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Title: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added)
Post by: BlueAndRedCows on September 12, 2006 05:34:32 PM
I knit a pair of converse shoes. I'd had this idea for aaages, but just recently conned someone into giving me an old pair. I cut off all the fabric, save for about a 1/4 inch along all the edges, and knit pieces to sew in place. They didn't take a very long time to make- the hardest part was sewing everything together. Ugh! I think the effort was worth it, and they're actually really strong. I played a game of baseball in them the other day, and they've held up just fine!! Here are some pictures:


 I cut the all-star patches off the original shoes and sewed them back on. I love how they turned out!


The front of the shoes


My dog really likes them, too!!

Thanks for looking!

Okay, here's the pattern. It'll make a ladies size 8.

gauge: 2"= 7 sts (unstretched)
needles: US 6
yarn: any worsted weight yarn, double stranded

to make these shoes, you knit three separate pieces, and then sew them onto the shoe.

first piece (make two, one for each shoe..)
cast on 28 sts
1) K
2) P
3) K12, YO, K2tog, K1, YO, K2tog,K
4) P2tog, P
5) K23, YO, K2tog, K2tog
6) P
7) K20, YO, K2tog, K2, K2tog
8) P
9) K17, YO, K2tog, K2, cast off 4 (this is the end of the row, so cut the yarn and rejoin it to purl back across the next row.)
10) P
11) K15, YO, K2tog, cast off 4 (same process as row 9)
12)  P
13) K
14) P
15) K13, YO, K2tog, K2
16) P2tog
17) K14, K2tog
18) P
19) K11, YO, K2tog, K2
20) P2tog, P
21) K
22)P
cast off all sts.

2nd piece (make two, too). this is pretty much just the mirror image of the first piece.
1) K
2) P
3) K
4) P to last two sts, P2tog
5) K2tog, K2tog, YO, K
6) P
7) K2tog, K2, K2tog, YO, K
8) P
9) cast off 4, K2, K2tog, YO, K
10) P
11) cast off 4, K2tog, YO, K
12) P
13) K
14) P
15) K2, K2tog, YO, K
16) P to last 2 sts, P2tog
17) K2tog, K
18) P
19) K2, K2tog, YO, K
20) P to last two sts, P2tog
21) K
22) P
cast off all sts.

Tongue piece (make two)
Cast on 9 sts
K 5 rows in stockingette
Row 6) increase one st on each side of the tongue (11 sts).
K approx 23 rows in stockingette. I made a one st garter border along the edges to stop it from curling. it still curled a bit, but you can't tell when you're actually wearing the shoes.



Now, the assembly!!!!
take your converse, and look at the back of it. there's a thicker fabric strip that goes right up the back of the shoe. this is going to stay on- don't cut it off!! it'll help keep the construction of the shoe  strong. Here's a picture of it-


so except for that piece, cut off every other bit of fabric, leaving approximately a quater inch border of fabric left to the shoe. This is what you'll sew the knitted pieces to.

The side pieces will seem too small for the shoe, but they'll stretch- I didnt' want them to be too baggy.

When I sewed everything together, I used regular thread, but I double stranded it for strength. I would also strongly reccomend a thimble, because some parts of the shoe (in the heel and near the toe) are thicker and you'll want to protect your fingers as you have to push the needle in with a lot of force.

Next, cut the patches off the shoe, punch holes ( I used a needle) in the patch around the edges. You'll want to punch the holes before you sew them on, otherwise they're hard to sew on. Then attach them to the sides of the shoes, relace them, and you're good to go!


I was thinking about sizing, and I'm pretty sure it'd be really easy. One of my friends wants me to make him a pair of these, and so I measured his shoes (a size 9 ladies) and they're a half inch longer than the size 8s. When I make them, I'm going to cast on 2 more stitches, and do the shaping the exact same way, since all the shaping is done on one side, and the other side (which gets sewn to the heel) is completely straight. So theoretically, if each size up adds a half inch in length, you should be able to calculate how many sts to add.

Whoo! That's a lot of typing. I hope everything makes sense- if not, I'll do my best to answer questions!  If you make a pair, post them here, I'd love to see them.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: stefferoni on September 12, 2006 05:39:02 PM
i love them!!! and want a pair in orange & green. job!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: katokotin on September 12, 2006 05:49:15 PM
Wow...that is amazing


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: xamonster on September 12, 2006 05:52:12 PM
What great shoes!

