These slippers are worked from the top down with an afterthought heel. You will knit in some smooth waste yarn where the heel will be placed and then continue knitting the foot, trying it on as you go to measure where to start your toe shaping. After you are finished with the main body of the slipper, you will go back and remove that waste yarn, exposing live stitches to knit the heel.
I find slippers to be necessary no matter the climate. They are the definition of cozy. Of Saturday mornings spent at home making pancakes and then curling up on the couch with a good book (or even better - some yarn and needles.) These knit up quick and cushy at 3 stitches per inch, while keeping you stylish (despite your bed heads best efforts.)
I have found that utilizing lifelines makes Afterthought Heels even easier! Check out this tutorial for a visual!
Sizes: One size, tailored to fit different size feet
Yarn: 7 oz./ 200 grams Bulky yarn or Extra Bulky yarn
Our Suggested Yarns:
- Ístex Alafosslopi
- Amano Yarns Puyu or Yana / Yana Journeys
- Spud & Chloë Outer
- Blue Sky Fibers Bulky
- Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky
Suggested Needles: US 10 circulars for magic loop, or DPNs
Notions: stitch markers, smooth bulky waste yarn and a tapestry needle
Finished Measurements: Cuff circumference: 13”
Leg Height: 6.25”
Heel Depth: 2”
Toe Depth: 2”
Recommended Skills: knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, kitchener stitch. Written instructions are included for the afterthought heel as well as video links.