I’ve written a number of slipper patterns over the years with a couple of goals in mind, two goals to be specific. The first is to never have any seams to sew. This pattern didn’t meet this requirement. I offer a heartfelt apology for this.
The other goal is to make them as easy as possible so new knitters or those with not as much experience, can knit something that gives a great final product. This pattern was written specifically to avoid any difficult techniques, specifically, picking up stitches. That is why this pattern is done in one piece; starting at the heel and working towards the toe.
The cuff is made as you knit the piece. Because of the stitches used, it automatically rolls back up on itself giving a nice finished edge without adding any additional stitches or work. I’m also thinking of making a slipper with a tighter more fitted cuff done in the same, one piece design. Let me know what you think. You can send me an email through my contact page at KweenBee.com/contact.
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Things You Need
Yarn (a standard ball of worsted weight yarn will be more than enough)
Size 5 mm (US 8 ) single pointed needles
Tapestry needle to sew seams and work in ends
18 stitches = 4 inches
24 rows = 4 inches
Sizes are written as such:
- Women’s 6-7 (8-9, 10-11, 12)
- Men’s 6 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13)
Cast on 2
Row 1: Knit across.
Row 2: Increase in each stitch. (4 sts)
Row 3 – 4 : Knit across.
Row 5: Increase in the first stitch. K until one stitch remains. Increase in this stitch. (6 sts)
Row 6 – 7: Knit across.
Row 8: Increase in the first stitch. K until one stitch remains. Increase in this stitch. (8 sts)
Row 9 – 10: Knit across.
Row 11: Increase in the first stitch. K until one stitch remains. Increase in this stitch. (10 sts)
Row 12 – 13: Knit across.
Row 14: Increase in the first stitch. K until one stitch remains. Increase in this stitch. (12 sts)
Row 15 – 16: Knit across.
The following rows are for sizes Women’s 10, 11 and 12 and Men’s sizes 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 ONLY:
Next row: Increase in the first stitch. K until one stitch remains. Increase in this stitch (14 sts)
Next 2 rows: Knit across.
Continue the pattern for all sizes.
Next row: Cast on 16 stitches. (Yes, you already have 12 (12, 14, 14, 14) stitches on your needle. After casting on, you’ll have 28 (28, 30, 30, 30) sts on your needle). The following is worked over the stitches you just cast on and the stitches from the heel. P4 *K3 P1* Repeat from * to * 2 times more. K12 (12, 14, 14, 14). As you worked those stitches, your work was transferred onto the other needle. Cast on another 16 sts onto this needle. (You now have 44 (44, 46, 46, 46 sts) on your needle)
♥ Next row: Knit across.
Next row: P4 *K3 P1* Repeat from * to * 2 times more. K12 (12, 14, 14, 14). ◘ P1 K3 ◘ Repeat from ◘ to ◘ 2 times more. P4. ♥ Repeat from ♥ to ♥ 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) times more for 24, (26, 28, 30, 32) rows total.
Next row: K2tog K to the last 2 sts K2tog. (42 (42, 44, 44, 44) sts)
Next row: P3 *K3 P1* Repeat from * to * 2 times more. K12 (12, 14, 14, 14). ◘ P1 K3 ◘ Repeat from ◘ to ◘ 2 timesmore. P3.
Next row: K2tog K to the last 2 sts K2tog. (40 (40, 42, 42, 42) sts)
Next row: P2 *K3 P1* Repeat from * to * 2 times more. K12 (12, 14, 14, 14). ◘ P1 K3 ◘ Repeat from ◘ to ◘ 2 timesmore. P2.
☺ Next row: Knit across.
Next row: P2 *K3 P1* Repeat from * to * 2 times more. K12 (12, 14, 14, 14). ◘ P1 K3 ◘ Repeat from ◘ to ◘ 2 timesmore. P2. ☺ Repeat from ☺ to ☺ 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) times more for 26 (28, 30, 32, 34) rows total.
Next row: K2tog 10 (10, 11, 11, 11) times. K1 K2tog to last 3 sts. K1 K2tog.
Next row: P1 K2 *P1 K1* Repeat from * to * once P1 K6 (6, 7, 7, 7) *P1 K1* Repeat from * to * 2 time more. P1.
Next row: K1 K2tog 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) times. K1 (1, 0, 0, 0) times. K2tog until last st. K1
Next row: P1 K1 P3 K3 P4.
Break yarn and pull through. Pull tight to draw loops together.
Sew seam on top of toe and the heel flap to the sides of the slipper (the 16 stitches you cast on earlier) and join the edges of the cuff together in the back above the flap.
Sew the seam on the top of the toe up to where you K2tog when shaping the toe. If you don’t like what the join looks like, you can always make a pom pom to cover it.
Leave a longer length of yarn when you first start the slipper. You can use this piece to sew one of the seams along the heel flap. When you end the slipper, leave that yarn length longer too. You can use the length to sew the toe seam.
The sizing of these slippers is very forgiving. The garter stitch used throughout helps the slipper to stretch both width and length wise. If your gauge is off by a row or a stitch, you should be able to get the size of slipper you want.
K – Knit
P – Purl
K2tog – knit 2 together
sts – stitches
st – stitch
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