Day 4 of 12 Days of Winter Kit Collection - Series 5 for 2021 Designed by Rachel Brockman
Snuggling up to watch a movie by the fireplace is a favorite winter pastime of many. Made even better with a pair of handmade slippers to keep your feet toasty warm! The By the Fire Slippers are knit using our Deluxe Worsted Superwash yarn. 100% superwash wool is easy to care for and is hearty for the coldest evenings. Sophisticated colors make this pair of slippers a perfect handmade gift for anyone on your list this year.
SIZES Adult Small (Medium, Large) Shown in Adult Small size.
MATERIALS Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Superwash (100% superwash wool; 100g/218 yds) 748 Oatmeal Heather (MC) – 1 ball (all sizes) 751 Pomegranate Heather (CC) – 1 ball (all sizes) Needle: US Size 6 (4 mm) straight and set of DPNs (or your preferred needles for knitting flat and small circumferences in the round) or size needed to obtain gauge US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 16” circ or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, crochet hook [suggested US G/6 (4 mm)], spare US Size 5 (3.75) mm 16” circ (for three-needle bind-off)
GAUGE 20 sts x 32 rows/rnds = 4” in Moss stitch with larger ndl XO Cable meas = 1¼” wide with larger ndl 22 sts x 28 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch (St st) with smaller ndl Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES These slippers begin with the heel, which is worked flat. Then, the piece is folded and joined in the round for the foot. The toe is shaped with basic decreases and Kitchener stitch is used to graft the toes. The back of the heel is sewn together using mattress stitch. Stitches are then picked up along the top of the heel and a folded cuff is worked flat. The side edges of the cuff create a front split and the doubled fabric is closed using mattress stitch. A slip stitch crochet edging is used along the front of the front of the foot. Finally, the contrast color is used to smock the cables.