grandpa slippers

*this pattern is a slight variation on Anna Peck's "Lightning Quick Slippers" published on Knitting up a Storm. Thank you to her for allowing me to post a man-sized version of these great slippers!*

grandpa slippers

these guys should fit a typical man's foot - yarn is stretchy. but if your guy has smaller feet, size down the needle (or use wool and felt them!) and see what happens.


at least three DPNs of the same size - 10.5 or 11 US
aran or heavy worsted weight yarn, held double (i used red heart super saver), less than one skein (~250y)
tapestry needle

foot/toe section
CO 17 stitches
rows 1- 25 garter stitch
row 26: RS: SSK, knit to the last 2 stitches, K2tog. (15 sts)
... now work 6 more rows in garter stitch. put a marker on this row.
row 31: k 13, turn, sl 1, k10, turn, sl 1, knit to the end.
...work in garter stitch for 44 rows.
row 76: RS: SSK, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (13sts)
work 5 rows in Stockinette Stitch.
row 82: k5, skpo, k6 (12sts)
work 7 rows in garter stitch.

sewing the foot/toe section
with WS facing, fold on the row where your marker was placed. sew both sides of the foot together and turn right-side out.

heel section
pick up 10 stitches along the right side of the heel with one needle, then 9 stitches along the back of the heel with a second, and 10 more stitches along the left side of the heel with a third needle. DO NOT JOIN... they are worked back-and-forth.
rows 1-6: knit/garter stitch
row 7: knit 21, turn, sl 1, knit 12, turn, sl 1, knit to end
row 8: BO

sew the sides of the heel to the sides of the foot, weave in all ends, and voila. slippers to keep grandpa's (or dad's, or hubby's, or uncle's...) feet nice and toasty.

1 comment:

DarrinDee said...

After row 26 you say to garter stitch 6 more rows but then the next numbered row is 31. So either it should be garter stitch 6 rows then row 33 or garter stitch 4 rows then row 31.

Thanks for posting and I'm in the middle of my first slipper. :)