Sweet Knit Slipper Socks
With all the flexibility of socks but all the coziness of slippers, this pattern is your new favorite winter companion.
Whether or not you've knit socks before, these Sweet Knit Slipper Socks are a cinch to accomplish. If you love the feeling of toasty toes on cold winter days, but can't stand the dragging and bulkiness of standard slippers, slipper socks are what you're looking for. Since they're more form-fitting than your standard knit slippers pattern, they look and feel no different from socks and won't restrict your movement. It's easy to throw shoes on over these knit slippers if you need to run out for any reason, which is great for the gal-on-the-go.
Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge16 sts and 22 rows = 4” in St st using larger needle. Save time, check your gauge.
Finished SizeCircumference: 7½ (8½, 9½)”; Foot Length: 10 (10½, 11)”
- Premier Yarns® Sweet Roll™ (100% acrylic; 140 gm/ 245 yds) yarn - #1047-09 Wild Cherry Swirl
- US 7 (4.5mm) and US 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Tapestry needle
Slipper Socks are worked from the cuff down with a simple heel flap and three-point toe. Make one size up from your actual foot measurements for loose fitting slippers or stay true to size for thick boot socks.
With smaller needles cast on 30 (34, 38) sts. Divide sts evenly over 3 needles. Join to work in the round taking care not to twist stitches. Place marker for beginning of round.
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 until Cuff measures 2” from cast on.
Change to larger needles.
Switch to Stockinette st (knit every rnd) and work until leg measures 7” or desired length from cast on edge.
Row 1: K15 (17, 19) sts for heel flap, turn leaving rem sts (instep sts) unworked.
Row 2: *Sl1 purlwise, p1; rep from * to last st, sl1 purlwise, turn.
Row 3: Knit.
Rows 4-14: Rep Rows 2 and 3, 5 more times, then rep Row 2 once more.
Row 1: K8 (9, 10) k2tog, k1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, p2, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, k3, k2tog, k1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, p4, p2tog, k1, turn.
Continue in this manner, working one more stitch before decrease each row until 9 (11, 11) sts remain.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
With RS facing, pick up and knit 8 sts along left side of heel flap, place marker for first gusset, knit across 15 (17, 19) instep sts, place marker for second gusset, pick up and knit 8 sts along opposite side of heel flap, k4 (5, 5) sts, place marker for beg of rnd – 40 (44, 46) sts. Beginning of rnd is now located in center of heel sts.
Rnd 1: K to 4 sts before first marker, k2tog, k to next marker, k2, ssk, knit to end. – 2 sts decreased; 38 (42, 44) sts.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1-2, 4 (4, 3) more times - 30 (34, 38) sts.
Work in Stockinette st until foot measures 7 (7½, 8)” or desired length from back of heel.
Rnd 1: Knit, decreasing 0 (1, 2) sts evenly around – 30 (33, 36) sts.
Rnd 2: [K10 (11, 12), pm] twice, knit to end.
Rnd 3: *Sm, k2tog, knit to 2 sts before next marker, ssk; rep from * around – 6 sts decreased.
Rnd 4: Knit.Rep Rnds 3-4, 3 (3, 4) more times – 6 (9, 6) sts rem
Cut yarn leaving long tail. Using tapestry needle, thread yarn through remaining sts and pull tail to close. Weave in ends. Block lightly.
- knit next 2 sts together (1 st dec'd)
- purl next 2 sts together (1 st dec'd)
- place marker
- right side/wrong side
- slip marker
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