Every single day the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteer crew put their lives on hold to save lives at sea. Even though the vast majority of the crew are volunteers, training and equipment doesn’t come cheap – including those trademark yellow wellies.
The RNLI runs its annual Mayday campaign from the 26th April to the 2nd May, so they're calling on the nation to raise the funds. You’ll see that staying true to the yellow welly, there are many ways you can get involved in this campaign, from baking delicious biscuits boots to knitting the these adorable yellow booties!
- One ball of black DK yarn
- One ball of yellow DK yarn
Using black DK yarn, cast on 29 sts using thumb method
Row 1: k
Row 2: k13, kfb in next st, k1, kfb in next st, k13 (31 sts)
Next row: sl 1, knit to end
Next row: p7, turn
New row: sl 1, k to end
Row 3: k13, kfb in next st, k3, kfb in next st, k13 (33 sts)
Change to yellow DK
Beginning with a k row, work four rows in st st
Next row: k20, k2tog tbl, turn
Next row: sl 1, p7, p2tog, turn Next row: sl 1, k7, k2tog tbl, turn
Next row: sl 1, p7, p2tog, turn
Repeat last two rows three times until seven sts remain on each side of toe shaping (23 sts)
Next row: p to end (23sts)
Next row: k7, turn
Next row: sl 1, p to end
Beginning with a k row, work 11 rows in st st ending after a right side row
Next row (wrong side): k
Cast off knit wise
Sew up back seam in yellow and sew sole seam in black. Make a cardboard sole shape and insert.