Friday 8 December 2023

Basic knitted slippers

I finished knitting a pair of bright red slippers that I'll be donating to Be a Santa For a Senior Gift Drive.  

I used Soft Classic Solid Yarn by Loops & Threads and 5mm needles. I used this pattern and adapted it a bit since I was using a thinner and so I'd have less seams to sew up afterwards. They are quick and easy.

To fit lady’s shoe size 5/6 (7/8 - 9/10).

Finished Foot length
Small 5/6 - 9" (23 cm)
Medium 7/8 - 9½" (24 cm)
Large 9/10 - 10½" (26.5 cm)

Beg = Beginning
Inc = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Rep = Repeat
Rem = Remaining
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

Note: The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
  • Beg at back, cast on 2 sts.
  • 1st row: (RS). Knit.
  • 2nd row: Inc 1 st in first st. K1.
  • 3rd and 4th rows: Knit.
  • 5th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to end of row.
  • Rep 3rd to 5th rows 8 times more. 12 sts.
  • Next 2 rows: Cast on 14 sts. Knit to end of row. 40 sts after 2nd row. 

Work in garter st (knit every row) until work from marked row, measures 4½" [11.5 cm].

Put on double pointed needles.  Continue in stocking stitch for a further 3 (3½ - 4)" [7.5 (9 -10) cm].

Shape toe:
  • 1st row: K3. *K2tog. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
  • 2nd, 4th and 6th rows: Knit.
  • 3rd row: K3. *K2tog. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
  • 5th row: K3. *K2tog. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
  • 7th row: *K2tog. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
  • 8th row: (K2tog) 6 times. 6 sts.
  • Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up firmly. Fasten securely. 
  • Sew edges of back triangle to cast on sts of sides to form heel.
  • Sew a pompom to each slipper if desired.

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