Cinderella had the wrong idea…
I’m not the glass slipper type. In fact, I’m not really the shoe type (certainly not dressy shoes). I’m more inclined towards soft, snuggly slippers. Make that soft, snuggly slippers, worn at home, while sipping tea, and in the company of a sleeping kitten. That sounds much better than any fancy dress shoe, no matter how smashing the ball might be.
If you’re with me on this (or if you just want something cozy to slip into after the ball), then these slippers are for you.
The ribbing follows the shape of your foot beautifully, and the strap makes sure the slippers stay perfectly in place (just in case you start dancing). They’re made with two yarns (a soft, DK weight yarn for the upper, and a sturdy, worsted weight yarn held along with the upper for a lovely reinforced sole). You’ll need less than 200 yards of the DK weight and less than 100 yards of the worsted, so you’ve likely got something perfect in your stash.
You’ll want circulars or DPNs (part of the slipper is worked flat and part of it in the round, but it’s much easier to just work it all on circulars or DPNs than to fiddle about with changing needles in the middle). I made mine with 3s, but I’m a loose knitter and I bet you’ll want 4s (though of course you should always check your gauge).
They knit up quickly (if you were a faster knitter than me, I bet you could finish a pair in a long weekend), and the flexible sizing makes them fabulous gift knitting.