Slipper weather is finally here and I really wanted an elegant, feminine slipper that was delicate and beautiful and not bulky and chunky. I also wanted it to be seamless and shaped more like a shoe than a sock; this lovely slipper is the result. It knits up quickly and uses less than 50 grams of yarn (I made a medium circumference with a 9 inch foot and my slippers used 44 grams of yarn).
This slipper was originally scheduled for release 4 months later than today, but several knitters who watched the design evolve on social media reached out and asked if it could possibly be released in time for Christmas/holiday knitting, so here we are. I’ll be knitting a few pairs of these in various sizes and keeping them in a basket by our front door for people who want to wear slippers when they’re visiting during the cold months.
This slipper uses unique construction; the cast on stitches are the centre back of the heel; the slipper then evolves from the centre back heel toward the front, with both sides and the sole being worked simultaneously. The stitch pattern is much easier than it looks and also easier to demonstrate than to describe, so I’ve included a quick video of me demonstrating the technique. There’s also a video tutorial for the cast on method that I used. Instructions are included for 5 circumferences and foot length is customizable. The stitch pattern is both written and charted. The pattern includes schematics and has been tech edited and test knit.
You can download Elegant Slipper with a $1 discount until Monday October 15th, 2018 (no coupon code is required - the discount will automagically be applied at checkout).