Colorblock Slippers by Kelly White Designs

Colorblock Slippers

November 2018
yarn held together
+ Aran
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
82 - 416 yards (75 - 380 m)
Six sizes, from Child (US Size 10-13) - Men’s Large (US Size 12-14)
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Cozy slippers are a must as the weather starts to get chilly. Keep your feet warm and banish winter’s icy chill with Colorblock Slippers! Colorblock Slippers are a quick, seamless knit. Choose to knit them in either a bulky weight yarn or a worsted weight yarn held double. Contrasting color detail and subtle patterning on the cuff help set these slippers apart from your average, ho-hum, house slipper. In fact, one discerning wearer has already declared them “definitely nice enough for company.” Colorblock Slippers are sized for children to adults and instructions for adding a custom-sized split-sole to any pair to improve traction and durability are included. Links to tutorials are included!

The instructions are written (not charted).

Sizes: 6 sizes to fit children (Child US Size 10-13) through adult (Men’s US Size 12-14)

Finished Dimensions: vary by size.

Materials: 82-176 yards (76-162 meters) of bulky weight wool yarn or 192-416 yards of worsted weight wool yarn, depending on the size.

Suggested Yarns: This project requires 1 skein of each color of Ístex Álafoss Lopi (100% Icelandic wool, 109 yds 100 m/3.5 oz 100 g) OR 1 skein of each color of Fancy Tiger Crafts Heirloom Romney (100% United States Romney wool, 200 yds 183 m/4 oz 112 g). NOTES: Size 6 requires 2 skeins of worsted yarn in color 1 (or your willingness to use color 2 to bind-off the cuff and attach the sides). Yarn substitution may increase the amount of yarn required for a given size.

Additional Tools & Notions:

  • One additional needle in the same size (or close to the same size as circular needle) for three-needle bind-off.
  • Stitch markers
  • Blunt tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn (for holding stitches)
  • Optional: Leather or sturdy felt for sole, pen or pencil, leather punch or awl, waxed cotton thread

“I get that an endorsement from someone who lives in the desert might not be worth much, but hear me out: our temperatures drop below freezing in the winter, and of course we have no carpet in our house, because our summer temps would make them a lava walk. Kelly made us these slippers, in wool, with pads, and they are magnificent. They are squishy and warm, and they don’t droop! I have no idea how this magic happens, since I don’t knit, but as a grateful recipient, I can’t say enough about how fabulous these are.”