Awhile ago I knitted some slippers from a vintage 1960’s pattern which I’ve had for a long time. I have seen it for sale on some etsy stores, not sure how you can sell something that was originally free but once they put vintage in the title I guess it is worth a try.
At one time I knit lots of these for family members. The instructions come in 3 sizes. I use double yarn of a worsted weight for extra thickness. The pair that I have are starting to wear through on the soles, and they have been patched on top of patching.
I’m using black, probably because I have a huge ball of it and need to use it up, but black goes with everything and it doesn’t tend to show the dirt as much. Well, sometimes it doesn’t. Next time I will make a different colour. They are made in knit and purl stitches, nothing fancy, and all in one piece. Once completed it just takes a little while to stitch up the back and front.
The pattern calls for 4.5 mm needles, I used a British size 8, or 4mm, which worked out fine for me. They are great because you can toss them in the washing machine but after a couple of washes they start to pill up and it takes time to pick the little bits off. You could fancy them up with bows or pom poms but I prefer them plain.
They are comfy slippers perfect for putting in your suitcase or overnight bag and they sure do keep your feet warm. They can be slippery on some types of floors so do be careful when wearing them. There are some options out there for making the soles of slippers non slip that you might want to check out. I don’t have to worry as I have carpet in most of the areas I walk in.
It’s getting quite chilly in the mornings and evenings now. Have you got something to keep your toes warm?
I’ve also shared this on my Ravelry page. Do you keep track of your yarn projects there? If you do, let me know your user name there and I’ll pay you a visit.