These simple slippers are so versatile!
These are also, possibly, the easiest slippers I have ever found. These booties have kept my families toes cozy since time immemorial. I have been churning out this particular pattern for myself as well as for other members in my family for years.
Every non-knitter I know, typically wants a pair of these booties.
And every knitter I know wants the pattern.
Not easy, if not outright impossible to cater to the demands of the non-knitters.
But knitters, I am happy to oblige. So, here is the pattern. Good luck stopping after just one pair.
YARN: 100 meters/ 110 yards/25 gms Fingering weight yarn
If you want to knit in two colours, the approximate yardage would be as follows:
Main Colour MC- 40 meters/20 grams approximately and Contrasting colour CC- 12 metrrs/5 grams approximately.
- Knitting needles: One pair 3.5 mm or UK size 9. If you opt for a 3 needle BO, you will an additional needle in either the same size or one size larger. We do not need stretchy bind off for this pattern.
- Tapestry needle: one for seaming and weaving the ends.
Teenager/women size.One size fits most adults. But easily adaptable. Size can be adjusted by changing either yarn weight or needle size.
- K: Knit
- P: Purl
- YO: yarn over (increase 1 stitch)
- KFB: Knit in the front and back of the stitch (increase 1 stitch)
- K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together (decrease 1 stitch)
Using CC, cast on 41 stitches.
Row 1: K1, *P1, K1. Repeat from * to end.
Row 2: P1, *K1, P1. Repeat from * to end.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2, 3 more times to get a total of 8 rows of rib. This will give you a short cuff which will barely reach your ankles. If you wish a higher cuff, You can continue in the rib pattern for as many rows as it suits you.
Change to MC.
Row 1: K19, KFB, YO, K1, YO, KFB, K19. (45 stitches)
Row 2 and all even rows: K all stitches.
Row 3: K21, KFB, YO, K1, YO, KFB, K21. (49 stitches)
Row 5: K23, KFB, YO, K1, YO, KFB, K23. (53 stitches)
Row 7: K25, KFB, YO, K1, YO, KFB, K25. (57 stitches)
Row 9: K27, KFB, YO, K1, YO, KFB, K27. (61 stitches)
Row 11: K29, KFB, YO, K1, YO, KFB, K29. (65 stitches)
Row 13: K31, KFB, YO, K1, YO, KFB, K31. (69 stitches)
Row 15: K33, KFB, YO, K1, YO, KFB, K33. (73 stitches)
Row 17: K35, KFB, YO, K1, YO, KFB, K35. (77 stitches)
Row 19: K37, KFB, YO, K1, YO, KFB, K37. (81 stitches)
Row 21: K39, KFB, YO, K1, YO, KFB, K39. (85 stitches)
Row 23-24: Using CC, K all stitches.
Row 25-26: Using MC, K all stitches
Row 27-28: Using CC, K2tog, K to end. (83 stitches)
Row 29-30 Using MC, K2tog, K to end. (81 stitches)
Row 31-32: Using CC, K2tog, K to end. (79 stitches)
Row 33-34: Using MC, K2tog, K to end. (77 stitches)
Row 35-36: Using CC, K2tog, K to end. (75 stitches)
Row 37: using MC, K2tog, K 36 stitches to the center of the work. You will have 37 stitches on the left hand needle and 37 on the right hand needle. Fold the work such that the right side of the work is facing each other and wrong side is facing out. The two needles are lined up parallel to each other such that both points are facing the same direction.
3 NEEDLE BIND OFF
STEP 1: K together through the front leg of the first stitch on both needles.
STEP 2: Repeat with the second stitch on both needles. Now there are 2 stitches on the Right hand needle.
STEP 3: Pull the 1st stitch over the 2nd stitch to bind off
STEP 4: Knit together through the front legs of the next stitches on both needles again and bind off. Repeat this until all stitches are bound off.
Sew up the seam at the back of the heel. Wet to flatten out and leave to dry.