FOOTIES, OR OLD-FASHIONED SLIPPERS, PATTERN
Women's and Men's Sizes
Materials: 4 oz. worsted weight yarn;
1 pair American size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles for Women's size, or
1 pair American size 11 (8 mm) needles for Men's size, or any
size needles that will give the stitch gauge given below.
Gauge: 7 sts = 2 inches, 7 rows = 1 inch on size 10.5 needles;
3 sts = 2 inch, 6 rows = 1 inch on size 11 needles.
NOTE: Yarn is used doubled throughout.
Using size 10.5 (11) needles, cast on 29 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K9, *P1, K9, repeat from * once.
Repeat these two rows until there are 14 ridges on right side, ending
with Row 2.
Row 1: P1, *K1, P1, repeat from * across row.
Row 2: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from * across row.
Repeat these two rows 3 (4) times more. Repeat Row 1. Break off
leaving 8 inch end.
Pull yarn through all sts on needle and draw up tightly. Sew to start of
ribbing to form toe. Fold cast on edge in half and seam for center back.
Optional -- Make twisted cords for ties and run through top of slipper
Esther S. Bozak