The fastest pair of Granny slippers ever! (once you remove the three weeks in the middle) The first slipper was mostly knit in the car on the way from St Helens to Latrobe – an afternoon’s effort, with the toe being finished that evening after dinner. The second slipper was pursued whilst I hosted a knitterly gathering yesterday, then I finished the toe during a visit to a friend’s house this afternoon.
The pattern is one of those ancient two-needle staples, garter from heel to decrease section, decrease along seams to toe, then sew up toe and top of foot, sew heel seam and voila! There are a number of similar patterns in Ravelry, but they all seem to have a ribbed toe. Basically for these you grab two or three yarns, knit a garter rectangle with purl ditches for foldlines, then decrease towards toe and sew up. Nothing too trendy, but glory are they quick and easy!!!
Yarn 1: Cleckheaton Country 12ply (maroon) from ancient UFO and stash
Yarn 2: Heirloom Aristocrat 8ply mohair (eggplant) from stash
Needles: 4.5mm bamboo.