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Sunday, June 12, 2011

knitted slippers

I don't know about you but since I knit and crochet I am asked on occasion if I would like some yarn others are giving away. Usually it is a worsted weight, acrylic yarn.
 

Now that there are so many natural fiber yarn available now, I have very few uses for these types of yarns. But one good use are these slippers.











I would say these are very practical and sturdy slippers. I make them often and have for a long time.
When I was around eight years old my Aunt Jerri taught me how to knit. This pattern she taught me shortly after that. Very simple pattern
It take two skeins of yarn. Can be the same color or they can be two different colors. Example Red/Green, Green/Yellow, Lt Pink/Dk Pink.
Need size 8 needles
With both yarn together,
CO 39.
Pattern for heel; K13, P1, K11, P1, K13.  Continue this pattern for each row until it is the length of your heel
Decrease 3, Knit the rest of the stitches (36).
Decrease 3, Purl the rest of the stitches (33)
Continue in a stockinette stitch pattern to the length of your foot. Stockinette stitch is knit one side  purl the other side.


This is before forming toe. Bottom portion is heel, upper is stockinette

To form the toes
Row 1 &  3 knit 2tog across the row,
Row 2 & 4 Purl 2tog all stitches on row.
With a yarn needle sew off the last few stitches and fold right side together. Sew up the top of the slipper.
Then sew the back of heel.

Well I hope you make yourself a pair. They are comfortable and stay on your feet. If you have any problem or questions, post them in the comments. I'll check often so I will get back to you.

I would also like to share this photo of this little baby skunk. Boy have we had the skunks around here this year. This little guy was no bigger than 6 or 7 inches long (tail not included)
What a cute little stinker.

3 comments:

  1. Oh mom ... you're such a teacher!

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  2. About what size do these work up as?

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  3. Nice Pattern - What size are these and do you know how to make other sizes, like men's sizes?

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