Chair Booties do a great job of protecting your wood floors from scratches. They also add a bit of whimsy to a room. You could make your booties all different colors, or make each chair one color, or use one base color of yarn and work with the values of that color, or switch them out to match the season...its up to you.
Materials: leftover sock yarn
Needles: size 1 double point needles, or size needed to knit a tight fabric
Notes: For bigger booties, increase the number of stitches, divisible by 6, or use larger yarn and needles. The booties will wear out. How fast depends on the amount of use and the yarn used. Be sure to check for holes from time to time.
Cast on 24 stitches. Divide between 3 double pointed needles, 8 stitches each needles, join for working in the round.
Rounds 1-5; *ki,p1*
Rounds 6-16; knit
You will now have something that looks like this:
Round 17; *knit 6, k2tog*
Round 18; Knit
Round 19; *k5, k2tog*
Round 20; knit
Round 21; *k4, k2tog*
Round 22; knit
Round 23; *k3, k2tog*
Round 24; *k2, k2tog*
Round 25; *k1, k2tog*
6 stitches remaining. Cut yarn and thread tail through remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight and weave in ends.
You can find the original chair bootie post with photos here:
(c) Terri Peña - July 24, 2007