Lady Finkaas by Lise-Anne Michel

Lady Finkaas

December 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
219 yards (200 m)
U.S. size 6-9 women's
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This beautiful PATTERN for Lady Loafers was inspired by my husband’s Swiss ancestry and a cold winter’s day sitting by my fireplace. I wanted to bring to life the heritage that is so deeply ingrained in our home. Along with our Swiss clocks, and pocket knives, why not a pair of Swiss Loafers as well! These slippers (or Finkaas in Swiss – clear your throat when you say the “k”) are one of a kind and I hoped to portray all the classic elements that Swiss loafers have to offer, while giving it some bold contrasts and a modern touch, keeping it stylish and trendy. Made from 100% wool for warmth and comfort, and felted into a lovely and comfortable fit, I hope these slippers will warm your feet as much as making this pattern has brought special warmth to my heart.

Pattern accommodates U.S./Can. Women’s shoe sizes 6-9.

Finished length in inches: 9” (9½”, 9¾”, 10”)
Finished length in centimeters: 22.9 (24.1, 24.8, 25.4)

•MC: 142yd (130m) Worsted Weight 100% wool felting yarn for bodies & straps
•CC: 77 yd (70 meters) Worsted Weight 100% wool felting yarn for soles
•U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) circular needles – 24” in length
•darning needle
•8 small buttons of choice
•stitch marker
•stitch holder
•safety pins

Gauge: 16 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Sample Shown Using:

Tweed Slippers (top photo):
MC: Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool 150-201 (Maple Tweed)
CC: Patons Classic Wool 77208 (Jade Heather)

Brown Slippers (second photo):
MC: Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in shade 150-126 (Nature’s Brown)
CC: Paton’s Classic Wool in shade 00229 (Natural Mix)

These beautiful Swiss inspired Finkaas can be made for a Women’s U.S./Can. women’s shoe sizes 6 through 9. The pattern is for a size 9, and adjustments are made for sizes 8, 7, and 6 respectfully in parentheses throughout the pattern.

This pattern also includes many high definition photos throughout to take you step by step through the knitting process. For a video tutorial on Short Rows, feel free to check out the “Knitting Help” tab on my BLOG.

Check out my new Baby Finkaa pattern if you’re looking for something similar in a smaller size!

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