Nanna's Slippers by Stitcher Universe
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Nanna's Slippers

Knitting
January 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
Child, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

As a child, every year my great-grandmother, known to all in the family as “Nanna”, would knit slippers for every one of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The pattern she used is clearly based on a very common pattern, but she had a few modifications of her own. This is my attempt to document how best to recreate her slippers.

The pattern is worked with doubled yarn for the sole and cuff, and single yarn (usually variegated) for the foot portion.

The sole portion is worked in the round, but turning after every round. An extra yo is made at the beginning of each round, and then it is used at the end of the round for joining. This is frequently done in intarsia, and there are lots of tutorials on similar methods (here for example). This allows the knitter to avoid a lot of purling. If it seems to complicated, you can just work garter stitch in the round the normal way, and it will work the same, it may just take a little longer.

You may use this pattern for yourself, but please do not sell any products from this pattern without first getting my consent.