These felted slippers are a quick weekend knit, taking just a few hours to make. They are knitted seamlessly in the round on either two circulars or using magic loop. You can make them completely seamless by using Judy’s Magic Cast On or you can use a long tail cast on and just seam the sole before felting. The strap is just as quick to make and is attached after felting to allow for any adjustment in foot and button size.
The pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter or advanced beginner who has some knowledge of working on two circulars or magic loop. Full instructions, with pictures where necessary, are given for any part of the pattern where I thought would be helpful including the finishing. You should be familiar with simple decreases and short rows but again, full instructions are given.
Here are some details:
Finished Foot Sizes:
To fit a standard women’s foot 8-9 inch circumference, in the following lengths:
Finished foot lengths: 21.5 [23, 24, 25.5, 26.5, 28] cm / 81⁄2 [9, 91⁄2, 10, 101⁄2, 11] inches. These are approximate shoe sizes between 2-101⁄2 UK / 3-13 US / 33-45 EUR
Cascade 220 or other worsted weight yarn that will felt, held double. In one or two colours. Total yarn approx.
200 [240,260,280,300,320]meters/ 200 [260,280,300,330,350] yds. If working in two colours you will need just over half of this amount for the sole and the rest for the slipper upper.
3 sts per inch in stocking stitch holding the yarn double before felting.
8 mm / US11 circular needles at least 40 cm / 16 inches long if using two circulars and 100 cm/44 inches long for magic loop. (or size to get you the required gauge).
Removable Marker. (optional for reminding you which needle is which)
Sewing needle for sewing on straps and buttons.
Wool needle if using a long tail cast on to seam the bottom of the slippers. Matching thread for sewing straps and buttons.
Two buttons 15-20mm / 5⁄8-3⁄4 inch dia. There is plenty of room for variation in size.
The pattern is available from Love Knitting, Ravelry and Etsy for £4.25 (plus vat if applicable).