by Roni Knutson


Pattern Rating Easy for knitters with experience using their ribber.
Machine Chunky machine with ribber; I knit mine on a Brother KH260 with ribber
Materials Yarn that gives tension of 18 sts and 28 rows to 4 inches over stocking stitch. My boot toppers weigh 32 grams or 1.1 oz. I used yarn from my stash that had lost the ball band so I can't give you the name of the yarn.
Measurements Needs to stretch to 15 inches or adapt to size needed
Tension I used Tension 1/1 for rib and T4 for tuck
Note Finished depth 5 1/2 inches.

Despite their name they are mostly worn over leggings but under boots so that just the top of them is showing over the boots although sometimes they are folded over the top of the which case you should make them longer.

Follow your ribber manual on how to do 1 x 1 rib
Bring up the ribber and set racking handle to P3
Attach connecting ribber arm
Cast on 25-0-25 for 1 x 1 rib.
Lever on ribber carriage of Brother machine at II for a tighter rib.
Cast on zigzag row and three circular rows. (I used 3 large weights.)
Rib 10 rows at T1/1

Transfer ribber sts to main bed, 'drop' ribber, remove connecting ribber arm and insert sinker plate assembly. Remove 2 large weights.
Insert tuck card and lock on row 1. See tuck card I used below.
Set carriage to T3 and KC and knit one row to select needles for tuck pattern.
Unlock card and push in two tuck buttons.
Knit 20 rows of tuck stitch then lock card and set carriage to
Knit 1 row
Remove sinker plate, bring up ribber and connect ribber arm
Transfer alt sts to ribber for 1 x 1 set up. Add two large weights.
Rib 10 rows at T1/1
Cast off loosely with whatever method you prefer. (I sometimes latch tool cast off moving back and forth between the main bed and the ribber, catching the yarn around the main bed sinker posts only. At other times I take the knitting off on waste yarn and cast off the sts by hand - it's up to you.)

This pattern was first published in Machine Knitting Monthly magazine, May 2016

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