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Home : Patterns : Travelin' Man Shoe Covers

Free Knitting Pattern: Travelin' Man Shoe Covers

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: BK4K-0606003
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Fits men's size 8 - 11 shoes.

PUBLISHED IN:  By Kids, For Kids

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These special 'booties' fit on the outside of shoes and protect your clothing from getting shoe polish on it in the suitcase.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-111: Wool-Ease Yarn: Navy
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*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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•  620-111 Wool-Ease Yarn: Navy
$ 9.38  
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Travelin' Man Shoe Covers

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®


26 stitches = 4 inches [10 cm] in pattern stitch. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


This piece is knit in a ribbing that is 3 stitches wide.

SHOE COVER (make 2)
Cast on 63 stitches.
Row 1 *K3, p3 rep from * to end
Row 2 **P3, k3 rep from * to end.
Odd-numbered Rows 3-31 Rep row 1
Even-numbered Rows 4-32 Rep row 2
Row 33 Bind off 3 sts, ***P3, k3 rep from *** to end of row
Row 34 Bind off 3 sts, **** K3, p3 rep from **** to end of row
Rows 35, 37, 39, 41 rep row 2
Rows 36, 38, 40, 42 rep row 1
Row 43 rep row 34
Row 44 rep row 33
Rows 45, 47, 49, 51, 53 rep row 1
Rows 46, 48, 50, 52, 54 rep row 2
Row 55 rep row 33
Row 56 rep row 34
Rows 57 and all odd rows rep row 2
Rows 58 and all even rows rep row 1
Knit until piece totals 14 inches [35.5 cm] in length.
Bind off all stitches.


Fold in half lengthwise. Sew edges of the large end together to form the heel. Beginning at the point where the piece starts to narrow. sew the top together until the small end is reached.

Re-fold the top to form the toe so that the seam is in the middle; sew the end closed.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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Travelin' Man Shoe Covers Reviewed by Lana Rosen on 2012-02-03 *****
I love this pattern. I travel alot, and made a pair for myself.....I liked them so much that I made a pair for all my children and husband. They are easy to wash and keeps my clothes clean while traveling! Love them.....great pattern!

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