2010-10 Bird’s Eye Slippers
Grandma’s Christmas present is finished. I wanted to make a felted pair of slippers but didn’t find anything I really wanted to make online. I saw different patterns that were similar and decided to try this on my own. I am working off of a simpler pattern that didn’t include the band across the top of the slipper and was knit in garter stitch.
The finished slipper are a bit too small for me because while my Grandmother’s feet are about a size 7, mine are at least an 8 1/2. If done correctly, these shouldn’t be quite so stretched.
I used size 3 needles with a 4 ply fingering yarn (Sidar Snuggly 4 ply) which is 55% nylon and 45% acrylic.
8 stitches x 8 rows = 1 inch
Cast on 44 stitches in A
Row 1: With A, S1,K1 to end (Slip all stitches purl wise)
Row 2: With A, Purl
Row 3: With B, K1,S1 to end
Row 4: With B Purl
Continue this pattern about length of foot. Slipper will stretch so make it shorter than foot.
End with an A row
Next Row: K2 Tog, repeat till end
Next Row: P2 Tog, repeat till end
Pull needle through remaining stitches and keep this tight. This will be the toe section and if loose, the toes will stick through the front.
With right sides together, seam together both ends for about an inch and a half. Reinforce toe area.
With right sides together, seam together heel area.
Cast on 16 stitches with color A
Continue rows 1-4 for approximately 2 inches
With right sides together, sew the band to the edge of slipper as in picture. It should be about 1 ½ inches from toe seam edge.
Flip slipper so that the right side is on the outside.
Sew other edge of band to other side of foot, about 1/4 inch from edge.
These were made for my grandmother who has size 7 feet and I have size 8.5. They are purposely made small and are tight on my feet in the pictures.
I am asking that if you enjoy this pattern or use it, please donate to me on Ravelry. I have this listed for sale for $0.50. I have been and will continue to share my original patterns through my website but would appreciate a small contribution.