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SOS Need help for house slippers

Posted by jomo (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 21, 06 at 19:14

Years ago I knitted house slippers on straight needles, starting at the heel and knitting the sides and sole flat until about 2 1/2 or 3" from the toe. Finished the toe part in k1 p1 ribbing. The slippers were finished by running the thread through the stitches and pulling them snug, Whip stitch the toe part and knot, weave the end of the thread out of sight. Fold sides together and sew back of slipper. Now that I've told you this much does anyone know how many stitches to cast on? The main part is knitted, knit one row. knit side stitches ,p 1, knit sole stitches,p 1, knit side stitches. Repeat these 2 rows. I hope someone can figure out this jumble and help me.


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RE: SOS Need help for house slippers

That sounds like the same one another forum member was looking for a while back. Here's the pattern:

CO 29 stitches.

Row 1 (WS): K9, P1, K9, P1, K9

Row 2 (RS): Knit across

Repeat these two rows for 4-5" (half or a little less than half the finished foot length), ending with a WS row. Count the number of ridges and make a note of it for your second slipper.

Ribbing Row 1: K1, P1 across row, ending with K1.

Ribbing Row 2: P1, K1 across row, ending with K1.

Repeat these 2 rows for about 4-5" (until slipper is 1" less than length of foot), ending with row 2. Make a note of how many rows for your second slipper.

Next 2 rows: K2 together across row, K last stitch.
Cut yarn, leaving a tail, and draw it through all the remaining sts. Gather and stitch top of slipper together to the end of ribbing. Sew back seam.

Make a second one to match.

To make the same slipper with a small cuff:

CO 39 stitches.

Row 1 (WS): K14, P1, K9, P1, K14

Row 2 (RS): K4, P1, K29, P1, K4

Repeat these two rows for 4-5" (half or a little less than half the finished foot length), ending with a WS row. Count the number of ridges and make a note of it for your second slipper.

Ribbing Row 1: BO 5 sts, K1, P1 across 30 sts, K5.

Ribbing Row 2: BO 5 sts, P1, K1 across row, ending with K1.

Ribbing Row 3: K1, P1 across row, ending with K1.

Ribbing Row 4: P1, K1 across row, ending with K1.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 for about 4-5" (until slipper is 1" less than length of foot), ending with row 2. Make a note of how many rows for your second slipper.

Next 2 rows: K2 together across row, K last stitch.
Cut yarn, leaving a tail, and draw it through all the remaining sts. Gather and stitch top of slipper together to the end of ribbing. Sew back seam.

Make a second one to match.


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RE: SOS Need help for house slippers

Thanks so much Donna. Hopefully I can get a pair knit for my friend before I move.


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RE: SOS Need help for house slippers

I casted on both slippers on one needle. It's a PITA to keep track of but the slippers should match. I am using the thread ends from the outside and inside of the skein. it might be a tad easier to use two skeins but I didn't have two, only one big one.


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RE: SOS Need help for house slippers

Jomo, you could have wound the skein into two balls to make it easier.

I'm glad to see you back at the forums, You have been missed over at the KT! Take lots of breaks from packing, and don't get too tired. And make sure the computer is one of the last things packed and unpacked so you can check in with us!

Tami


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RE: SOS Need help for house slippers

What weight of yarn would the slipper pattern take, that doonna loomis provided?
I passed on the pattern to a friend of mine, more as a joke than anything else - because she doesn't have time right now (with her Christmas knitting, rennovations to where she has recently moved, visitors, fundraising for a charity, etc. etc.).
And she called my bluff by wanting to know the yarn type and gauge.

Thanks.


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RE: SOS Need help for house slippers

I usually use worsted weight. It's been a while since I made them, but I think that a 4 ounce skein is just right for even the larger slippers.


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RE: SOS Need help for house slippers

Cat Bordhi has some great slippers knitted on two circular needles in feltable real wool. I have made several pairs and they are lovely and warm. I use doubled up aran equivalent of my handspun yarn on 6mm circular needles. One day I will get round to sewing on suede soles from the jacket I bought for 10pence at a charity stall at a country fair.
Tip: only buy Addi Turbo needles. They are the best. And only METAL thin ones as the bamboo ones break easily. Thicker sizes are great in bamboo.


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RE: SOS Need help for house slippers

Thank you for the yarn weight, Donna.


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RE: SOS Need help for house slippers

Hi all. It's been awhile since I checked in. I'm going to try this pattern that Donna listed. Problem that I need an answer to is: "what size needle" using wool ease?
Thanks and Merry Christmas everyone!
Barb


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RE: SOS Need help for house slippers

The "regular" Wool Ease is a worsted weight. For an adult slipper, I use size 8 needles.


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RE: SOS Need help for house slippers

Thanks Donna. I'm going to give it a try. First time for slippers but I have leftover yarn from an afghan and slippers will use it up.
Barb


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