit the product in a circle without additions and subtractions. Having connected the desired length of the upper part of the boot, we break the thread, fasten it and hide it from the inside. Next, we knit the second home boot with knitting needles, and then, if desired, decorate the finished shoe, complement it with decorative elements, ears or bows.

knitting home boots

This concludes our article. We hope that we have explained the principle of work in an understandable language, and the reader will be able to please himself and his loved ones with beautiful, original home boots that will keep your feet warm.

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