Friday, December 11, 2009

Bulky Lined Slipper - Here's the Pattern

I have put the pattern up as a .pdf over at Knit Natters:

http://www.knitnatters.com/slipper.pdf

You will find this pattern much easier to follow if you watch the videos:

Part 1 of 2:



Part 2 of 2:


A few notes and comments:

1. Most people don't know sock sizes - at least I don't. What I decided to do was chart the slippers following the sizes at the Yarn Council's standards web pages. If you measure around the largest part of the foot (the ball) and you measure the length of the foot, you can pick your size that way.

2. The gauge of the slippers for the pattern is 4-1/2 stitches and 6-1/2 rows equals 1". In metric measurements, 18 stitches and 26 rows equals 10 centimeters. I got this with a light worsted weight yarn and Tension 4 on my Brother 270. Measure gauge with the yarn you are using for the outer slipper, not the lining. The lining is made on a tighter tension so it'll fit inside the outer slipper.

3. Yarn - For this project you can use up scraps of worsted weight yarn. Yes, American 4-ply acrylic yarn will work, but the better the yarn is that you use, the better your results will be. The slipper shown is less than 50 grams of each color. It's a woman's size 7-9 (sock size).

26 comments:

  1. Great pattern and videos!! This is certainly on my list of items to knit! Thank you!!
    Tina

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  2. pam in northern IllinoisDecember 13, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    I can't wait to go watch the slipper videos! And excited because it doesn't need a ribber. Me and my tootsies thank you! It might have to wait til after the holidays, but I'm eager to give this project a try!

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  3. thanks for all the videos you have done.they are just wonderful.and thanks for posting the slipper pattern!
    Karen P.

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  4. I just want to Thank You so much.For putting the video on here. I have seen the 14 min slipper pattern.and for the life of me.Could not make that slipper.I just could not see that in my mind. This here is SOOOOOOOO much help.Marge in cold Ar. Can't wait to get the slippers made now.

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  5. Hi I was wondering about tension numbers for making these slippers. Are the big ones knit at the same tension as the small ones? I'm trying to make some for a man over 6 feet tall size 12 or 13 shoe.

    Thanks

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  6. The tensions I used were 6 for the slipper and 4 for the lining, and that's on a 9mm Brother bulky machine. Different yarn or a different machine will change the size.

    He sounds like he has quite a long foot. The largest size is for a guy with an 11-1/2" foot length, and that's measured by having him stand with his heel for one end and the tip of his toe is the other end. If his foot is more than 11-1/2" you should add some rows to the foot and also to the lining. You can leave the short-rowed areas alone.

    One of the problems we have knitting for other people is their preference for how tight or loose they like things to fit, especially on their feet. Sometimes on these little projects the most practical thing to do is make one on your machine with your yarn, try it on before doing all the sewing, and rip it out and reknit if necessary to get the size.

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  7. Important:

    Knitted slippers will slide around on hard floors, which is dangerous! I keep on hand rubbery T-shirt paint, like puff paint, or even a tube of silicone seal with a small nozzle to make them non-slip. Just draw some scribbles on the bottom of the slipper with the rubbery stuff. I've experimented quite a bit and prefer the clear silicone seal since I don't much like my bottom-of-the-foot artwork!

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  8. Good morning, I’m Brazilian and I didn't understand how many careers and dots you said that I need to do the slipper; can you send me, please? My email is adriana.madeira39@gmail.com, or writes here that I copy. Thank you very much

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  9. These were so easy, and so much fun to knit that I'm going to make several pairs to give as gifts this holiday! We certainly do use plenty of double lined everything here in Minnesnowta!

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  10. Can You Make The Warm Lined Slipper On The USM Machine.

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  11. Yes, you can make this pattern on the USM. However, I've found my USM is difficult to use for short-rowing, and I came up with a way to do it which I show in the other slipper videos I'm putting up today.

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  12. I made up one of these slippers last night, following the video, and tonight I realize you have the pattern as a .pdf. I'm glad you included foot lenght and circumferance though as I don't know my sock size, LOL. However, the .pdf says T6 for outer and T4 for inner, and in the video you say T4 and T2 (and they were too small for my size 8 1/2 shoe). I really like your design better than the 14 minute slipper!

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  13. Now that I have them finished (used the tensions in the video, but did 30 rows), I LOVE them! I have cold feet and made myself some crochet slippers this fall, but didn't like the feel of the stitches. These ones are much nicer!

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  14. Hello I just found your slipper video and going to try to make a pair. I have a Bond knitting machine from the 80's it is now called the Ultimate. My question, you talk about tension would it the same as changing the template on the Bond? and if so which template = your T4 and T2?

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  15. I don't know which keyplate will give you the gauge. Best bet is to make a sample and measure it.

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  16. Diana,

    You are an amazing, generous person and it makes me feel very inadequate as a human being when I find persons such as yourself so willing to share their knowledge and to take so much of your time to do so. Thank you!

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  17. So inspiring. Thank you. :)

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  18. Diana,
    Was really excited about the slippers, watched the video and wanted to download the pattern but it isn't there anymore:
    http://www.knitnatters.com/slipper.pdf
    I get a 404 (Page Not Found) Error
    Could you post it again or send it to me please at roxi331@yahoo.com
    Sincerely,
    Debby

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  19. I would love the pattern also. I was unable to find it. swiftyshopper59@yahoo.com

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    1. Go to the top of this page and click on the pfd link.
      Hope this helps.
      Ida

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  20. For pattern go to the top of this page and click on the PFD link. Hope this helps.
    Ida

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  21. Ok sorry Diana, I went by the tensions in youtube video which were 4 for outer slipper and 2 for lining...so my slipper ended up small. When I used heavy duty yarn for hubbies slippers, I had to go to T8 and T6...so they were big ...I'm learning so much from YOU...you awesome thing. Thank you sosososososo much!!!!

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  22. Hi Diana Thank you so much for all your video's and help. I have a 4.5 gauge silver reed machine but I am not sure how to work out how to 'adjust' this pattern from the bulky machine. Can you give me any suggestions???? Thanks Eleanor

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  23. Hi Diana Thank you for your video's and help. I wonder if you could advise me how to adjust this pattern from a Bulky machine to a 4.5 gauge as I dont have a bulky. Any help/advise would be very much appreciated.
    Regards
    Eleanor

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    1. I do not have this pattern revised for the standard gauge. I do, however, have a wonderful sew-as-you-go lined slipper in all three gauges - bulky, mid-gauge and standard gauge (4.5 mm) in my book "Footnotes," available at www.dianaknits.com.

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    2. That is wonderful pattern. I have made some for babies, toddlers, children and adults - just wonderful. I have even made two pairs for a lady who had fractured one ankle and so made different sizes, one normal size for her healthy foot and a bigger one to accommodate the plaster. She was very happy!

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