Saturday, September 1, 2007

Knitted slippers

Everyone loves these slippers and they are so easy to make. Takes me under 5 hours to complete a pair. Decorate as you like with a pom-pom, felted flower or anything else. As you can see my kids like them just the way they are or maybe it's that they know it will take a couple of months before I get around to deciding how to finish them off. lol
The pattern below fits an average sized adult foot. To make bigger or smaller just adjust the number of stitches and garter stitch rows. Keep in mind that the slippers will stretch so you do need to make them a little smaller than your foot size.

Adult size pattern
3 balls (50gm) of 8ply yarn
5.5mm  needles

Using 3 strands of yarn together cast on 34 stitches.
1st row : Knit
2nd row : k11, p1, k10, p1, k11
Repeat these 2 rows 19 times casting off 1 st at each end on the 27 row.
Knit 11 rows
Cut yarn leaving a tail of about 1 foot.
Draw yarn through stitches and pull up tightly.
Sew the circle closed (or you will have cold toes) (see pair on right extreme)
Slip stitch the edges together till you get to cast off stitch.
Fold the cast on edge in half and sew together.

Children sizes about 8yrs

Cast on 28stitches
!st row : knit
2nd row : k9, p1, k8, p1, k9
Repeat these 2 rows till 34 rows, casting off 1 st each end of row 21
Knit every row 9 times
Thread yarn through stitches and sew up.


Thursday, April 12, 2007

Old sewing patterns

My mum gave me a box of old sewing patterns. Some bring back memories others make me laugh. I'm saving them as it's probably time for them to come back into fashion soon.



Loopy Yarn Poodle

For the instructions, click on the picture below for an enlargement then save.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

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