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Dawn Brocco shares the story of her Fulled Family Booties..."I have been knitting socks, since I taught myself to knit in '91. Being one of those women who have to bundle up inside the house to keep warm - thick, warm socks are a necessity for winter life! What I have found is that, by February, all the thinner weight socks I've spent all that time to knit, were mostly mending, not sock! Booties that are knit thickly and at a looser gauge (to allow for the fulling) are also easier on the hands and wrists to make. (Have you noticed how your hands can hurt, when knitting at the tighter gauges, necessary for socks?)"
This pattern is in 7 sizes - so all the feet in the family can be warm this winter!
Dawn recommends the purchase of slipper bottoms, for the younger children and the elderly, as the fulled socks can be slippery on certain flooring. So, consider your home environment and decide accordingly.
Sizes: Small Child, Medium Child, Large Child, Small Women, Medium Women, Large Women/Men
Yarn: Bartlettyarns' 2-ply wool (210 yd/4 oz skeins) 5 skeins of one color is enough to make all 3 Children's sizes, largest Women's size and Men's size!
Gauge: 11 sts &14 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in st st with size 11 ndls and 2 strands yarn held tog, or size to give gauge.
Substitute Yarn Wt: Heavy Worsted used double
Skill Level: Beginner