torridToes Slipper Boots – Free Knitting Pattern
Well this is it – The last of the 14 free patterns. Before I get on to the pattern I just want to say that I am so happy I decided to start this little blog. The fabulous feedback I’ve been receiving has continually left me feeling surprised and humbled. This was my first experience in creating patterns for distribution and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The emails & comments have given me the push to carry on with my design adventures. I am so excited to get started on more projects (designs as well as other fun stuff).
I had some requests on facebook for a pair of ankle-covering slippers. I have been freezing lately so I figured that would be a perfect way to close this free pattern series. These are worked flat with short rows shaping the top of the foot. When finished they are seamed down the back using the mattress stitch. I have been referring to these as slipper boots because they are designed big enough to pull on over socks. They are super warm! I haven’t taken mine off since I completed them.
Hope you all have enjoyed these free patterns. Keep checking back for more patterns & other awesomness from j.erin Knits! :D
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (shown in Cranberry), 2 skeins - I used just barely more than one skein, with less rows on the leg you might be able to get away with 1 skein.
Needle: US Size 11 straight, or circular (worked back & forth)
Gauge: 3st & 3.5 rows in Garter Stitch
Materials: tapestry needle
Size: Average Women’s
Sl1: slip one stitch purl-wise
p2tog: purl the next 2 stitches together
<the following twists are easily done without a cable needle by using this method>
C1B: slip st to cable needle & hold in back of work,
k off left needle, k st off cable needle.
C1F: slip st to cable needle & hold in front of work,
k st off left needle, k off cable needle.
Make 2 ;)
Cast on 50 sts
Row 1: k to end
Row 2-13: Slip 1 st knitwise, knit to end (12 rows)
Row 14: Sl1, p28, p2tog, turn work
Row 15: sl1, k1, C1B, C1F, k1, ssk, turn
Row 16: sl1, p6, p2tog (one stitch from each side of gap), turn
Row 17: sl1, 3 – C1F, ssk, turn
Row 18: sl1, p6, p2tog (one stitch from each side of gap), turn
Row 19: sl1, k1, 2 – C1B, k1, ssk, turn
Continue working rows 16-19 until there are 24 sts remaining on needles. Do not turn work at the end of last row, instead M1 and then turn.
Ending Short Rows: p9, M1, p to 1 sts remaining, k1
Row 1: sl1, [k1, p1] 4 times, k1, 3 – C1F, k1, [p1, k1] 4 times, k1
Row 2: sl1, [p1, k1] 4 times, p8, [k1, p1] 4 times, k1
Row 3: sl1, [k1, p1] 4 times, k2, 2 – C1B, k2, [p1, k1] 4 times, k1
Row 4: Repeat Row 3
Repeat LEG rows 1-4 until leg measures 3 inches, or until desired length
Row 1: sl1, *kfb, k2* to 1 st from end, k1
Row 2: sl1, p to last st, k1
Row 3: sl1, k to end
Repeat cuff rows 2-3.
Loosely bind off, leaving a very long tail. You will then use this tail & the tapestry needle to seam down the back of the leg and across the bottom of the sole using mattress stitch. Weave in ends.
You may use this pattern to create items for your own personal use but may not create items for sale
nor shall you include said pattern in a kit for sale, without the designer’s permission. Thank you!