A delightful design – these slippers are easy to make. They fit your feet snugly and best of all, they are very portable. Just fold them up and take them on holidays.
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3.75mm knit pins
100g balls of double knit cotton/wool blend. Suggested yarns:
- Adriafi Knitcol DK - 100% superwash merino wool
- Adriafil Soffio Plus Fancy Yarn - 50% acrylic, 40% mohair, 10% wool
- Robin DK - 100% acrylic
- Sirdar Click 50g – 70% acrylic & 30% wool
- Stylecraft Life DK 100g – 75% acrylic & 25% wool
- Stylecraft Wondersoft DK 100g – 100% acrylic
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Produce 6 squares (see below for sizes) and sew up as seen. Two stocking stitch squares form part of the slipper base. Two ribbed squares form the base and sides. Two moss stitch squares form the heel and front of your slippers.
You can choose any stitch designs, but we found that the ribbed sides work well. Make sure that you sew in the ribbed squares exactly as the picture shows so that the cast off edges form part of the opening of the slipper.
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Inside-out view of the partially sewn up slippers. Take the two moss stitch squares and sew to edges to two edges of the stocking stitch squares as shown. You have now formed the hell and the toe. Now take one of the moss stitch squares only. This will form the front of your slipper. Sew up a third edge to the side edge of the ribbed square. Now sew up the fourth edge to the edge of the other ribbed square.
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Finishing – To edge your slipper, make an i-cord and sew around the opening. Or make an attached i-cord. Or crochet a chain around the opening of the slipper.
Decorate with buttons as we have done or embroidery, beads, ribbon. There are endless possiblities.
Ladies size 4. Each square should measure 3” with 3.75 knit pins and cast on 16 stitches and work 19 rows.
Ladies size 5. Each square should measure 3¼” with 3.75mm knit pins and cast on 18 stitches and work 22 rows.
Ladies size 6-7. Each square should measure 3½” with 3.75mm knit pins and cast on 19 stitches and work 26 rows.
Stocking stitch is when you alternate one row of knit and one row of purl.
When you pick up your knitting and are unsure whether to knit or purl, if the ‘V’ side is facing you, then you must do a knit row.
K1, P1 along to the end of the row.
P1, K1 along to the end of the row.
Each row starts with the same type of stitch as the last row ends on.
Using the same technique that helps form the rib stitch, you can knit this striking effect.
Moss stitch is essentially a 1x1 rib stitch.
Row 1 K1, P1 to the end of the row.
Row 2 P1, K1 to the end of the row.
Repeat these two rows and you should get this effect.
Each row starts with the opposite type of stitch as the last row ends on.
Step 1: Cast on a few stitches. I-Cord is usually made using 3 to 5 stitches.
Step 2: Knit one row.
Step 3: Do not turn the work. Just slip your work to the other end of your double pointed needle. Your working yarn will be at the "wrong" end of your work.
Step 4: Pull the working yarn tightly along the back of your work and knit the next row.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have I-cord of your desired length.