Sherwood Slippers by Lara Neel

Sherwood Slippers

November 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
128 - 256 yards (117 - 234 m)
To fit U.S. Women's Small [Women’s Medium, Women’s Large/Men's Medium, Men’s Large]; Slippers are meant to have 0 ease (in other words, actually be around the size of the foot) and are 8 [9, 9.6, 10.66] inches/ 20.25 [23, 24.5, 27] cm around and 8.66 [9.6
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These are toe-up, lightly-felted slippers for when you need just a little extra padding and warmth - perfect for when you’ve kicked off your shoes at home. They are felted to fit the wearer.

There is no grafting and you can choose between two methods of casting on. It’s the best of both worlds! I made these slippers just to take advantage of the construction techniques I loved. After I made them, they reminded me of Robin Hood, hence the name. They fold very flat, so they’re great for when you’re traveling with your merry men and ladies.

The final slipper should be about the same size as the foot of the wearer.


The first few lines for the second cast-on method should read:

“Using Judy’s Magic Cast On, start with a total of 6 10, 12, 12 sts.

Place a marker for the beginning of the round and another 3 5, 6, 6 sts away.

Inc. Round: …“