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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Knitting: Quick and Simple Adjustable Slippers

The other day I watched a video on YouTube by Lindsay Weirich, The Frugal Crafter.  She was knitting some quick and easy slippers.  I thought that would be something I could do to knit down a few of the yarns I have in the workroom.

These slippers are knit with doubled worsted weight yarn. I used US size 10.5 needles.   Lindsay had used some bulky weight chenille yarn which looked like lovely soft slippers.  I was too frugal to purchase some of that yarn though I did look at it for a while.  I can hear you laughing at that one!  At least this time I did not bite on the "right yarn" for the project.  After all, I have a large quantity of worsted weight yarn which could be mixed and matched to make these slippers.

You cast on only 22 stitches to make a slipper that should fit a woman's size 8.5 foot.  My foot is larger and wider than that and these fit me just fine.  Lindsay gives suggestions on how to adjust the size of these slippers. I am thinking of making some larger sized ones, in case they are needed in the near future to keep feet warm on cold winter floors.

Basically you knit a rectangle then do a few decrease rows, run a thread through the stitches remaining on the needle, pull them tight and secure them, then sew up the toe, sew up the heel, and your are done.  Quick, easy.

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