I taught myself to knit in 2007 while I was spending many hours in a hospital caring for a family member. Recently, I’ve started knitting again and have found a pattern that is similar to bed slippers like my husband’s grandmother used to make for us. http://www.craftown.com/knit/knit13.htm
Grandma made these in multiple sizes but I cannot find a similar pattern that provides info on making them for smaller adults or children? Is there a standard method for decreasing the size?
Also, I am confused about the instructions on Row 28. Previously in the pattern, you knit 9 before adding a purl, but this says to only knit 7. But then for row 30, you go back to knitting 9 and then purl 1. Why would row 28 only knit 7?
I’ve tried using kneedles ranging in size from 6 to 10.5 and have not seen a huge difference in the size of the slipper. Grandma always used double yarn, so I’ve been doing that just using the super saver yarn from the fabric department at the discount store. However, I began the 3 decreases at row 40 and immediately jump to row 49 (k2,p2) and finish with row 59. Otherwise the slippers are way too long.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.