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Mother Necessity Slippers

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Mother Necessity Slippers
Mother Necessity Slippers
Mother Necessity Slippers
Mother Necessity Slippers
Mother Necessity Slippers

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting skills, including knitting in the round
  • Work cables with or without a cable needle

Pattern Description:

Necessity is the mother of invention. The tile floor under my computer desk was extra cold this winter. So these cushy felted slippers are worked up in double stranded Cascade 220 to be doubly warm.

The slippers can be worked on dpns, magic-loop style or on two shorter circular needles. The slippers come in three widths: narrow (8"/20 cm circumference), medium (10"/25 cm circumference), and wide (11 1/4"/28 cm circumference). Length can be customized using the charts provided in the pattern.

Yarn amounts vary based upon custom length options. Most child sizes will require only one skein, most adult sizes will require two.


11 sts and 16 rows to 4 inches in stockinette before felting
12 sts and 19 rows to 4 inches in stockinette after felting

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sized in 3 widths 8" (10", 11") - length is custom


  • 1-2 skeins Cascade 220, 100% Wool, 220 yards to 100g
  • Size 13 (9.0 mm) DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle
  • Cable Needle (optional)

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I've always been crafty, but crafting didn't become a full-fledged obsession until I learned to knit about 7 years ago. Knitting led to designing led to dreaming up ideas and waking up in the middle ...

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