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House Slippers - Interweave Felt

Aug 4, 2007
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Designer: Amanda Berka
Published: August, 2007

When Linda wasn’t inspired by her store-bought Aran after it shrank in the wash, she offered it to me as inspiration. And inspired I was. I immediately saw potential in the rich texture, but the extreme thickness and little yardage didn’t leave a whole lot of possibilities. After seeing some felt insoles created by Carol H. Rhoades for the Spring 2007 issue of Spin-Off, I decided the thick sweater would be perfect for soles—and the rest of a slipper for that matter.

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shannan wrote
on Dec 6, 2009 2:44 PM

I have made these slippers twice.  Had to tweek the top part (made it longer) in order to make the pieces fir together correctly.  On the second pair I used the ribbing from the waist of the sweater to make an ankle hugging cuff.

Next time I am going to lop off some of the top of the slippers (where the two pieces meet) and stitch in a nice a nicely felted  cables I have stashed!  I think bobble inserts would be adorable too.  Yahoo!

Crazy easy.

castro wrote
on Nov 7, 2009 1:19 PM

Are they slippery?

Have you considered adding leather to the soles? 







KymN wrote
on Oct 30, 2009 8:11 PM

Where is the pattern for House Slippers? Please show me how to find the pattern.

VirginiaB@13 wrote
on Oct 29, 2009 11:27 AM

I would like to know if all of your free patterns have been published in past issues of Interweave Knits?  Virginia

shannan wrote
on Oct 29, 2009 9:46 AM

I have an old sweater  want to use, but it is not felted yet.  I am going to felt it for the slippers (yippy).  But my question is:  Can you just cut felted material?  It won't unravel?

Sorry if that sounds stupid.

Thank you for the idea.  I have had that sweater stashed for felting.  My husband needs new slippers, but nearly has a fit when I mention buying some for him (CHEAP!).  He would be thrilled with a repurposed sweater.

DennisM wrote
on Oct 28, 2009 2:29 PM

This is not knitting pattern per se.


This is to use felt (sweater that shank in the wash), and cut and swew it into the slippers show.

The "thick sweater would be perfect for soles and the rest of a slipper for that matter"

Slipper Template has outline of sole (cut two for a pair) and the outline for the side (cut out 4 - one each side x2 )

Assemble the pieces with sewing thread? I'd use matching color yarn.

You COULD knit a large square and felt it to make your own felt, OR

Even knit the slippers LARGER than life and then Intentionally felt your knitted work.

LeslieB wrote
on Oct 28, 2009 1:11 PM

These little slippers may be the best way to salvage the last sweater my Mum knitted for me and I accidently felted...

yonat wrote
on Oct 28, 2009 12:18 PM

where is the pattern??????

nooniewaters wrote
on Sep 21, 2009 4:57 PM

didnt get the pattern

yust wrote
on Jul 17, 2009 2:53 PM

wonderful and nıce cold ın wınter ...ın Turkey

Irene@4 wrote
on Jul 7, 2009 2:14 PM

didn't get the pattern

Catwren wrote
on Apr 3, 2009 6:15 PM
Such excellent use of a "ruined" sweater! I may just knit a piece, felt it, and use the resulting material for these slippers! Plus, Goodwill is a terrific place to find 100% wool sweaters for only a few dollars. I have used many of these to make gauntlets and mittens for which I am always complemented on. Thanks as always for the great patterns!
on Jan 12, 2009 4:08 PM
Please ignore my request of a few moments ago for the pattern for the house slippers. I just looked again at the page with the template on it and realized one of them was for the slippers themselves. I apologize for bothering you with my first note. Thank you for your wonderful patterns and everything in Knitting Daily! Glenda Darling
on Jan 12, 2009 4:05 PM
I downloaded the House Slippers. All I got was the slipper template and no pattern for the actual slippers! Please help! So proud to have the template pattern but would love to have the shoes also! I look forward each morning to turning on my compter and going straight to Knitting Daily. I'm always excited to read each and every item. I am sending in my subscription tomorrow for Interweave Knits. I bought one recently and was spellbound by the marvelous patterns, helpful hints, etc. Glenda Darling
Marie wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 12:27 AM


I found the pattern.. I dont know why it didnt download properly the first time.


Marie K  Australia.

Marie wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 12:25 AM

Hello I too am looking for the template??/

Can anyone tell me where it is??/



from Australia.

Paul Owen wrote
on Aug 28, 2008 9:38 AM

Where is the templaate?

KateR wrote
on Aug 25, 2008 5:32 PM

Esteline, the slippers are made by recycling a jumper that Amanda's friend gave her that had shrunk/felted in the wash.

The download is for the template that you cut the pieces out from.

AlmaL wrote
on Aug 25, 2008 12:52 PM

I'ts a beatifull work .  México City has a cold winter and I enjoy knitting this .  Alma lebrija

esteline wrote
on Aug 23, 2008 5:47 AM

Where is the pattern to make the Berka-Slippers ?