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.
|Courtesy of Faye Kennington|
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!
|Courtesy of © Ashley Knowlton|
|Courtesy of © Ram Wools Yarn Co-op
Do you have a favorite slipper pattern ?
Until next time ~ be creative!