Ideal for diabetics, people with Raynaud’s Disease or simply if you have cold toes, this little cap knits up very quickly and uses very little yarn. Perfect for those last few yards of left-over sock yarn.
Yarn: Sock/fingering weight yarn, approx. 30 m/6 g made one toe cap of size given.
Needles: Five double pointed needles (or preferred style for working in the round) in size to obtain tension
Tension: 28 sts and 36 rounds per 10 cm over stocking stitch in the round
Materials/notions: set of 5 double pointed needles or type of needles you prefer, in size to obtain tension listed above
A blunt sewing needle.
- K = knit
- P = purl
- Kf/b = knit into front and back of stitch (1 st. increased)
- rnd = round
Using Judy’s Magic Cast On method (or preferred method) cast on 12 sts (6 per needle).
K 1 round, distributing sts even over needles
Inc. rnd: (K1, Kf/b, K2, Kf/b, K1) twice
Rep. this rnd 8 times [44 sts], then every alternate rnd until 64 sts are on the needles.
Instep stitches: (K1, P1) across half sts.
Sole sts: K.
Work in this manner for approx. 2 cm.
Work K1, P1 rib over all sts for another 3 cm or until reached desired length.
Cut length of yarn approx. 30 cm long.
Using the sewn method, cast off all sts.
Weave in ends.
Legal note: I am offering this pattern for free. Do not sell this pattern. I encourage you to make some for charity or for someone you know who needs their toes kept warm. Donations to charity or for raffles and the like is OK. If you use this pattern, please consider making a donation to a health or age-related charity.
(C) Amy Pickard 2008.