Bunny Hop Thrummed Bunny Slippers
I just realized I omitted the size change info from the strap. I’m forwarding my error to Craft, but in the meantime (bolded parentheticals were omitted):
Row 11 (13, 15): S1 1, K3 (4, 5), BO 3 st, K4 (5, 6) (so you’ll have a gap with 4 (5, 6) st on either side of it).
Row 12 (14, 16): Sl 1, K3 (4, 5), CO 3 st, K4 (5, 6).
Seamless thrummed bunny slippers. Super warm, fast knitting and freakin adorable. I’m really proud of this pattern.
Adult S/M/L, but you could easily convert the pattern for wee feet by switching to worsted yarn and a 7 needle. Make your thrums a little thinner (max of 2 wraps) and you should be set.
To scale to kiddie sizes, use thinner yarn & needles. With Valley Yarns Berkshire (heavy worsted) and US 8 at 17 st over 4” in plain stockinette (no thrums), a size small produced an 8” slipper (for a 6.5 - 9” foot). The picture with the peacock blue slipper shows that example in size small side-by-side with the original adult small.
You can scale down further with lighter yarns, or skip the thrums. You knit the sole first, which has about the same stitches as your average swatch, and that will immediately let you know if you’re on the right track for size.
If you experiment with gauge, let me know what you find & I’ll post the results for everyone!