Knitted Slippers: It’s time to start knitting!

The Pavo Knitted Slippers are quick to knit—perfect for gift knitting!
Pavo Slipper Socks, available in the
Lazy Weekend Slipper Collection

Today I put on a sweater, and in the process of looking for it in my closet, I found my  knitted slippers. Slippers! Can you imagine? I’ve been living in flip flops for the past four months; the thought of wool slippers on my feet was nauseating, if you want the truth. But now it sounds heavenly!

Slippers actually play a larger than normal part in my life, because I’m lucky enough to work at home. I have three good pairs of “work shoes,” a handknit and felted pair of slippers, a pair of wool Haflingers, and a pair of Haflingers with a cork sole. These last are my outdoor shoes, the ones I wear when I meet with my knitting group or go to Fred Meyer. Glamorous life I lead, I know.

Just in time for fall knitting, we have a collection of slipper patterns available for you! Our Lazy Weekend Slipper Collection includes six slipper patterns, from cables to ribbed, to easy-peasy!

I’ve knit the Easy-Peasy Slippers, in fact, and they’re super quick and comfy. I would like to try to knit them on large needles with doubled yarn and felt them. I think they’d be great, especially with some non-skid glue on the bottom.

The Weekend Knitted Slippers Collection, available at interweaveshop.com
Clockwise from top left: Aran Isle Slippers, Manitoba Slippers, Ribby Slipper Socks, Easy Peasy Slippers, Suede Slippers

My nephew Henry was visiting last week, and he was sitting next to me as I wrote the first draft of this newsletter. He was watching me edit photos, and he requested a pair of Ribby Slipper Socks (shown upper right) in navy blue and “canary yellow.” Where he discovered canary yellow, I have no idea, but you better believe I’m going to find some to make his knitted slippers!

The fall nip in the air tells me it’s sweater weather, and slipper weather, and I’m ready to cast on. Get your Lazy Weekend Slipper Collection and join me!

Cheers,

1KCsig

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About Kathleen Cubley

Hello daily knitters! I'm the editor of Knitting Daily. I've been obsessed with knitting for about ten years now and my favorite projects are sweaters. I like the occasional smaller project, but there's nothing like yards of stockinette with a well-placed cable or a subtle stitch pattern here and there. I crochet a bit now and then—especially when I need to produce a baby blanket in time for the baby shower. I've been in publishing for 20 years and I'm finally exactly where I want to be: at the crossroads of knitting and communication. I live in Spokane, Washington and when I'm not knitting I enjoy gardening, snuggling with my dogs, swimming, reading, and playing in the snow in the winter. But, really, I'm pretty much always knitting!

2 thoughts on “Knitted Slippers: It’s time to start knitting!

  1. To cut down on heating during winter, I wear sweat pants (and sweaters). Low-cut slippers leave my ankles open to cold drafts, so I prefer thick socks (worn with Croc-type shoes, easily washable, unlike felt or leather slippers which can soon get worn, dirty and smelly).

    I want to try some of the imaginative & challenging projects in Ann Budd’s SOCK KNITTING MASTER CLASS, which if worn outdoors in my area (i.e. the middle of nowhere) might get ruined by wear and tear with sharp stones that get in shoes and burrs and tumbleweeds that snag yarn–all my time & work spoiled too fast!

    Your nephew who requested the Ribbed sock slippers (also on my to-knit list) may have heard of “Canary yellow” in the Harry Potter books–it’s one of the colors worn by Hufflepuff House students, which may become more popular since it was revealed that famous-former “puffs” include Newt Scamander, hero of upcoming movie trilogy by J.K. Rowling, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM.

    Elegant curved designs of the “Half-Stranded Socks” in SOCK KNITTING MASTER CLASS remind me of Professor Dumbledore’s wish for Christmas gift of a pair of warm socks to wear in the chilly castle at Hogwarts. “People will insist on giving me books.”

    Colorful “Up Down Entrelac” socks make me think of jester-like jokers, Fred & George Weasley. Shadow knitting technique of “Stealth Argyles” change in appearance like metamorph-magi Tonks. “French Market Socks” evoke Fleur de la Cour with mini-fleur de lys, mosaics like Shell Cottage where she honeymoons with her part-werewolf husband Bill (triangles like sharp teeth?)

    Intricate “Toe-up Travelers” have motifs like stylized winged Golden Snitches I also want to try projects intentionally inspired by Harry Potter series, in book KNITTING WIZARDRY. And I’m making some projects in book CROCHET EVER-AFTER (snow queen beret, dragon neckwarmer)–Is there something similar for knitters?…

  2. I’ve made so many Pavo Slippers and they’re easy & quick! Love this pattern and everyone should order up either the pattern singularly in the magazine or with this set. Truly!!!

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