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Friday Slipper

in Blog, Feet, Knitting by oftengrumpy

That’s slipper, singular, not slippers. I only knit one. You guessed it. It’s a sample for the shop. These uber-cute slippers were in the last issue of Knitscene. You know, the issue that was so popular that it’s completely sold out in North America. That issue.

The Friday Slippers by Kristen TenDyke are super cute and very fast to knit up. They are designed to be knit with super bulky yarn and size 9 and 13 needles. The smaller-than-average needle size makes nice dense slippers that feel like they have some substance to them. They really do wear more like slippers than socks.
That button is from my button jar. I think it might have been the spare from an old sweater, but I can’t be sure. I love the contrast of the orange and blue.
I made this sample with Spud & Chloe Outer in colorway Cedar. The super bulky yarn is 65% wool 35% cotton. It’s very soft, but feels like it will be very strong. I did find it difficult to knit super bulky yarn (especially one with so much cotton) on size 9 needles. It was hard on my wrists and I had to take frequent breaks.
I cut it really close on yardage. I wanted to get one slipper (in the smallest size) out of a single skein–60 yards. I was so close that I literally could not bind off the last two stitches. I ended up having to thread my tiny tail through the last two stitches and tack it down. I think I hid it well. If I had had 61 yards I would have been golden.
The soles are worked in a variation of the linen stitch meaning they are double thick and nice and strong.
There are lots of short rows in this project, so if you have never done them before this would be a great low-commitment project to practice on. Especially because you never have to unwrap your wraps (the trickier part of short rows.)
Once again things have ballooned out of control here and I am staring down the barrel of 12 WIPs with signs that more will be added soon. Help?

2 Responses to “Friday Slipper”

  1. Susan says:

    Such a fun pattern, and I love your color choices!

  2. Britney says:

    how adorable, and i really like the look of that linen stitch!

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