Thursday, July 17, 2008

Knitted slippers

This is a very easy and quick pattern for knitted slippers. They will fit any adult size foot. Use smaller needles for smaller feet. Here it is:

2 balls of 8-ply wool

4.5mm knitting needles

Cast on 5 sts (if you do this twice on the same needle, it’s easy to keep the pattern equal)

Knit 6 rows [the strap]

Next row: Increase in the 2nd stitch of each row until you have 22 sts on the needle

Next row: Inc each stitch across row (44 sts)

K2 P2 across every row for 15cm (6”) [This is the rib section]

K2 together across row (22sts)

Decrease in 2nd st at the beginning of every row until there are 5 sts left on the needle

K 6 rows [the strap]

Cast off.

Fold in half and sew the rib sides together. Sew the 5 sts on top together to form the strap.