Did you poke holes in your 1/4 inch and pu the stitches? I'm guessing that's how it goes. Did you just do one lay of knitting, or double knit for strength? Or, now that I'm looking at them, you must've doubled the yarn you used. What's the yarn you chose?

I want to try to make myself some pirate boots, providing I find suitable shoes, and should really start doing some research for them.  :D


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: that1spazticchik on September 12, 2006 05:54:34 PM
those are amazing. very creative!!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: olivian on September 12, 2006 06:01:38 PM
i am amazed. this is really cool! do you have a pattern by any chance? what size shoes do you wear?


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: BlueAndRedCows on September 12, 2006 06:28:07 PM
What great shoes!

Did you poke holes in your 1/4 inch and pu the stitches? I'm guessing that's how it goes. Did you just do one lay of knitting, or double knit for strength? Or, now that I'm looking at them, you must've doubled the yarn you used. What's the yarn you chose?

I actually knit the pieces first, then sewed them onto the 1/4 inch after- with liberal use of a thimble, and double stranded thread.  I used random stash acrylic, doublestranded with US 8 or 9 needles. I want to see your pirate boots when you make them!!

i am amazed. this is really cool! do you have a pattern by any chance? what size shoes do you wear?

These were a men's 6, women's 8. I took notes as I went along, and  I could post them if people are interested. Would that size work for you?



Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: domUNIQUE on September 12, 2006 06:41:45 PM
very cool!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: kelliz on September 12, 2006 06:45:45 PM
Awesome!  I love them, you've got some talent!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: indie-knitter on September 12, 2006 06:46:50 PM
ooh! I love them! You just gave me inspiration for an old pair that I unsuccessfully hacked into flats. Gosh can you give me some details on how you shaped them?


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: krafty_kelly on September 12, 2006 07:47:57 PM
I love them....I'm hitting "This Rocks" for sure.

By the way I laughed out loud at the pic of your dog wearing them....too cute!!!

Edited to add....There is no "this rocks"  button anymore ...Hmmm what's up with that??


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: craftyandnappy on September 12, 2006 07:51:45 PM
i'm still speechless.... i love them!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: Jodi1978 on September 12, 2006 08:52:15 PM
Love them. A pattern would be great. Thanks.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: teapotdnky on September 12, 2006 08:59:33 PM
Will you marry me?


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: DithMer on September 12, 2006 09:00:23 PM
oh pretty please share your notes with us on this.  these are AWESOME.  best converse reconstruction i've ever seen.  seriously.  go you lots.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: BlueAndRedCows on September 12, 2006 10:02:03 PM
Thanks for all the compliments! I'm working on putting together a comprehendable pattern-- ladies 8 for now. I'll probably have it up on Thursday.


Will you marry me?

Yes!!!!! haha.





Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: arsenic_girl on September 12, 2006 10:46:28 PM
okay, these are flipping incredible.

wow oh wow oh wow.

hahah. you're brilliant!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: spirals420 on September 12, 2006 11:30:30 PM
those are seriously bad ass!!!! clickin this rocks... now!

edited to add---- yeah sure did just notice no this rocks button... then looked at top of page and saw you did/ said the same thing....  funny stuff.... but seriously these effin ROCK!

I love them....I'm hitting "This Rocks" for sure.

By the way I laughed out loud at the pic of your dog wearing them....too cute!!!

Edited to add....There is no "this rocks"  button anymore ...Hmmm what's up with that??


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: raymabec73 on September 12, 2006 11:36:01 PM
haha your dog looks super! x


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: twilight on September 13, 2006 01:51:25 AM
Wow! That is so freaking awesome. I'm a size 8 1/2 so I bet your pattern will be easy to size up a bit. Yay!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: knittingal on September 13, 2006 02:46:16 AM
what's the equivalent in a uk size? (yes i know there's always one isn't there?!)
but they definately do rock my socks  ;D


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: Phizzychick on September 13, 2006 03:59:32 AM
what's the equivalent in a uk size? (yes i know there's always one isn't there?!)
but they definately do rock my socks  ;D

Nah, there's always 2, I'm in the UK too!! ;D

US 8 = UK 6


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: knittingal on September 13, 2006 04:17:44 AM
what's the equivalent in a uk size? (yes i know there's always one isn't there?!)
but they definately do rock my socks  ;D

Nah, there's always 2, I'm in the UK too!! ;D

US 8 = UK 6

EXCELLENT! though i would have to increase the size - you see i'm a uk 8 :)


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: Phizzychick on September 13, 2006 04:21:32 AM
Ha ha, me too, I got the size from my converse! ;)

knitting needles at the ready then! I can't wait to make these, they're fab!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: knittinkitty on September 13, 2006 04:35:22 AM
Oh these are awesome! I will be looking for pattern on Thursday fo shizzle. thank you!!!

