Afghan Refugee Slipper Socks by Mimi Seyferth

Afghan Refugee Slipper Socks

January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
656 yards (600 m)
9.25" foot circumference and 10" long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is not adjustable
This pattern is available from for $6.50.

The traditional pattern of the original slipper socks that Mimi Seyferth received as a gift (shown at right) served as the inspiration for this version. Both the original socks and the project socks feature diamond motifs in the long, narrow, rectangular field of the sock body.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 9.25” foot circumference and 10” long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is not adjustable.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Sport (100% Peruvian highland wool; 164 yd/1.75 oz): #7803 magenta (A) and #8555 black (B), 2 skeins each.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker; waste yarn for heel; tapestry needle.

Gauge 34 sts and 37 rnds = 4” in colorwork patt.

Notes These socks are worked in the round from the toe up, with a peasant heel.