Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Craig's Slippers

On this snow day, I sat down to knit my husband a pair of slippers he requested a long time ago. We looked through the Ravelry database and couldn't find anything with the boxy shape that he liked. I had already bought some Lion Brand Thick and Quick in Charcoal, so I sat down to shape him a slipper that would fit and be warm for the rest of this Maine winter. Bonus with the yarn, it's machine washable, so when it gets caked with animal hair (of which we have 2), it can get thrown in the wash and come out looking like new!

Craig's Slippers

1 skein of Lion Brand Thick and Quick
Size 10.5 circular needles
stich marker
tapestry needle

CO 11 sts.
Rows 1-25: Knit in garter stitch
26: SSK, K to the last 2 sts, K2tog
27 - 32: Knit all
33: K6, turn, sl 1, k3, turn, sl 1, Knit to the end.
34 - 78: K all
79: SSK, K to last 2 sts, k2tog
80 - 84: K all
85: K3, SSK, K2
86 - 92: K all

From Short Row along sole, pick up 30 to BO row, pick up 6 sts along back of heel and then 30 sts along other side of sole. This could be done in two parts and sewn up the back…
1 - 6: K all
7: BO 13 sts, K 40 sts, BO 13 sts

Pick up 10 sts from the top of the toe bed on your left-hand needle and join yarn leaving a long tail. PM (50 sts)
1: P 29, SSP, P2tog, P19 (48 sts)
2: K 28, SSK, K2tog, K18 (46 sts)
3: P 27, SSP, P2tog, P17 (44 sts)

Finishing: Using the tails, sew up sides of toe bed and sew in all ends. Trim and enjoy!

If you have smaller or larger feet, add or remove rows between 34 and 78. My husband has size 10 feet (mens). That equates to about 10" of foot.

Saturday, January 1, 2011