30 Oct

Finished: Knitted jester slippers

The slippers are done! I put little laces in so I can wear them with the tops up or down, and keep my feet warm. I might replace those with buttons later. I might also add non-slip soles.

Each square in the pattern was about 4″ x 4″ before felting. That might help those of you who are figuring how big to knit your slippers. The resulting slippers are about a US size 7 (women’s).

If you have a Ravelry account, you can see my project page here.

I think the pattern is a nice pattern to play with, especially if you are a beginning knitter. There are few patterns easier than this one — it’s just essentially a garter stitch scarf folded and assembled. Even the hand-stitching is not very scary, as any mistakes can be hidden by the felting. My slippers are very loud since I used bright Noro, but you could make them in a much more restrained color scheme if you like. (Though, I admit, the color changes made all that garter stitch much more interesting to knit.) Anyway, it was a fun quick project, and I do recommend it if you want to use up 2-3 skeins of Kureyon. (Also, wouldn’t this make the cutest baby booties?)

There are more pictures at Flickr.

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