Albanian Slipper Socks to Knit and Embroider by Mimi Seyferth

Albanian Slipper Socks to Knit and Embroider

June 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in St st with MC
US 2 - 2.75 mm
384 yards (351 m)
8.25" foot circumference and 9.5" long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable
This pattern is available from for $7.99.

After a day of sightseeing, slip into Mimi Seyferth’s knitted and embellished slipper socks. This design was inspired by a pair of slipper socks that famed traveler, artist, and writer Edith Durham was given by mountain tribesmen in North Albania, in thanks for aid given to burnt out villages.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 8.25” foot circumference and 9.5” long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 220 yd/3.5 oz): #8886 Italian plum (MC), 1 skein.
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Sport (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 164 yd/1.75 oz): #8555 black (CC), 1 skein.

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

Notions Markers; two 7⁄16” gold buttons; size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle; fabric, wool, .5 yard, Black; lining fabric, .25 yard, Black, DMC Metallic Pearl, polyester and viscose thread, Size 5, 27 yards/skein, #5282 Brillian Gold, 1 skein; middy braid, 1/4 inch wide, metallic Gold, 2.5 yards; gimp braids, 5/8 inch wide, Metallic Gold-and-Black, 1.75 yards, and .25 inch wide, Black, 5.25 yards; grosgrain ribbon, 7/8 inch wide, Black, 1.5 yards; rattail cording, 1/8 inch wide, Light Yelloww, 1.5 yards, and Medium Gold, 3 yards; shank button, dome shaped, 3/8 inch in diameter, Metallic Gold, 2; sewing thread, black, light yellow, and gold; John James Needles, embroidery size 6 and sharps size 10; marking pen, White; embroidery hoop, 8 inches in diameter.

Gauge 26 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in St st with MC.