Crisis Slippers

Crisis Slippers

Crisis slippers

Possible crises:
1) you need a very fast gift
2) your feet are really very cold RIGHT NOW.

½ skein Wool-Ease Thick n’ Quick (finished slippers are 70 grams; a full skein weighs 170 grams)
US13 dpns
needle for weaving ends

Slippers, simple version (make two):

Cast on four stitches. Pull the working yarn firmly to the right like you’re knitting i-cord, and knit front-and-back (KFB) into every stitch, putting two stitches on each needle (8 stitches total). Join to knit in the round and knit one round.

KFB every stitch (16 stitches total). Knit one round.

KFB one stitch, then knit to end of needle, repeat for each needle (20 stitches total, 5 on each needle).

Knit three rounds.

Knit 2, purl 1, knit to end of round.

Knit one round.

Knit 1, purl 3, knit to end of round.

Knit one round.

Purl 5, knit to end of round.

Divide for foot: knit 2, bind off one stitch, knit to end of round, until you return to the bound off stitch. Turn work and purl back on that row: you will now be knitting flat, with 19 stitches on the needles. Knit in stockinette until entire piece is 8” long, for a US size 8.5-9 sized foot (yes knitting friends, you now know my shoe size). Adjust length as necessary.

Arrange the stitches for a three-needle bind off, 10 stitches on one needle, 9 on the other, with right side of the work inside the fold, so the seam will be inside the slipper. Do the three needle bind off; when you’re down to three stitches, knit  two stitches together, then bind off the stitch. Tie off the work and weave in ends.


Crisis slippers, girly version

1/2 skein Wool-Ease Thick n’ Quick
US13 dpns
needle for weaving ends
ribbony stuff

Slippers (make two):

Cast on four stitches. Pull the working yarn firmly to the right like you’re knitting i-cord, and knit front-and-back into every stitch, putting two stitches on each needle (8 stitches total). Join to knit in the round and knit one round.

KFB every stitch (16 stitches total). Knit one round.

KFB one stitch, then knit to end of needle, and repeat for each needle: you should have 20 stitches total, five on each needle. Knit five rounds.

Knit 2 stitches together (K2TOG), pull yarn over needle (YO), knit 1, YO, K2TOG, knit to end of round.

Divide for foot: knit 2, bind off 1 stitch, knit to end of round. Turn work and purl back on that row: you will now be knitting flat, with 19 stitches on the needles.

Begin foot pattern:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2TOG, YO, knit to last 2 stitches, YO, K2TOG
Row 4: Purl

For a US size 8.5-9 sized foot, repeat the foot pattern 3 times: you should have 10 eyelets on the slipper, two at the toe, and four down each side of the foot. Adjust length as necessary for your foot.

Arrange the stitches for a three-needle bind off, 10 stitches on one needle, 9 on the other, with right side of the work inside the fold, so the seam will be inside the slipper. Do the three needle bind off; when you’re down to three stitches, knit  two stitches together, then bind off the stitch. Tie off the work and weave in ends. Weave something ribbony through the holes and tie with a fancy bow.

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3 Responses to Crisis Slippers

  1. Laurie says:

    How quickly *can* you knit these babies up?

  2. craftycoup says:

    Truly in crisis mode, I whipped up these guys last night while binge watching some netflix. I used the magic loop method. I’m wondering if I can figure out a “two-at-a-time” method for your pattern. Thanks for the awesome pattern!

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