Origami Marches On

Or March Origamis on.

Whatever.

Easy House Slippers

These were the slippers of forgetfulness.

  • I meant to modify the heels so they wouldn’t be as pointy, but I forgot until I had finished knitting the first slipper, so I skipped it.
  • I meant to take a photo of the knitted strip of fabric before folding them into the slippers, but forgot.
  • I meant to take measurements of the knitted squares before felting, but forgot.
  • I meant to take photos of the unfelted slippers, but forgot.

Whatever. I’m old.

Pattern: Easy House Slippers/Cosy Toes
Yarn: Cascade Eco+
Needles: US 10/6mm

Basically I followed the “Easy House Slippers” pattern, but since I was using bulkier yarn, I used the “Cosy Toes” pattern to decide on the needle size and number of stitches per square. The two patterns are a little different in the shape of the knitted piece prior to folding and seaming, but the end result is the same shape.

I cast on 18 stitches and worked 17 garter ridges per “square” (you don’t actually knit individual squares, just change yarn color). I had a hard time getting the slippers felted down to my foot size (8.5 to 9), so if I made them again, I’d probably cast on 16 stitches.

They fit pretty well now, but as far as slippers go, I prefer the Duffers pattern. But these will be fine – they’ll probably live in my mudroom bench, where I can grab them if I come in with wet/snowy/muddy shoes.

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7 Responses to Origami Marches On

  1. Kitten says:

    Zomg, you accidentally knit as writ! I like the colors.
    All my projects are projects of forgetfulness.

  2. Cookie says:

    So they’re your dementia slippers? Cool. Now knit Nola’s. ;^)

  3. zeneedle says:

    You sound like me! Sometimes we just need to knit in the moment.

  4. redsilvia says:

    They look like fairy or pixie shoes! Adorable.

  5. jill says:

    What Cookie said. At my house we have dementia meals. It’s all good.

  6. Kym says:

    I made slippers like that for my daughter a couple of years ago. She didn’t like them (even though she picked the pattern. . . ahem). Anyway. Now they’re mine. And I leave them in my mudroom where I can grab them when I come in with wet/snowy/muddy shoes! 🙂

  7. Chris says:

    Catchy name! 😀

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