With the weather getting cooler in Texas (finally) I needed a pair of knitted slippers to walk on the wood floors of my old house. This free knitting pattern on Ravelry.com, is by designer Yuko Nakimura Designs. The directions were very easy for me to follow. I was able to adjust it to my size needles and yarn… and even make a smaller size. The pattern on Ravelry was too large for my size 8 foot. If socks are worn underneath they won’t slip of though 🙂
I’ve also thrown them in the washing machine and dryer and while the yarn tends to pile a little, they are still very much intact and very well worn in my house – by my husband too!
Yarn I used: Loops & Threads Cozy Wool 50% Acrylic 50% Wool
I chose the colors Thunder and Mushroom for my first pair.
I have also used Bernat Roving Yarn 80% Acrylic 20% Wool (I found it a bit softer, but using it to weave in ends and sew seams together results in it thinning and splitting :/
I also tried using Lionbrand Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn, which I really like. They made a slightly smaller pair. The yarn is strong and the shape is good. This is also 80% Acrylic and 20% Wool.
Each yarn is different but all made great slippers. I have yet to sew on patches of leather to save the soles from wearing out too soon. That is definitely on my to-do list! Stay tuned.
Needles: 5.5mm (9 US)