Drogo by Ashley Knowlton


December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (charted)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
500 - 1000 yards (457 - 914 m)
Foot Circumference: Approximately 7.75 (9, 10) inches (on inside of slipper after assembly. Shown in Size L)
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This pattern is available for free.

I’m obsessed with a cozy slipper. I’m also quite enamored with seamless construction (that sewing merit badge evades me still) and have found it quite difficult to find a slipper pattern that wasn’t a sock, yet still boasted a seamless construction and a comfortable fit.

In a fever of such inspiration, I came up with my elfin Slipper Pattern, which to this day is still my most popular paid-for pattern. The construction for Sun and Stars is somewhat similar, but even spicier, especially as Drogo (so named because of the sun and stars motifs, and also because they’re complex and beautiful, not unlike a certain Dothraki khal) boasts an inner, an outer, some entertaining colorwork… and each slipper is knitted entirely in one piece. You don’t even have to weave in the ends, if you really don’t want to. Bonus: they’re entirely reversible.

So if you fancy your slippers as thick and loud as I do and like your projects done as soon as you’ve grafted a few stitches, Drogo is for you.

Note: Slippers are meant to be worn with a bit of positive ease to allow for a nice, thick pair of socks in between, or even thrumming if so desired.