At long last, finally have a pair of slipper socks aka booties that actually FIT!!!
Instead of following my first instincts, I went ahead and made the first couple of pairs according to the instructions, choosing the size that corresponded with the actual length of my foot. Bad decision! The extra-chunky yarn had a lot of stretch. First and also the second (slightly smaller) pairs both ended up too big for me to wear (if I actually wanted to walk down stairs etc…) Looked great though, so both ended up as family gifts (no, they weren’t worn that much, only a short test-walk for each pair and only in the house). Still new and definitely not yet enjoyed!
I had never made slippers or sock before. Found this pattern rather ingenious, all in one piece, starting with a horseshoe- shaped sole and then working up from there. Rather different than how most socks are made, or at least I think so. Having to work with 4 or 5 double-pointed needles as many sock patterns state, sounds quite complicated. I have been told by other, more experienced knitters that socks are not that difficult, once the basic technique is mastered; perhaps I will attempt when feeling a bit more ambitious. Definitely not a project for ‘on the go’ though.
For now, I will just enjoy my Toasty Toes Slippers (pattern available at the Lion Brand site). Warm, pretty and just the right fit!
Success at last! Horse-shoe sole
Openwork texture Stripes anyone???