(and I think I read elsewhere on the board that the 'this rocks' button has not been added to the new setup yet but they are working on it. Hope they hurry, cuz this indeed RAWKS!! (bangs head)


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: Yndigo on September 13, 2006 05:04:07 AM
Those are the coolest thing e-v-e-r!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: neverseenblue on September 13, 2006 06:47:18 AM
mad props to you - those are awesome!!  ;D


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: ArmyOfMe on September 13, 2006 07:35:27 AM
Awesome!!! I would so pay for a pair of these. Very cool  :)


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: alliknits on September 13, 2006 08:43:46 AM
*squeel!!!*  I love them sooo much!  awesome job making an idea work!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: Dew on September 13, 2006 09:10:08 AM
I love them! I am currently wearing a pair of converse! hehe great job!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: Tiegan on September 13, 2006 09:26:54 AM
Those are probably one of the most creative recycled crafts I have seen here on Craftster, and thats saying a lot since there's some amazing stuff here!
Those are too cool for school! Awesome job!
Hugs
Elphie ;D


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: SKerri13 on September 13, 2006 09:48:55 AM
Coolest ever. Love them soo much.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: BonBabbu on September 13, 2006 10:59:15 AM
I love them, you really did a great job on that!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: beccabur on September 13, 2006 12:02:37 PM
This is seriously one of the best knitted items I've ever seen - I think I'm gonna try to make a pair too.   ;D  I'm in love.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: knitting_nyxxie on September 13, 2006 12:04:16 PM
Wow I must make these. Now I have to find the shoes first!!!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: cherry blossom on September 13, 2006 12:04:59 PM
best.

thing.

EVER. 



no seriously.  hands down the best thing i've ever seen.  and i've seen lotsa cool shit. 

YOU ROCK!  (hits the invisible 'this rocks' button)


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: 2711 on September 13, 2006 02:14:48 PM
wow

I'm going to have to try and learn to knit again

wow



Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: gyouko on September 13, 2006 04:22:32 PM
Aw, where's the "this rocks" button when you need it?!  Those are the coolest things EVER.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: dair on September 13, 2006 06:19:32 PM
totally rocks!

hhmmm might have to make a pair myself...


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: Xiuxiu on September 13, 2006 06:38:19 PM
AMAZING!
You are so creative!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: SabrinaJL on September 13, 2006 07:09:48 PM
That's really cool.  But as much as I love kniting, I just could NOT bring myself to cut up a pair of my Converse. 


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes
Post by: BlueAndRedCows on September 14, 2006 04:41:59 PM
Okay, here's the pattern. It'll make a ladies size 8.

gauge: 2"= 7 sts (unstretched)
needles: US 6
yarn: any worsted weight yarn, double stranded

to make these shoes, you knit three separate pieces, and then sew them onto the shoe.

first piece (make two, one for each shoe..)
cast on 28 sts
1) K
2) P
3) K12, YO, K2tog, K1, YO, K2tog,K
4) P2tog, P
5) K23, YO, K2tog, K2tog
6) P
7) K20, YO, K2tog, K2, K2tog
8) P
9) K17, YO, K2tog, K2, cast off 4 (this is the end of the row, so cut the yarn and rejoin it to purl back across the next row.)
10) P
11) K15, YO, K2tog, cast off 4 (same process as row 9)
12)  P
13) K
14) P
15) K13, YO, K2tog, K2
16) P2tog
17) K14, K2tog
18) P
19) K11, YO, K2tog, K2
20) P2tog, P
21) K
22)P
cast off all sts.

2nd piece (make two, too). this is pretty much just the mirror image of the first piece.
1) K
2) P
3) K
4) P to last two sts, P2tog
5) K2tog, K2tog, YO, K
6) P
7) K2tog, K2, K2tog, YO, K
8) P
9) cast off 4, K2, K2tog, YO, K
10) P
11) cast off 4, K2tog, YO, K
12) P
13) K
14) P
15) K2, K2tog, YO, K
16) P to last 2 sts, P2tog
17) K2tog, K
18) P
19) K2, K2tog, YO, K
20) P to last two sts, P2tog
21) K
22) P
cast off all sts.

