Calceiform by Hunter Hammersen

Calceiform

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Knitting
July 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in Blocked stockinette
225 - 275 yards (206 - 251 m)
Written in three sizes and four gauges to fit most anyone (see notes below for more).
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This pattern (along with most of my earlier work) was retired in the summer of 2022. However, it may be available for a few days once or twice a year. Read on for details!




In the summer of 2022, I realized that maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of patterns was kind of overwhelming. I couldn’t do it and still release new things. So I took my old patterns down so I could keep doing new work.

Since then, a handful of my favorites have come back, and lovely new things have come out. But the vast majority of the old patterns are retired and will no longer be generally available.

However, enough folks have asked about some old favorites that I’m planning to make many of the retired patterns available for a few days once or twice a year (most likely in late spring and then again in the fall around Thanksgiving).

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Calcieform adjective shaped like a slipper




We’ve discussed this before. I am not a fancy shoe person. I am a cozy slippers, tucked up at home in my pajamas, how about another glass of hot chocolate, let’s not leave the house for days person. And in order to be the happiest version of that person I can be, I need slippers. Lots and lots of slippers.

These totally fit the bill. They’re fun to put together (if you’ve ever knit a top down sock with a heel flap, a lot of this will feel familiar…and if you haven’t, don’t worry, it’s totally not hard), they look great (I’m a sucker for a leaf pattern), and they feel great. And if you do happen to have to leave your house, they’re easy to bring along with you to slip into if the opportunity to get cozy should arise.




These knit up quickly with a skein of dk, light worsted, or worsted-weight yarn. I knit mine with about 225 yards of dk-weight yarn (and I have women’s size 11 feet, so lots of people have smaller feet than me). I suspect you can comfortably make any size with 275 yards or less.

And just because slippers can look a little funny while you’re making them, the pattern includes lots of extra photos that show you how the slipper comes together, just so you don’t get nervous!

They’re written in three sizes (50, 54, or 58 stitches around the ball of the foot), and you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a dense, sturdy fabric with your chosen yarn!

I recommend working at something around 4.5, 5, 5.5 or 6 stitches per inch (and remember you’ll want a firm fabric so they feel more substantial than socks…you’ll probably be using smaller needles than you would expect to use with your chosen yarn), and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for your size. With that range of sizes and gauges, the slippers will fit a foot (measured around the ball of the foot) between 7.75 and 10.75 inches (with lots of points in between).




These are perfect for you if:

  • You like it when your knitting makes you feel clever
  • You want all the coziness of hand-knit socks but quicker

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)