I really like these simple little slippers I found at this link They are very frugal to make and great stash busters too. This pair was a trial run and I made each one in a couple of hours. Here are my modifications and explanations to make this woman's size pair which weighed 73gms when completed.
You'll need about 40gms each of TWO 8ply/DK yarns...either the same colour for a plain pair or by using 2 different but compatible yarns you get the mottled look you see above.
a pair of 6mm knitting needles and a tapestry needle for sewing them up.
Cast on 29 sts using 2 strands of yarn together
1) K9, P1, K9, P1, K9
2) Knit to end
Work these 40 rows of this pattern.
Work 10rows of rib starting with a P1, K1 row
Decrease for your tootsies by
1) Rib 7, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, rib 5, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, rib 7
2) rib 7, P3, rib5, P3, rib7
3) rib 6, k2tog, k1, s1, k1, psso, rib 3,k2tog, k1, s1, k1, psso,
That's it!!! Snip the yarns about 30cms from your last stitch, thread your tapestry needle and pull the yarn through the last 21 stitches twice, sew up the top with the same yarns and fasten off securely. Sew up the heel, turn it right-side out and start again!!
|Here you can see the rib made by purling that one stitch on the odd numbered rows, it forms corners that help the sides stand up nicely. This is the 'right' side or even numbered side.|
|The last 21sts have the yarns drawn through them and you pull it tightly and sew the top of the slipper|
|Stitch up the heel and turn it right side out and make another one!!|
I've started a man-sized pair and will post pics here once they're ready.
No pics as yet but here are the modifications for the Big Foot in your life...
Cast on 35sts
Work 48 rows of pattern above
Work 10 rows of rib starting with a P1, K1 row.
decrease as follows
1) rib9, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2 tog, rib 7, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2 tog
2) rib 9, P3, rib7, P3, rib 9
3) rib 8, k2tog, k1, s1, k1, psso, rib 5, k2tog, k1, s1, k1, psso,
That's it! So quick, easy and cosy too.
I lerve footy season almost as much as cricket season...lots of TV hours in which to knit lol
Today I rediscovered 4 of my dresses from the late 60's including the Kipper Tie Dress made by Mrs Scargill, I've washed them all and will try a gentle iron tomorrow and take some photos. I also have a dress of Mum's that dates back to the late 50's so I'll show you that too. My little christening dress is here...yep, I'm a hoarder!!!
Hope your weekend is relaxed and enjoyable,
Love from Sue