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Shortie Slippers & Faeroe Slipper Socks


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I originally published these designs in the Winter 2004 issue of my Heels & Toes Gazette. As it is no longer available, I offer them both here, for your continued enjoyment! The Shortie Slippers are easy to pull on and off, can be worn over other socks, are quick to knit, and don't use too much yarn, so they're not too costly to make. This design satisfies all the requirements I have for a slipper! The leg and instep pattern in The Faeroe Slipper Socks is called "Long Slants and Sticks", in Froysk Bindingarmynstur, by Hans Debes. This is a simple pattern, as are many Faeroe patterns. I adapted the more complex sole pattern from a Faeroe border pattern in this same book. The Faeroe knitters typically used natural-colored wool in their sweaters. These simple stitch patterns, though, can come alive with color. Yarn weight for both designs is super bulky weight, but feel free to swatch 2 strands heavy worsted, 3 strands worsted or 4 strands DK wt. GAUGE Shortie Slippers: 14 sts and 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) over St st with size 9 ndls, or size to give gauge. Faeroe Slipper Socks: 15 sts and 18 rows = 4" ( 10 cm) over Leg pattern with size 10 ndls, and s 16 sts and 19 rows = 4" over Sole and Instep patterns with size 9 ndls, or sizes to give gauges. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Shortie Slippers - Women's Small, Medium and Large Faeroe Slipper Socks - Women's Medium

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  • Specs for Shortie Slippers - Size Small: Heirloom Breeze 8 ply, 30% wool / 69.6% cotton / .4% lycra, 105 yds / 50 gram balls: 4 / 4 / 5 balls #19 musk pink (MC) and 1 / 2 / 2 balls #14 mustard green (CC)
  • Size Medium: Plymouth Yarns Alpaca Boucle, 90% alpaca / 10% nylon, 70 yds / 50 gram balls: 3 / 3 / 4 balls #15 grey tweed (MC) and 1 ball #20 turquoise / purple tweed (CC)
  • Size Large: Helvetia Shepherds 2-ply, approx 200 yds / 4 oz hanks, 2 hanks natural charcoal

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Dawn Brocco
Designing hand knitting patterns for print and indie publication, for over 20 years. Specializing in updated classics, innovative shaped cable designs, and whimsical, Nature-inspired knits for children and the home. Happy Knitting! Dawn Brocco