New! The super-easy Stratus Slippers pattern is now available, and is a great intro-to-Stippers pattern, complete with photo tutorials to learn new techniques.
These cozy slippers are a combination of clever construction, pretty cables, and simple shaping. Bulky yarn makes this the perfect pattern for a last-minute holiday gift, with no more finishing than a grafted toe.
Construction of the slipper begins at the center back of the heel, beginning with a figure-8 cast on. The sides and sole are worked simultaneously, back and forth, then later joined and worked in the round to the desired total length. Stitches are grafted at the toe giving the slipper a completely seamless finish - this allows it to be tried on as you go!
Foot Circumference: 6.5 (7.75, 8.75)in, 16.5 (19.5, 22)cm
Length to joining: 4 (4.5, 5)in, 10 (11.5, 12.5)cm
Total length is customizable; see schematic for measurements. For more information on foot length and (US) shoe size, see http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/footsize.html
Approx. 100 (120, 160)yd, 92 (110, 146)m of bulky weight yarn. Total yardage will depend on desired length of slippers.
Shown in Quince and Co. Puffin (100% wool, 112yd/102m per 100g skein) in color Parsley.
Needles and Notions
US 10.5 (6.5mm) circular needle for magic loop, two circulars, or set of four dpns
Cable needle; tapestry needle; latex glue for non-slip sole (optional)