Thursday, November 13, 2008

slipper pattern

I promised a few weeks ago to share this pattern, and finally had a bit of time to find it and fix it up for you! These slippers are knit flat and seamed up the back*, and shaped to fit the toys with rounded feet (not the toys with big feet like the bunnies and monkeys). I don't remember how much yarn I used to knit these, but it wasn't very much.

Slippers (make 2)

Materials: small amount of fingering or sock weight yarn, 3 mm (US size 2.5) needles, tapestry needle

Cast on 14 sts.
Row 1: P 1 row.
Row 2: k1, [m1, k1] across. (27 sts)
Row 3: P 1 row.
Row 4: k2, [m1, k4] x 6, m1, k1. (34 sts)
Row 5-9: work 5 rows in st st.
Row 10: k11, [skpo] 3 times, [k2tog] 3 times, k11. (28 sts)
Row 11: P 1 row.
Row 12: k8, [skpo] 3 times, [k2tog] 3 times, k8. (22 sts)
Row 13-15: work 3 rows in st st.
Row 16-18: work 3 rows in [k1, p1] rib.
Row 19: bind off loosely in pattern (tip: use a larger needle).
Sew together back seam and sole of sock.

The slippers will be a bit snug to get on, but this way they don't fall off!

*You should be able to convert this pattern to knit in the round, using dpns. Just remember to knit the rows that are written as "P 1 row"


Anonymous said...

You timing with this posting is impeccable. I have a young friend who is just learning to put her socks on and a toy with multiple socks would be just the thing for her. Thanks!

Lucy said...

Thank you for this Barbara - I have your new ebook now (courtesy of my son!!!) and have to say it is absolutely stunning and worth every cent!! The photos are beautiful as always!!

Anonymous said...

It is sooo cute.. thanks for sharing.