Slipper Pattern


A while back I had a wonderful pattern for slippers. You’re probably familiar with a type of it. Every nine stitches you purl so there’s two ridges on the bottom of the slipper. For the toe part, you use stocking stitch (please don’t tell me about ribbing; for some reason I have developed the inability to do so on odd numbered rows; dumb I know, but for the moment, I’ve given up on them). The part I can’t remember is the decreasing rows. I remember you only do it every second row but can’t remember the specifics of decreasing.

I thought it was grandmother’s slippers but that’s got the ribbing.

Sound familiar?


The slippers with the ribbing toe were the first project I did when I learned to knit! I well remember making slippers for my whole family.
The body of this slipper is a little different but the stockinette toe should help you. It has a recipe for decreases with tables for various cast ons.

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Yes, it is similar to what I was thinking about and different at the same time…:blush:

The sewing up part sounds complicated but it’s probably the same for all, or at least close to.

I did come across a pattern that initially, you make a triangle that becomes the part of the heel when it’s put together. I find that the heel on most slippers look Gunky (that’s the technical term :slight_smile:). This triangle part is wonderful. Do you think I could incorporate that into every pair of slippers I make. Below is similar but you’ll get the idea.

Beg at heel, cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: (Kfb) twice, k1 – you will have 5 sts in this row. Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Kfb, k2, kfb, k1 – 7 sts.

Thank you for your kindness and patience and willingness to answer my questions. Over the years you have been very kind and I am very grateful.

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These slippers have so many variations. I like the idea of the triangle at the heel. It should work and is well worth a try.
We’re glad to have you along with us on the forum. It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Thank you for your kind words.