Tongue piece (make two)
Cast on 9 sts
K 5 rows in stockingette
Row 6) increase one st on each side of the tongue (11 sts).
K approx 23 rows in stockingette. I made a one st garter border along the edges to stop it from curling. it still curled a bit, but you can't tell when you're actually wearing the shoes.



Now, the assembly!!!!
take your converse, and look at the back of it. there's a thicker fabric strip that goes right up the back of the shoe. this is going to stay on- don't cut it off!! it'll help keep the construction of the shoe  strong. Here's a picture of it-


so except for that piece, cut off every other bit of fabric, leaving approximately a quater inch border of fabric left to the shoe. This is what you'll sew the knitted pieces to.

The side pieces will seem too small for the shoe, but they'll stretch- I didnt' want them to be too baggy.

When I sewed everything together, I used regular thread, but I double stranded it for strength. I would also strongly reccomend a thimble, because some parts of the shoe (in the heel and near the toe) are thicker and you'll want to protect your fingers as you have to push the needle in with a lot of force.

Next, cut the patches off the shoe, punch holes ( I used a needle) in the patch around the edges. You'll want to punch the holes before you sew them on, otherwise they're hard to sew on. Then attach them to the sides of the shoes, relace them, and you're good to go!


I was thinking about sizing, and I'm pretty sure it'd be really easy. One of my friends wants me to make him a pair of these, and so I measured his shoes (a size 9 ladies) and they're a half inch longer than the size 8s. When I make them, I'm going to cast on 2 more stitches, and do the shaping the exact same way, since all the shaping is done on one side, and the other side (which gets sewn to the heel) is completely straight. So theoretically, if each size up adds a half inch in length, you should be able to calculate how many sts to add.

Whoo! That's a lot of typing. I hope everything makes sense- if not, I'll do my best to answer questions!  If you make a pair, post them here, I'd love to see them.





Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: spirals420 on September 14, 2006 07:16:45 PM
these are so bad ass... i cannot waite to try to make some.. one day... wish i hadnt of ditched the old cons...


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: Jodi1978 on September 14, 2006 08:48:48 PM
Thank you for the pattern. :D


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: brandnew on September 15, 2006 07:09:41 AM
That's so cool, I really want to do that! I have a pair of women's size 8 converse, but they're low-tops, I wonder if I could make the pattern work for that, I haven't looked over it yet, but I'm definitely bookmarking this.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: electrocarly on September 15, 2006 07:15:19 AM
this is a bit fantastic, i'm going to give it a go asap!

xx


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: zombiebex on September 15, 2006 07:26:49 AM
These are great! I'm so making a pair. You're so creative, thanks for sharing them with us!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: Knit~It~Good on September 15, 2006 07:53:43 AM
those are freakin awesome!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: subliminalrabbit on September 15, 2006 12:40:08 PM
these.  kick.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: onetomatotwo on September 15, 2006 04:36:22 PM
I love these! I just got back from the Converse outlet store (seriously -- I just walked in the door from there), so I now have some to retire... I might have to re-make them into a knitted version. Perfect -- everyone says I have "every color" (I don't). Now I can work on having "every material". Hee hee.

Nicely done!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: itscribe on September 15, 2006 05:04:34 PM
I only know how to crochet and have much larger feet than the pattern. Any chance someone could post a picture of the pattern pieces? I could figure it out from there.

Thanks.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: Calysa on September 15, 2006 05:53:37 PM
I only know how to crochet and have much larger feet than the pattern. Any chance someone could post a picture of the pattern pieces? I could figure it out from there.

Thanks.

Couldn't you cut the fabric off your shoe and use it for your pattern?  That might be the easiest way to go.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: Slim_secret on September 16, 2006 12:33:10 PM
verii original


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: knitting_nyxxie on September 17, 2006 04:46:30 PM
I had always wanted to knit shoes I made the knit dress shoes from knitty gritty once but I think these would get much more use!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: MiseryNotes on September 20, 2006 05:37:39 AM
Won't the yarn stretch and make them difficult to wear? I suppose if you use acrylic...

Has anyone tried resizing sucessfully yet? I'm probably going to make a men's size 11 for my SO.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: scuffmark21 on September 20, 2006 05:54:36 PM
oh my god. those are so beautiful. you have noooo idea.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: BlueAndRedCows on September 20, 2006 09:29:26 PM
Won't the yarn stretch and make them difficult to wear? I suppose if you use acrylic...


