Socks have been on my to-knit-list for a while now. I even have a lovely skein of yarn in my stash that I am saving for my first pair. I decided to start with a pair of slippers instead.
Many of the patterns I have found for slippers involve seaming and I HATE SEAMS! I was super excited to find a free pattern that did not involve seams and were knit as one solid piece.
I was a little skeptical when I began knitting these so I used a skein of Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in Prairie. This is definitely not my favorite color – they are a variegated brown with other earthy tones – but it was a free skein of yarn so I had nothing to lose.
The pattern says they are designed to fit size 5 to 11. For the record, I wear a size 10. I have found if a pair of socks fits a size 5, they will not fit my big feet. When testing my gauge, I was a little off so my slippers are a tad larger than the pattern was written for and they fit great. That being said, my daughter (who wears an 11) said they were too snug.
My only complaint about the pattern is the sides were a little low. I will be using this pattern again with a few adjustments.
The free pattern was designed by Louise Robert and can be found on the Biscotte Yarns webpage (here). The pattern features a Turkish Cast-on and short rows.