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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Basic Knit Slipper Pattern

This pattern is similar to the slippers also posted on Peppermint Mocha Mama’s website, I also have posted a Rounded Heel Slipper pattern that works up very similar to this one.
As a young girl, my mother, aunts, cousins and I received crocheted slippers every year for Christmas from my Grandmother & Great Aunt. It is a nice memory for me and even though I do not have any of the slippers any more, my mother is now wearing a pair that she found. It was like finding a treasure. I have knitted many pairs of slippers in many different patterns. This pattern is easily adjustable to the size of the recipient and works up quickly.
2 skeins of worsted weight yarn
Size 7US straight knitting needles
Darning needle

You will be knitting with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout the pattern.
Cast on 33 stitches (Leave a long tail to sew up heel of slipper)
**Always slip the first stitch in every row as if to purl, this makes a nice edge.

Heel and Ankle
Row 1: Sl1, Knit across
Row 2: Sl1, K10, PM, P1, K9, PM, P1, K11
**By (PM) placing the marker before the purl 1 you will be reminded that you need to purl and it is a good way to check yourself, The purl ridge will be on the outside of your slipper

Row 3: Sl1, Knit across
Row 4: Sl1, K10, P1, K9, P1, K11

Repeat Row 3 and 4 – 13 times this will give you a total of 30 rows (15 ridges)

Row 31: Sl1, Knit across

Body of Slipper
(at this point if you wish to avoid seaming you may knit in the round)
Row 32: Sl1, *P1, K1* Knit the last stitch
Row 33: Sl1, Knit across
Repeat Row 32 & 33 until you reach the length you want. (stop knitting at the base of your big toe) I wear a ladies size 9 and I knit 26 rows.

Toe of Slipper
Row 1: Sl1, *P2tog, P1*
Row 2: Sl1, *K2tog, K1*
Row 3: P2tog across to the end

Leave a long tail and cut yarn. Using a darning needle, run the yarn back thru, picking the yarn off the needle. Pull tight, this will form a circle at the end of the toe. Turn the slipper inside out and proceed to sew up the top of the slipper, stop at the change in pattern and tie off.

Fold the slipper in half and with the long tail from the cast on, sew up the heel.
Turn the slipper right side out. Make a pom, pom and attach.  You may also add Dimensional paint to the bottom of the slipper to enhance traction.


If you find any mistakes or have any suggestions in this pattern please let me know.
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