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Sunday Morning Slippers

from Lara Neel Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sunday Morning Slippers
Sunday Morning Slippers
Sunday Morning Slippers

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl

Pattern Description:

These slippers are a new take on my Short-Row
Felted Slipper pattern. I still love the old pattern,
but this version is a little faster and easier to
work. I have turned out a pair in less than 4
hours. So, if you have a Sunday morning, you
could whip up a pair, too.

These slippers are also more structured than my
previous version. I think I solved the problem
many people had of the sides and back of the
slipper flattening out. If the sides still collapse,
add a few tightly-sewn stitches at the join
between the top and sides of the slipper. That
should help shore it up. Blocking after felting will
help, too.

All shoe sizes are given in the women's American
sizing system.

Gauge:

Gauge, before felting: 10 stitches/4 inches

Gauge, after felting: 13 stitches/4 inches

Size, before felting: 10 inches long, 5.5 inches
wide at widest point

Size, after felting: 9.25 inches long, 4.25 inches wide at widest point. This fits a woman's foot from about size 6 to size 9 (see pattern notes for more information about sizes).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • women's shoe size 6 to 9

Materials:

  • These must be made in a yarn that will felt. Bulky yarn will work, if it is held double. Superbulky yarn will work, held single. (5 different yarns are listed in the pattern notes.)
  • I used #11 needles, but some of the testers got gauge with #13 needles.
  • For the last step, if you are using straight needles, you will need a spare doublepointed or circular needle, of any size that is not larger than your working needle. One test knitter noted that using double-pointed needles allowed her to pull more tightly when slipping stitches, which kept the sides of her slippers more vertical.

Suggested yarn:

274 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Bulky, held double


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About the designer

Lara Neel is a knitting, designing, math diva podcaster who is determined to talk with each and every one of you on her show, Math4Knitters: Crafty Living. Drop by her website, http://laraneel.com/ ...

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