The pieces are made small on purpose, so they're already stretched a lot when you sew them on. Hopefully that'll minimize the stretching. So far, I havn't had a problem with them.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: Starina on September 22, 2006 04:25:57 PM
Now those are awesome! With so many people wearing them now it is hard to stand out. These will.

~Star~


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: Cisnegra on September 24, 2006 06:15:09 PM
Those are fantastic! I am already inamgining doing them with knit then felted pieces. That would kill the stretch factor, but you'd have to be VERY careful when you felted the pieces to make them the right size.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: BlueAndRedCows on September 25, 2006 08:30:53 PM
Felted would be really cool!! But since it's so important that the pieces are all the same size, I think I'd almost just knit big rectangles and then cut out the shapes. Now I want to make another pair..


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: katie_ramone9 on October 02, 2006 01:42:06 PM
those are too cool!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: nushybum on October 02, 2006 01:43:53 PM
They are SO COOL!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: gurlwhopurls on October 02, 2006 02:13:14 PM
oh! those are so righteous! :D I am so making some, although I've never owned any Converse, I might go buy some and wear them down to the threads then I won't feel bad about cutting up a new pair! I also like the felted idea.

Now, if this was already asked, forgive me! ;D How are they for support, i.e. do they keep you from rolling over on your ankles or what? lol. Does the double stranded yarn make em nice and strong?


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: katie_ramone9 on October 02, 2006 03:24:38 PM
oh! those are so righteous! :D I am so making some, although I've never owned any Converse, I might go buy some and wear them down to the threads then I won't feel bad about cutting up a new pair! I also like the felted idea.

Now, if this was already asked, forgive me! ;D How are they for support, i.e. do they keep you from rolling over on your ankles or what? lol. Does the double stranded yarn make em nice and strong?

I don't know if the yarn does much to "strengthen" the shoes.  But converse are seriously some of the least comfortable shoes for people with high arches.  I have flat feet so they are comfy to me, but they dont have any ankle support (trust me, i've tried skating in them...ouchie  :'( ).  I guess it just depends on your feet.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: Radioactivepenquin on November 12, 2006 02:01:23 PM
Hey! I'm making right now! But why is there the bindoffs? I think to k2tog would be okay? I rarely dabble in going off a pre-made pattern so yeah... Any help?


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: BlueAndRedCows on November 12, 2006 05:22:00 PM
Are you talking about when you bind off 4 sts, about halfway through the pattern? Just do a normal bind-off, like it's the end of a project. Then reattach the yarn for the next row. Does that help?


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: craftyminx on November 12, 2006 07:48:29 PM
I love these! Thanks for adding the pattern.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: knitin.chick on November 15, 2006 10:40:31 AM
Those kick butt! 


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: simplyfussfree on November 17, 2006 06:32:11 PM
those are awesome!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: punk is the new blog. on December 30, 2006 07:30:31 PM
oh my goodness! woah! i'm always amazed by the sheer talent of most of this stuff!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: peachcake on December 30, 2006 07:37:20 PM
those are the coolest shoes I've ever seen and now I have hatched an evil plan to make my own.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: tlwebster on January 01, 2007 11:51:16 PM
I am completely in love with them; I need to learn how to knit.....


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: alex[scene]dra on April 19, 2007 06:34:21 AM
These rock my world.  I really really really want a pair to call my own!  They would put my plaid, normal-ish ones to shame.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: just_gemz on May 07, 2007 07:06:19 AM
I made a pair!
They knitted up so quickly! I shocked myself  ;D

So, I don't have any old Chucks just lying around, but I saw a pair in Target for..

$16!

So mummy got them for me  ::) and I picked out this pretty reddish-pinkish yarn from kmart (on sale too  :D)
Here's everything..


Close up of the yarn:


They're done!


That's the only picture I have of them right now, I was too excited to take any more!
I didn't cut off all of the red canvas stuff, in these ones they had a sort of thickened.. thing at the back. I don't know the proper terminology, I am probably not making much sense, but I left that, so  it kind of supports the heel, I guess.

I love them!

Can't wait to wear them out!
Thank you SO much for the pattern!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: BlueAndRedCows on May 08, 2007 09:34:07 PM
Cool!!! It's so exciting to see that something I wrote actually makes sense.. yours are adorable!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: just_gemz on May 09, 2007 02:22:14 AM
Thank you :D
I wore them out today and they haven't even broken or anything :D


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: TheBeckster on June 18, 2007 02:07:49 PM
I made a low-top pair of these, and they are awesome!




Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: arualms on June 18, 2007 03:54:25 PM
I just love this idea so much. You are truly a genius for coming up with it.

Though like others, I can't really stomach the idea of cutting up my beloved chucks. I'll have to get a cheaper version, but then I'll definitely give ithis a go.

It's great to see that others were able to get such phantastic results.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: WIPs on June 18, 2007 04:28:25 PM
TheBeckster, those look nice too!

I would like to try this, but I can't imagine cutting up my shoes. :o And my mom wouldn't allow it either.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: emkay on June 18, 2007 04:53:04 PM
I'd love to see someone make some knee-high Chucks!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: darkest.artist on June 21, 2007 06:40:37 AM
these rock! the only thing i'd have done is made them black chucks :) but great job!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: Nesse on June 21, 2007 10:41:12 AM
emkay, I'm on it!!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: yarnhag on July 05, 2007 05:24:29 PM
ya hoo!  very cool... I'm going to have to thrift shop myself some shoes...


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: snappity-snap on June 21, 2008 11:22:14 AM
whoa! these are awesome, but i wear size 11 in womens. how do i adjust the size??

thanks in advance.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: BlueAndRedCows on August 30, 2008 10:22:43 PM
Hi, sorry for the late reply... I just saw that there was a new post here.

So I made these up 2 years ago, but I went back and looked at the pattern (which they published in craft magazine--- so cool and exciting!!!!) and here's what I said about sizing; "I was thinking about sizing, and I'm pretty sure it'd be really easy. One of my friends wants me to make him a pair of these, and so I measured his shoes (a size 9 ladies) and they're a half inch longer than the size 8s. When I make them, I'm going to cast on 2 more stitches, and do the shaping the exact same way, since all the shaping is done on one side, and the other side (which gets sewn to the heel) is completely straight. So theoretically, if each size up adds a half inch in length, you should be able to calculate how many sts to add."

So for a size 11 shoe, I'm thinking you'd want to at 6 stitches to your cast on, and just work the shaping the same. For example!:
first piece (make two, one for each shoe..)
cast on 28 sts
1) K
2) P
3) K12, YO, K2tog, K1, YO, K2tog,K

So that's the original size 8 pattern. With you extra 6 stitches for the size 11 shoe, you would do this:

cast on 34 sts
1) k
2) p
3) k18, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k



I hope that helps!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: Foisty on August 30, 2008 10:47:11 PM
Cool you knitted thouse shoes from craftzine.com and the mag they have.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: TattyThistle on August 31, 2008 07:02:42 AM
Woah! That's a really, really good idea. :D They look absolutely great!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: KarinH on August 31, 2008 08:30:15 AM
This is so cute. I'm going to work on a pair myself.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: waiting4beckett on August 31, 2008 11:29:29 AM
DUDE.

That is beyond awesome.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: BlueAndRedCows on August 31, 2008 12:03:52 PM
Cool you knitted thouse shoes from craftzine.com and the mag they have.


Nope... these came before the mag.. the pattern was published in the mag just recently, I made this a couple years ago. It was definitely one of the most exciting things to happen to me!



Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: cherry_queen on September 01, 2008 05:36:42 AM
oh my ... those are SO cute!!!!!!!!  :o

this rocks.


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: Oi1knit2 on September 01, 2008 08:14:29 PM
ingenious!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: stargazer13 on October 05, 2008 03:48:32 PM
Thoese shoes are so awesome and I'd love to make a pair, but I'm new to knitting so can someone tell me what sks, K, K2tog, and P stand for?


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added on pg 5)
Post by: quirks_and_kooks on October 27, 2008 01:36:52 AM
That is possibly THE coolest thing I have ever seen!
Two thumbs up!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added)
Post by: llamalady on February 12, 2011 11:16:38 AM
I can't knit, but I love those! And I had better make sure my husband doesn't find this..or else I will be begged to learn :). Awesome job!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added)
Post by: jfer007 on February 12, 2011 07:01:23 PM
Thanks for the tutorial! I know what I'm attempting this week!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added)
Post by: TheNerdyNintendoKnitter on March 05, 2012 03:11:56 PM
Okay, so these are like... super amazing!


Title: Re: *knit* converse shoes (pattern added)
Post by: freewaydog on October 10, 2015 10:15:07 AM
I would like to know how to knit a different kind of sneaker booty, as I posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328687.new#new).