The cables don’t show up terribly well in the dark, heathered yarn…these are the little slippers that I made for Max to match mine. Since that basically meant redoing the entire design, I thought I’d share the directions. (Slippers are shown on an almost-four-year-old with 6-inch feet.)
- Far less than one skein Lion Brand Thick & Quick
- Pair of size 11/8mm knitting needles
- Tapestry needle
Finished Dimensions: about 7″ long and 5″ around
Gauge: 2 sts and 3 rows = 1″ in stockinette
(Make 2.) CO 14.
Row 1: P1, k2, p1, k6, p1, k2, p1.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K1, p2, k1, p6, k1, p2, k1.
Row 3: P1, right twist (skip 1st st, knit into the front of second st, knit skipped st, and slide both sts off needle), p1, k6, p1, left twist (skip 1st st, knit into the back of second st, knit skipped st through the back loop, and slide both sts off needle), p1.
Row 5: rep Row 1.
Repeat rows 1-6 once more (for 2 repeats and a total of twelve rows).
Row 13: rep row 3.
Row 15: rep row 1.
Row 17: rep row 3.
Row 19: k2tog across. Cut yarn, leaving about 12 inches. Weave end through remaining 7 sts and pull tight.
To finish, fold cast-on row in half and sew closed (this is the heel), then sew up 2 to 2.5 inches of the edges at the toe end. Weave in all ends.
To reiterate, the pattern for the slippers that inspired these is here.