Don’t you think it’s time to knit some slippers for winter? Here is an easy pattern!
These slippers are knitted in one piece. The pattern is suitable for an adult’s foot (shoe size 7-9). Cast on 10 stitches less for a smaller slipper. Once you’ve knitted a pair, you will soon be able to ascertain how many stitches you need for which size foot.
How many stitches?
You can work out how many stitches you need for different sizes using different wool according to the list below. It is usually indicated on the wrapper around the ball. Knit a sample first to see if the tension is correct.
- Four-ply wool: 26 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm with 3.25 mm needles
- DK wool: 22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm with 4 mm needles
- Chunky wool: 15 sts and 19 rows = 10 cm with 5.5 mm needles
- k2tog – knit 2 together
- p2tog – purl 2 together
- ssk – slip stitch knitwise, slip next stitch knitwise, put both stitches on left needle and k2tog
- ssp – slip stitch purlwise, slip next stitch purlwise, put both stitches on left needle and p2tog
- st st – stocking stitch: alternate one row knit, one row purl
- Pingouin Tweed Aran (2 x 50 g balls)
- 5 mm needles
Knit like this:
- Cast on 76 sts.
- Work 14 rows in st st.
- Decrease row 1: k35, k2tog, p2, ssk, k35.
- Decrease row 2: p34, ssp, k2, p2tog, p34.
- Go on with these 2 decrease rows until there are 40 sts left.
- Work 7 rows in st st for a short edge of 15 rows to be folded over.
- Cast off loosely.
- Sew up seam at back and on sole. NB: ssk and ssp make for a straight ridge on top of slipper. If you struggle, just k2tog and p2tog as usual.