Lindan tossut /Linda's Slippers by Elina Urmas
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Lindan tossut /Linda's Slippers

Knitting
July 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
25 stitches = 4 inches
in *k1, p1* ribbing
US 4 - 3.5 mm
European 37(40), US 5(7,5)
This pattern is available for free: Lindas-Slippers-in-English-200913.pdf

Pattern is available in Finnish and in English.

The original slippers from where I made this pattern belong to my father’s mother. The slippers were knitted by her best friend Linda Kirjavainen (b. 1917(?) in Muolaa, Finland) in the 1950’s or 1960’s. Linda has passed away so unfortunately I have no information where she got this slipper design. I have done some research as I am interested in history of textiles but haven’t found similar a striped pattern anywhere. So I guess it is fair to say that the design is traditional. The pattern is slightly modified and written by me.

July 30th 2013: I made one minor change to the Finnish version.
September 20th 2013: Both English and Finnish versions updated, please download the new version!