My Mama's Slippers. Yoga Socks. Spiral Rib Leg Warmers. For many of us, the mere mention of leg warmers conjures up vivid images of ripped sweatshirts and really big hair.
Having grown up in the eighties, I love Olivia Newton John as much as the next person, but that doesn't necessarily mean I want "Let's Get Physical" to be my theme song for 2010. However, I'm not so curmudgeonly that I can't appreciate new takes on old trends. So, instead of acrylic and rainbow stripes, these 21st century leg warmers are super soft merino and naturally subtle colors.
Hand dyed by Manos del Uruguay's cooperative of local craftswomen, this 5-ply Merino is perfectly now. A South American rural community sustaining itself through its traditional crafts sounds like a very beautiful future to me! The Materials 2 skeins of Manos del Uruguay's 5 Ply Merino, 100% Pure Extrafine Merino Wool. The Pattern Gauge 6 stitches = 1 inch in spiral rib pattern Finished Size 8 inches in circumference unstretched / 16 inches in circumference stretched and 30 inches long To Make. How to make weekend socks - Knitting.
Grandmother's Slippers. Note: The text of this pattern is based on what I remember from the pairs of slippers my grandmother made for us when we were children.
I have had so many requests for a written version of the design that I eventually captured it on paper to share with everyone who is interested. Text revised 2012, 2011 - Designs by KN - www.designsbykn.com For personal or charity use only. Do not reproduce pattern for commercial purposes. Size: Adjustable (children to adult) Materials: About 150 yds. each of 2 colors of worsted wt. yarn (Color A and Color B) Size 8 (5 mm) needles Pompom makerTapestry needle Gauge: 7 sts = 2", 6 rows (3 ridges) = 1" in garter st on size 8 needles Slipper (make 2) With 1 strand Color A held together with 1 strand Color B, cast on 29. Foot portion: Row 1: Knit 9, purl 1, knit 9, purl 1, knit 9. Row 2: Knit across. Repeat these 2 rows until garter stitch portion measures approx. 4"-5" for children, 7"-8" for adults.
Begin ribbed toe portion: Mary Jane Slippers. When I was seven I relished any chance I could get to wear my black patent leather Mary Jane's.
No event was too insignificant! Now I like to shuffle around my apartment in these knit slippers reminiscent of the classic style. Some historical perspective: Mary Jane was sister to Buster Brown, star of the early 20th century comic, Buster Brown. The Brown Shoe Company licensed the names and characters of the strip and made Mary Jane Shoes what they are today. Cute and sassy! Enjoy! Materials I kept these slippers pretty simple, but they'd also be really cute modified for a button or decorated with a knit flower. Gauge 5 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch Size Fits medium size woman's foot (shoe size 7-9) Pattern Make the Sole Note: If you slip the first stitch of every row, it will be a little bit easier to pick up stitches later. Cast on 8 stitches Row 1: Knit Increase Row: Slip 1, kfb, knit to last 2 stitches, kfb, knit 1 (10 st).
Knit 2 rows. Repeat the last 3 rows 2 more times (14 stitches) Cottage Slipper Socks. CRAFT Pattern: Bunny Hop Slippers : Daily source of DIY craft projects and inspiration, patterns, how-tos. Thrummed Bunny Slippers in 3 Adult Sizes By Nikol Lohr These slippers are soft as a bunny, thanks to their thrums — unspun wool knit right in for a warm, cushy, fleecy lining.
They’re also quick as a bunny! Knit in bulky yarn, they have the same stitch count as your average worsted hat. Worked up quickly in economical ($5/100g ball) bulky wool, they’re a recession-busting and adorable last-minute holiday gift. And you can always omit the “bunniness” if your subject isn’t silly rabbit material. Aside from the cush, these slippers have a great fit and actually stay on your feet, thanks to the heel shaping and wide button flap.
Download the Pattern PDF | Subscribe in iTunes (Right click to save PDF to your computer. Choosing a Fiber Light, fine, bouncy fibers like Merino, Bluefaced Leicester (BFL), Corriedale, Rambouillet, and down wools make the best thrums (bypass the stronger, less-crimpy fibers like Lincoln or Wensleydale). Break (do not cut!) Materials Turn work so RS is facing you.