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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Simple to Knit Ribbed Bootie Slippers

After a bit of a slipper hiatus, I'm back! And after a lot of internal debate, I decided to make this pattern FREE! It just seemed like the right thing to do. I hope you enjoy it.

You can read the pattern in full here, or you can download it from any of my regular distributors such as my website KweenBee.ca, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Craftsy, Ravelry and the like. Because this is so new it may take a while before the links become active, but if you go to Smashwords.com you can download it for any device there.

I designed these bootie slippers to be as easy to knit as possible. They are knit flat with no extra needles or special techniques required. If you know how to cast on, purl and knit you will be more than capable of finishing these for yourself or someone else!


The pattern is written to fit feet from a ladies size 6 – 12 and a man's 5 – 12. I'm still on the fence as whether to design these to fit children. The sizing involves a lot of math and knitting sample sizes and I'm really not too excited about taking on either of those tasks. Let me know if you want it for kids. If there's enough of you out there, I'll do it.




Things You Need
Yarn - any standard ball of 200+ yards (220 m) of worsted weight yarn will do.
Size 8 US (5 mm) knitting needles (or whatever size you need to get the correct gauge.)
Needle to sew in ends

Gauge in stockinette (Be sure to check to obtain correct sizing!)
18 sts = 4 inches
26 rows = 4 inches

Sizes are written for women's size 6-7 (8-9, 10-11, 12)
and for a men's 5-6 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12)


Heel Flap
Cast on 3
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K, inc in next stitch, K (4 sts)
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Inc in first stitch, K2, inc in last stitch (6 sts)
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Inc in first stitch, K4, inc in last stitch (8 sts)
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Inc in first stitch, K6, inc in last stitch (10 sts)
Row 9: KnitRow 10: Inc in first stitch, K8, inc in last stitch (12 sts)



Starting the Ankle and Foot
Row 11: K12. Cast on 23 (26, 26, 29). You now have 35 (38, 38, 41 sts total)
Row 12: Knit across. Cast on 23 (26, 26, 29). You now have 58 (64, 64, 70 sts)
Row 13: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)
Row 14: Knit
Row 15: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)
Row 16: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)
*Row 17: Knit
Row 18: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)
Row 19: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)
Row 20: Knit
Row 21: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)
Row 22: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)*
Repeat from * to * 2 (3, 4, 5) more times.

Repeat rows 17 and 18 for every size.

Decreasing for the Foot
Next row: Cast off K10 (12, 12, 14), P12 (13, 13, 14), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14). You now have 48 (52, 52, 56 sts total).
Next row: Cast off K10 (12, 12, 14). Knit remaining stitches. You now have 38 (40, 40, 42 sts total).
Next row: P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15).
Next row: P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15).
Next row: Knit
Next row: P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15).
Next row: P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15).
Next row: Knit
Next row: P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15).
Next row: P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15).

Repeat from ✪ to ✪ 3 more times for every size.

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End of Toe
Next row: K2tog across. 19 (20, 20, 21 sts)
Next row: P7 (7, 7, 8) K6 P6 (7, 7, 7)
Next row: K2tog across. Knit the last stitch for ladies' size 6-7 and 12 or men's size 5-6 and 11-12.
Break yarn and pull through.

Make another slipper to match.

Sew seams and work in ends.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me your questions at kweenbee_crafts@hotmail.ca.


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Hints and Tips
When starting the slipper, leave a long length of yarn when casting on. You can use this length to sew up the back seam of the slipper and will give less ends to sew in when done.

Work in the ends and don't just knot them off. The knots will rub on the wearer's foot and make them decidedly uncomfortable.

When sewing the seams, be sure to yank on them a bit before working in the ends. You want as much yarn securing the seams so that the seam will stretch the length of the foot and the ankle.

When casting off for the ankle, be sure to do so loosely. It will allow the seam to stretch.

In case you're not sure what part of the slipper you are making and how it goes together, I've added some pictures that will help.

How it goes together. Fold it in half and sew the seams for the toe and ankle.

Happy knitting!


  
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