Looking through Ravelry for felted slippers I found a pattern which looked quite the thing: sort of Argyle-looking slippers which were made with 8 squares of garter stitch. What could be easier? Well, no problem with the knitting, but the folding to sew, THAT is another issue.
There is a YouTube video showing you how to do it. I sewed the first slipper together by starting and stopping the video a hundred or two hundred times, but it worked. Because I want to show Elsie how smart I am (since I WASN'T that smart yesterday when we were knitting together with Sharon and Cameron) I decided I needed to write out how to do the folding and sewing. It is possible that I have succeeded at writing it down. We will see soonish...
This is the plan:
Knit a gauge swatch and felt it. Take measurements to see if your project will fit the feet you are covering. I did the swatching and felting but did not do the checking. I may have made slippers for a giant and not for a dear little girl.
Here are the "markers" I made for each square:
FIRST SEAM: Sew 4A to 6D, 3A to 7D, 2A to 8D, then flip over sew the sewed edge is lying on its tummy.
The picture below shows the slipper flipped over and ready for first "flipped" sewing.
THIRD SEAM: Sew 2C to 3C.
FOURTH SEAM: Sew 1C to 4C.
Your slipper is now sewn together!
You can see the toe easily, and the heel, sort of. The brown/purple flaps are not as easy to see but they are there.
Now comes the fun of felting. Next post I will hopefully show the completed slippers. I am going to suggest that Anne decorate the toes in some fashion that she likes...either with some other benighted dyeing project or maybe just sew on a button she likes. We shall see. I might come up with something myself...
Having just gone to all this work on pair one, I have found this pattern which looks much more do-able. What do you think?
Easier pattern for felted slippers