May 23, 2014

Father’s Day Slippers

 

Fathers-Day-slippers1Gift Dad the perfect, comfy, warm, no frills pair of slippers. Worked with bulky weight yarn, using two pegs as one on the knitting loom, will have you cranking out a pair in one afternoon.
PS: Sometimes, finding a willing male to photograph their feet is the most difficult part of the task. 

Pattern Information

Knitting loom: All-n-One Knitting loom, 80 pegs (use 2 pegs as one).

Yarn:  Approx 106 yds of Super Bulky weight yarn. Sample used Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Charcoal.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size: S (M, L). Approx American men shoe size—S-8-9.5; M-9.5-11; L-11-12.5. Shown in a size S.

Gauge: 4 sts x 8 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

Rnd(s)=round(s)

BO=Bind off

Rem=remain

Cont=continue

Sl=slip. Skip peg with yarn behind the peg

K2tog=knit two stitches together. Move stitch from the peg on the left to the peg on the right. Work/knit both loops as one loop.

INSTRUCTIONSslippers_sam

Leave a 20 inch yarn tail at the beginning of the slip knot. Using 80 (88, 96) pegs total, use 2 pegs as one peg, cast on 40 (44, 48) sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: p to the end of rnd.

Small Size—Go to *

Medium and Large Size

Rnd 13: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14: p to the end of rnd.

Medium Size—Go to *

Large Size only

Rnd 15: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 16: p to the end of rnd.

Large size—go to *

*Next 4 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

BO 15 (16, 17) sts, k to the end rnd.

BO 15 (16, 17) sts, k to the end of rnd. (10 (12, 14)sts rem)

From this point on, cont working as a flat panel over the rem 10 (12, 14) sts.

Next row: sl1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next 6 (7, 8) rows: k to the end of the row.

BO leaving a 10 inch yarn tail. Use yarn tail to seam down this side of the instep flap. Thread tapestry needle with yarn and seam down the other side of the instep flap. Thread tapestry needle with beginning yarn tail, seam the bottom of the sole close. Weave ends in. Block if necessary.

Note: To make them less slippery, use Puffy Fabric Paint to place a few dots under the sole.

 

 

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May 16, 2014

Pencil Bookmark

pencil bookmark

Quick and fun thank you gifts for teachers at the end of the school year, this project can be used as a bookmark or decoration.

Pattern Specifications

Knitting Loom: Sock Loom 2Bookmark

Yarn:
25 yards total of Sport/DK or light worsted weight yarn in 5 colors
• Color A (CA) 3 yards – eraser pink – used Caron Simply Soft Victorian Rose
• Color B (CB) 5 yards – metal ring – used Caron Simply Soft Grey Heather
• Color C (CC) 14 yards – yellow pencil – used Caron Simply Soft Sunshine
• Color D (CD) 2 yards – sharpened wood – used Caron Simply Soft Bone
• Color E (CE) 1 yard – lead – used Caron Simply Soft Charcoal Heather

Notions:
Knitting tool

Gauge:
not critical for this project

Measurements:
12.5” x 3”

Abbreviations
K = Knit
P =Purl
Sl =Slip—skip peg with yarn behind the peg
CDD= Central double decrease—working with 3 stitches, move the stitches on either side of the center peg onto the center peg so that there are 3 loops on the center peg. Knit all three loops together as one. Move remaining stitches in so there are not any empty pegs.
CO= Chain Cast on
BO= Bind off
Rep = Repeat

INSTRUCTIONS Bookmark2

With CA, CO 11 stitches
Row 1: Sl1, K10
Row 2: Sl1, P9, K1
Rows 3: 6 – Rep rows 1 – 2, 2 times
Row 7: Sl1, K10
Row 8: Sl1, P9, End CA, Join CB, with CB, K1
Rows 9 – 22: Rep rows 1 – 2, 7 times
Row 23: Sl1, K10
Row 24: Sl1, P9, End CB, Join CC, with CC, K1
Rows 25 – 78: Rep rows 1 – 2, 27 times
Row 79: Sl1, K10
Row 80: Sl1, P9, End CC, Join CD, with CD, K1
Row 81: Sl1, K3, CDD, K4
Row 82: Sl1, P7, K1
Row 83: Sl1, K8
Row 84: Sl1, P7, K1
Row 85: Sl1, K2, CDD, K3
Row 86: Sl1, P5, K1
Row 87: Sl1, K6
Row 88: Sl1, P5, K1
Row 89: Sl1, K1, CDD, K2
Row 90: Sl1, P3, K1
Row 91: Sl1, K4
Row 92: Sl1, P3, End CD, Join CE, with CE, K1
Row 93: Sl1, CDD, K1
Row 94: Sl1, P1, K1
Row 95: Sl1, K2
Row 96: Sl1, P1, K1
Row 97: CDD

BO by pulling working yarn through last stitch.
Weave ends in.

 

 

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