Or March Origamis on.
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.
Zomg, you accidentally knit as writ! I like the colors.
All my projects are projects of forgetfulness.
So they’re your dementia slippers? Cool. Now knit Nola’s. ;^)
You sound like me! Sometimes we just need to knit in the moment.
They look like fairy or pixie shoes! Adorable.
What Cookie said. At my house we have dementia meals. It’s all good.
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! 🙂
Catchy name! 😀