Bienville Slipper Socks by Emily Ringelman

Bienville Slipper Socks

November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
140 - 190 yards (128 - 174 m)
Women's S (M, L)
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Down here in Louisiana, we don’t generally need big thick slippers, because Winter just isn’t that bad. We’ll have cold days, sure, but it’s more like Thick Socks cold than Slippers-Socks-Mittens-and-a-Cowl cold. For those Thick Socks days, here are some worsted weight slippers- more than just socks, but less than full-on slippers, and just what we need for our Southern winters.

These slippers begin with a cabled cuff, worked sideways. The cuff can either be seamed or grafted, depending on how you choose to cast on. Then stitches are picked up for the heel flap. After the heel is turned, stitches are picked up from the rest of the cuff for the instep, and gusset are worked. Then it’s straight down to the toes, which are grafted together with Kitchener stitch. Applied i-cord finishes the tops.

Women’s S (M, L)
Finished Sock Circumference: 7 (7.5, 8.25) inches
To fit a foot up to 9 (8.5, 9.25) inches around.

Slippers require 140-190 yards of worsted or aran weight yarn.