A lovely old-fashioned pair of knitted slippers. Make them using a luxury yarn in a striking colour for a quickly knitted Christmas gift.
Instructions in 3 sizes, each size separated by forward slash (/).
Both slippers are worked alike.
Slipper (make 2)
With No 11 needles, cast on 90/95/100
stitches and work 12 rows in garter stitch (that is: every row knitted).
Change to pattern as follows:
1st row: k4, *
p2, k3; repeat from * to last 6 stitches,
3rd row: k1, *
wfwd, slip 1, k2tog, psso, wrn, p2, *
to last 4 stitches, wfwd, slip 1, k2tog, psso, wrn, k1.
Repeat these 4 rows 3 times more, then rows 1-3 inclusive again: 19 pattern rows.
Work 5 rows in garter stitch.
Make a second slipper in the same way.
To Make Up
Press parts lightly on wrong side under a damp cloth.
Fold foot pieces in half and join centre back and foot seams neatly with a flat seam.
Thread ties through holes made in 19th row of the patterning.
....so.... speaking of quickly knitted gifts....
An extra Christmas gift just for you. Don't bother to thank me - it's priceless I think you'll agree.
Perfect if you are thinking of elf-themed fancy dress this Christmas - and I can recommend that you use any left-over felt to make a matching elfish pointy collar.
They miss out the key instruction at the end of the making up section .... "Do not wear".
Joking apart, this method of threading ribbon or fabric strips through a crocheted mesh base is a good technique for creating an interesting textured fabric to work with. I have seen it used to good effect making, for example, an evening clutch bag, using more luxurious starting materials.