DGY Live: Boot Socks KAL with @WillieNillieKnits

DGY Live: Boot Socks KAL with @WillieNillieKnits

Don't miss the chance to join us live on Instagram this Sunday, February 25th at 3:00 pm EST for Part 1 of our exciting Boot Sock Knit-Along hosted by the talented Willie Smith (@WillieNillieKnits) and DGY's own Sammi P. (@FeatherboxArt).

Whether you're a seasoned knitter or just starting out, this event promises to be a fun and educational experience. Grab your needles and yarn, and get ready to dive into the world of boot sock knitting with fellow craft enthusiasts. See you there!

For your convenience, we've included the boot sock pattern below, along with a downloadable PDF to follow along.You can grab the PDF pattern HERE

Darn Good Yarn Live Boot Sock Knit Along Part 1 on Instagram with Willie Smith

Boot Sock Knitting Pattern:

 Materials Needed:

  • US 5.5mm and 6mm needles (32" for magic Loop)
  • US 5.5mm and 6mm needles DPNs (optional)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Tape measure
  • 2 skeins of Bulky Weight Alpaca Wool Blend Yarn (or comparable substitute)
  • 5 yards of DGY Banana Fiber Yarn for embellishments
  • 48" scrap yarn (24" for each afterthought heel, worsted or DK weight)


  • K: Knit
  • M1R: Make 1 stitch right
  • M1L: Make 1 stitch left
  • Ssk: slip, slip, knit
  • K2tog: knit two stitches together

The Pattern:

Cast on 24 sts using Judy's Magic Cast On
  • Round 1: Knit
  • Round 2: (K1, M1R, knit to last stitch, M1L, k1) x2
  • Round 3: Knit

Repeat Rounds 2 & 3 until you have 44 stitches on your needles

Knit your toe in plain knitting until you have 2" of fabric

Change colors or proceed to foot:

Knit until you are 2" away from where you want to place you heel (ex. for a 10" foot, knit 8" from toe)

Placing afterthought heel:

*Use scrap yarn (preferably a different color), knit half the stitches, turn the work and purl back. You should be back to your main color yarn/working yarn

Leg and cuff:

Knit you leg to desired length and do a ribbing of your choice for the cuff.

Back to the heel:

Pick up the right legs of each stitch above and below the scrap yarn (should be 22 on top and bottom)


Pick out the scrap yarn, join heel yarn and knit one round


  • Round 1: (K1, ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog, k1) x2

  • Round 2: Knit

Repeat Rounds 1 & 2 until you have 24 stitches total

Graft using the kitchener stitch

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