When designing these I wanted to make something that would look cute, and be comfortable, but sturdiness was top of my list. I achieved that by holding multiple strands of a tough yarn together and working at a tight gauge. The yarn is a tightly spun, traditional Norwegian stocking / boot sock yarn that’s perfect for slippers.
The soles are worked in the round from the centre out, beginning with the kind of double sided cast on usually used for toe up socks. They use all three colours held together and are worked in garter stitch for a thick, cushioned sole. Both increases and short rows shape the soles into a comfortable, anatomical, shape that’s wider at the toes. Short rows are also worked to extend the soles over the toes. The third colour is then dropped and the upper foot continues with just two colours held together. The third colour is reintroduced (held doubled) as the contrast colour for the colour work cuff. The slippers are completed with ribbing in the contrast colour finished with an I-cord bind off that’s extended to make a hanging loop.
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15 sts and 24 rnds = 4" / 10cm in stocking st in the rnd using smaller needle with 2 strands of yarn held together
6 sizes to fit teens to adults.
xs[s, m, l, xl, xxl] To fit EU shoe sizes: 36-37[38-39, 40-41, 42-43, 44-45, 46-47] Shown in size small EU 38-39
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DK weight yarn. Tightly spun, hard
wearing non-superwash wool.
Shown in Rauma 3tr Strikkegarn (100%
Norwegian wool, 118 yds / 108m, 50g)
US 9 / 5mm needles: either two 24" / 60cm or longer circulars for 2 circulars method or one 40" / 100cm or longer needle for magic loop.
US 10 / 6mm dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd