Monday, 25 January 2010

Knit your own slippers

Here's some toasty knitted slippers from Emu wools which are perfect for knitting novices as they are only made out of squares of garter stitch - no increasing and decreasing, no purling, and definitely no more than two needles required.

You'll need double knitting wool in a main colour (MC) and a contrast colour (CC). You'll also need 4mm knitting needles (UK 8). Tension is 10 stitches to 5cm, measured over garter stitch.

To fit shoe size 3 (4, 5, 6, 8)

Make 3 small squares:

Using 4mm needles and MC, cast on 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts and k18 (22, 26, 32, 36) rows. Cast off.

Make 1 large square:

Using MC, cast on 24 (28, 32, 36, 40) sts and work in the following stripe sequence for 36 (44, 52, 62,, 72) rows: K2 rows MC, 2 rows CC. Cast off.

To make up, using a back stitch, join squares as shown in diagram, working from nos 1 to 8, joining edges 1 to 1, 2 to 2, 3 to 3 etc, so they all correspond.

Make a pompom and sew in the centre. Repeat pattern again for other slipper (assuming that you're going to want two...)

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