Friday, November 28, 2008
Basic Slipper Pattern:
US 9 (5.5 mm) needle
US 11 (8.0 mm) needle for bind off
Worsted weight yarn 7 ounce skein (plenty for all sizes)
Fun Fur 2 balls (1 ball is enough for smallest size)
Gauge: 3-1/2 stitches to the inch
Directions are for 6 (7-8-9-10-11-12) inch slippers.
With double strand of worsted weight, cast on 44 (50-56-62-68-74-80) stitches.
Work in garter stitch for 2 inches.
Cut off one strand of worsted weight and begin knitting with one strand of worsted and one of novelty yarn.
Knit the next row placing a marker between the center stitches.
Row 1: Knit to within 6 stitches of marker, k2 tog 3 times, slip marker, k2 tog 3 times, k1, turn, purl 8, turn and knit to end of row.
Row 2: Purl across.
Repeat these 2 rows until 26 stitches remain, ending with purl row.
Work in stockinet for 5 rows.
Work 5 rows in k1-p1 ribbing. Bind off loosely (this is the cuff of slipper). Use size 11 needle to bind off.
Fold in half purl sides together (the purl side is fuzzier). Sew bottom and back using one strand of the cast on tails for each seam.
Bootie pictured is the 6 inch size, which is a children’s size 8.