NATURALLY STRAIGHT FORWARD
: simple : therapeutic : nurturing : interesting knitting :
With a focus on natural yarns - “Naturally”, and leaning heavily on stripes - “Straight”, Andrea Mowry and Annie Rowden bring you a gentle collection of patterns designed to occupy your hands and soothe your mind, moving you “Forward” through whichever place in life you find yourself.
Mukluks have always been my favorite house slipper. Now with this pattern, they can become favorites for the whole family! Holding together two strands of sport weight yarn delivers a beautiful marled effect, with endless variations! Or you can simplify and grab a heavy worsted or aran weight yarn in a natural color for a rustic slipper. The Small and Medium Adult sizes have a taller cuff for the ladies, while the Adult Large has a shorter cuff for a more masculine look for the men! With sizes for toddlers and children, as well, you can have your whole family relaxing in comfort!
Sizes: Toddler (Child, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)
Finished Foot Circumference: 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) inches
Suggest Foot Length: 5.25 (7, 9, 9.5, 11) inches
Yarn For the Marled Slippers: MC - 40 (60, 95, 105, 105) grams/ 125 (185, 295, 325, 325) yards; CC - 40 (60, 95, 105, 105) grams/ 125 (185, 295, 325, 325) yards sport weight
Yarn for the Solid Slippers: 75 (120, 190, 210, 210) grams/140 (225, 355, 400) yards heavy worsted weight
Suggested yarn: Fern Fiber Organic Merino Sport (120g/4.25oz/370yd)- 1 skein Madder Cochineal and 1 skein natural; OR Fern Fiber Organic Aran (114g/4 oz/212yd) - 2 skeins Sumac
Suggested Needles: size US 8/5mm 32 inch circular needle for magic loop or DPNs
Notions: Stitch markers, smooth worsted weight scrap yarn of a contrasting color (so you can easily see the placement of your afterthought heel), tapestry needle, scissors
Gauge: Measured over stockinette stitch in the round - 18 sts & 28 rows /4 inches, holding 2 sport weight yarns together as one strand, or using 1 strand of a heavy worsted weight/aran weight yarn.
Techniques to indulge in:Afterthought heel, knitting in the round, marling yarn, decreasing, garter stitch, kitchener stitch
Read more about this pattern on my blog!