Friday, March 09, 2007

crisscross strap SWS slippers

So, new pattern today. slippers made from Patons SoyWoolStripes, done toe up. I used a short row toe like that of Knitty's twinkletoes, but they're all in garter, ribbing around the top, and then the straps crisscross. They're very comfy, and they stretch to fit a lot of feet. I have women's size 11 US feet, and they fit me (mind you, I like my slippers kind of tight, instead of loose) My sister with size 10 feet has a pair, and she wanted hers 1/2 an inch longer than the pattern, since she likes loose slippers. Do keep that in mind when knitting. They stretch a lot, so knit them a bit shorter than you think you need, unless you like really loose slippers. The other thing is that, to be honest, off the foot they look like strange elf shoes

Materials: 1 ball and a bit Patons SWS, worsted weight wool/soysilk, 1oo meters/110 yards.
Size 5 DPNS

Gauge: 6 stitches and 7 ridges/inch in garter stitch

Provisionally cast on
24 stitches. Knit 1 row.
Knit 22, turn
Knit 20, turn
Knit 18, turn
Knit 16, turn
Knit 14, turn
Knit 12, turn
Knit 10, turn
Knit 8, turn
Knit 6, turn
Knit 4, turn

Knit 5, turn
Knit 6, turn
Knit 8, turn
Knit 10, turn
Knit 12, turn
Knit 14, turn
Knit 16, turn
Knit 18, turn
Knit 20, turn

Knit 23, unzip provisional cast on, knit across 24 cast on stitches, join into round
Purl next round, picking up last wrap
Work in garter in the round for 10 ridges
Leave center 16 stitches on a piece of waste yarn.
Work garter back and forth for 43 rows (or till desired length. Look at 43 rows. That stretches to fit my monster feet!!)
Knit 20, turn
Knit 8, turn
Knit 9, turn
Knit 10, turn
Knit 10, K2 tog, turn
Knit 10, K2 tog, turn
repeat the K10, K2tog, turn until you have only 12 stitches left on your needle

Right Side (if you aren't on the RS, knit a row on those 12 stitches, no big deal)
Knit those 12 stitches, pick up and knit 22 stitches along the side, knit the 16 stitches on the holder, pick up and knit 22 along the other side. This is the end of the round
Work K1 P1 ribbing around for 6 rounds.

Bind off 12 stitches, knit 3, bind off 16 stitches, knit 3, bind off 16 stitches, knit 3, bind off 16 stitches, knit 3

Starting with the last 3 stitches you knit, work a 3 stitch garter stitch strap long enough to meet the front opposite side, graft the stitches together

Join yarn at the other heel side 3 stitches, and work a matching strap, again grafting it to the 3 live stitches at the opposite toe end.

That's it. These were pretty easy, they worked up in an evening, they didn't take a lot of yarn, and they'll fit just about anybody.


Blogger Crafty said...

cute slippers!

10:54 PM  
Blogger anne said...

Cute! I like the crossed straps.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Hanane said...

Very cute I am alway on the look for easy slipper patterns.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Hattie said...

Those are cute! My mom was just saying how she loved the slippers I made her, but that they came off her feet at night. Now I know which ones to make for her! Thanks for the pattern. :)

3:03 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

These are so cute! I'm going to have to try them. I have a couple balls of SWS in my stash.

5:42 PM  
Blogger liz! b. said...

question. . .

about half way down, the instructions say "Work in garter in the round for 10 ridges"
does this mean 10 rows? or 10 sets of k/p (to create a ridge) ending up with 20 rows?
thanks, liz! b.

10:39 AM  
Blogger TheYarnKnotzi said...

10 ridges, so 20 rounds :-)

11:42 AM  
Blogger nic said...

I'm new to knitting.
How do you unzip the provisional cast on?

11:24 PM  
Blogger Merissa said...

I LOVE those slippers! I'd also love to use a similar yarn but haven't found it online. Do you remember where you got it? Thanks for your help.

10:51 AM  
Blogger TheYarnKnotzi said...

The yarn is Patons' Soy Wool Stripes or SWS :-) You can get it online, or at michael's, jo-ann's, A.C. Moore, wherever :-) It's a craft store yarn not a yarn store yarn :-) You could also use Noro or any worsted weight self striping yarn :-)

11:21 AM  

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