Hestia Slippers by Mieka John

Hestia Slippers

February 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in tuck stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
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Feet are precious and should be appreciated every day for grounding us and bringing us towards new adventures and challenges.

Swaddle your feet in these soft, wooly slippers. Let the dense, cushy fabric created by delicate tuck stitches and brioche wrap snuggly around your ankles and go about your day comforted by the cozy, warm wool of the thrummed soles. These slippers will envelop your feet in comfort and gratitude and help on those mornings you want to hold onto the gentle warmth of your bed just a little bit longer.

The panel that wraps around the foot is knit flat with a tuck stitch pattern from the book, Tuck Stitches by Nancy Marchant, and a brioche edge. The panel is folded over itself and stitches are picked up along the bottom edge binding the fold together in the round. Squishy garter knit with the yarn held double creates a dense, sturdy sole. The garter sole is sprinkled with stitches of wool roving to create an extra soft and insulating layer between your feet and the floor.

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Sole Length: 7.85 (8.75) / 20 (22.5) cm.
Width of slipper body: 4 / 10 cm.
These slippers can be worn on either foot, right or left.

Yarn: 1 skein of Ulysse by De Rerum Natura (100% merino wool, 202 yds / 185 m 50 g), colourway Fusain (MC).
1 skein of Ulysse by De Rerum Natura (100% merino wool, 202 yds / 185 m 50 g), colourway Goéland (CC).

Fiber: 16-20g of John Arbon Harvest Hues Tops (65% organically farmed Falklands Merino / 35% Devon Zwartbles) in Rosebay

Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm DPNs for panels, US 9 / 5.5 mm 16 / 40 cm circular needles for sole.

Notions: Stitch markers, locking stitch markers in two different colours, tapestry needle.

22 sts x 52 rows to 4 / 10 cm on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in tuck stitch pattern, after blocking.