Slipper Season!

Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don't you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?  ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


For some reason this time of year I want to make slippers.  I'm not sure if it's due to the the quick construction or the that they don't require a lot of yardage,  but I love making them. They also make great last minute gifts and are a wonderful project for small amounts of leftover yarns.  Slippers are also a great charity project, especially for nursing homes and hospice, as they offer comfort and warmth.

This weekend I finished a super quick knit by Faye Kennington called Mine.  For this project I used approximately 1.25 yards of Lion Brand Hometown USA in the color Salem Creek and a set of US size 10 DPNs.  If you just sit and knit, you can finish a pair in about 3 hours.  



Pattern Review:  This pattern is very well written with super easy to follow instructions for sizes S, M, L and XL.   The unstretched finished foot length is 7 (8, 9, 9 3/4) " that will stretch to fit a women's US shoe size 4 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 10, 11-12 or men's US shoe size 6 - 7.5, 8 - 9, 9.5 - 11).  I love how Faye gives "fit suggestions" and "alternate plans" too.  This is one pattern to keep in mind for those last minute Christmas gifts!

Two other patterns that caught my eye this weekend and went into my Ravelry library fairly quickly, was Stipper and Uppsala.

Stippers by Ashley Knowlton offers a just a touch of cable work around the cuff for a very elegant design.  Worked in bulky weight yarn and US size 10.5 DPNs, this is another quick knit and perfect for holiday gift giving.   
Courtesy of © Ashley Knowlton
Uppsala Slippers by Ram Wools Yarn Co-op offers a contrasting cuff and a simple snowflake motif.  This design is worked in two colors of Aran weight yarn and a set of US size 5 DPNs.  This pattern is perfect for someone who is wanting to try colorwork.

Courtesy of © Ram Wools Yarn Co-op


Do you have a favorite slipper pattern ?

Until next time ~ be creative!
Tina






1 comment

  1. Those slippers are fantastic. What a great idea to knit them for the nursing homes!

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