Farm Slippers by Andrea Mowry

Farm Slippers

December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 8 - 5.0 mm
140 - 650 yards (128 - 594 m)
Toddler (Child, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)
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Mukluks have always been my favorite house slipper. Now with this pattern, they can become favorites for the whole family! Holding together two strands of sport weight yarn delivers a beautiful marled effect, with endless variations! Or you can simplify and grab a heavy worsted or aran weight yarn in a natural color for a rustic slipper. The Small and Medium Adult sizes have a taller cuff for the ladies, while the Adult Large has a shorter cuff for a more masculine look for the men! With sizes for toddlers and children, as well, you can have your whole family relaxing in comfort!

I have found that utilizing lifelines makes the Afterthought Heel even easier! Check outthis video* for a visual!*

Sizes: Toddler (Child, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)

Finished Foot Circumference: 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) inches

Suggest Foot Length: 5.25 (7, 9, 9.5, 11) inches

Yarn For the Marled Slippers: MC - 40 (60, 95, 105, 105) grams/ 125 (185, 295, 325, 325) yards; CC - 40 (60, 95, 105, 105) grams/ 125 (185, 295, 325, 325) yards sport weight

Yarn for the Solid Slippers: 75 (120, 190, 210, 210) grams/140 (225, 355, 400) yards heavy worsted weight

Suggested yarn: Fern Fiber Organic Merino Sport (120g/4.25oz/370yd)- 1 skein Madder Cochineal and 1 skein natural; OR Fern Fiber Organic Aran (114g/4 oz/212yd) - 2 skeins Sumac

Suggested Needles: size US 8/5mm 32 inch circular needle for magic loop or DPNs

Notions: Stitch markers, smooth worsted weight scrap yarn of a contrasting color (so you can easily see the placement of your afterthought heel), tapestry needle, scissors

Gauge: Measured over stockinette stitch in the round - 18 sts & 28 rows /4 inches, holding 2 sport weight yarns together as one strand, or using 1 strand of a heavy worsted weight/aran weight yarn.

Techniques to indulge in:Afterthought heel, knitting in the round, marling yarn, decreasing, garter stitch, kitchener stitch

Read more about this pattern on my blog!