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.
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.