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

Materials:
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
BO

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)
BO

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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You may need to check the font you are using on the page. The pattern is invisible unless it is highlighted :-).

laura said...

hi. i'm trying to knit the slippers, but am running into an issue. how many stitches should i have at the end of rounds 26, 33, and 85?

Julia said...

Sorry for the long delay. I don't check my blog much....

Row 26: 9 sts
Row 33: 9 sts
Row 79: 7 sts
Row 85: 6 sts

Hope that helps!

Melinda C. Torres said...

First time picking up stitches. Kinda hard at first but getting the hang of it. Maybe you can provide some step by step photos of how it should look especially towards the

"pick up 10 stitches...." part.

Nice pattern. Will post pics on my ravelry page. Thanks for the pattern!