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Get Comfy Slipper Socks

These knitted house slippers are great for every member of the family.

Updated October 30, 2018
Get Comfy Slipper Socks
Get Comfy Slipper Socks
This image courtesy of redheart.com

There's nothing better than waking up on Christmas morning to a new pair of slippers from Santa Claus. These Get Comfy Slipper Socks are the best knitted slippers to surprise your family with on the big day. They're fitted enough to not get in the way of daily actvities, but comfy and bulky enough to deliver some much-needed warmth during the winter chill. If you're not looking to gift these slippers for the holidays, they would be just as wonderful in any other color of the rainbow; try your loved one's favorite color!

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge16 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 24 rounds = 4" [10 cm] in Leg and Instep pattern (Double Moss Stitch). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeFinished Foot Circumference: 9 (10, 11)" [23 (25.5, 28) cm]; Finished Foot Length: 10 (11, 12)" [25.5 (28, 30.5) cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein each 1914 Berry Red (A), and 1401 Pewter (B)
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9] double-pointed needles (set of 5), and 5.5mm [US 9] 16" [40.5 cm] circular needle.
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Notes

  1. Each sock is worked in rounds from the cuff downwards.

  2. At lower end of leg, an instep flap is worked back and forth in rows to form top of foot.

  3. When instep flap is complete, stitches are worked all the way around lower end of leg and edges of instep flap to begin sides of foot.

  4. When sides of foot are complete, decreases are worked along heel and toe ends of piece to work sole.

  5. Edges at center of sole are grafted together to complete each sock.

Special Stitches

  1. kfb (Knit into front and back) = Knit next stitch but do not remove from needle, knit into back loop of same stitch and remove from needle – 1 st increased

  2. ssk = Slip next two stitches as if to knit to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop.

Sock (Make 2)

  1. Cuff

    With A, cast on 36 (40, 44) sts.

    Distribute stitches over 4 needles, placing 9 (10, 11) sts on each needle. Place marker for beginning of round. Join, taking care not to twist sts.

    Prepare to work in rounds.

    Round 1: With A, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end of round.
    Rounds 2–21: Repeat Round 1 for 20 more times, working 2 more rounds with A, 4 rounds with B, 2 rounds with A, and 4 rounds with B, and 8 rounds with A.

  2. Leg

    Cut B. Work remainder of sock with A only.

    Rounds 1 and 2: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of round.
    Rounds 3 and 4: *P1, k1; repeat from * to end of round.
    Rounds 5–16: Repeat Rounds 1–4 for 3 more times.
    Round 17: [K1, p1] 6 (7, 8) times, kfb, *k1, p1; repeat from * to last st, kfb—38 (42, 46) sts.
    Round 18: [K1, p1] 6 (7, 8) times, k2, *p1, k1; repeat from * to end of round.
    Round 19: [P1, k1] 6 (7, 8) times, kfb, *k1, p1; repeat from * to last st, kfb—40 (44, 48) sts.
    Round 20: *P1, k1; repeat from * to end of round.
    Rounds 21–28: Repeat Rounds 17–20 twice—48 (52, 56) sts.

  3. Instep Flap

    Note: Instep flap is worked back and forth in rows, using two double pointed needles.

    Row 1 (right side): [K1, p1] 6 (7, 8) times, place remaining 36 (38, 40) leg sts on a holder—12 (14, 16) sts remain on needle for instep flap.
    Row 2: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
    Rows 3 and 4: *P1, k1; repeat from * to end of row
    Row 5: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
    Rows 6–25 (29, 33): Repeat Rows 2–5 for 5 (6, 7) more times.
    Rows 26 (30, 34)–28 (32, 36): Repeat Rows 2–4.
    Next Row (Decrease Row – right side): K1, k2tog, *p1, k1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1—10 (12, 14) sts.
    Next Row: *P1, k1; repeat from * to end of row.

    Repeat last 2 rows 2 more times—6 (8, 10) sts.

    Place remaining 6 (8, 10) sts on a holder.

  4. Sides of Foot

    With RS facing, place the 36 (38, 40) leg stitches from holder on to circular needle, placing 18 (19, 20) stitches on each side of points, so that points of needle are at the center of the stitches (for center back of heel). Join yarn.

    Place marker for beginning of round and prepare to work in rounds.

    Round 1: K18 (19, 20), pick up and knit 26 (29, 32) sts along side edge of instep flap, k6 (8, 10) instep sts from holder, pick up and knit 26 (29, 32) sts along second side edge of instep flap, k18 (19, 20) sts to beginning of round—94 (104, 114) sts.
    Rounds 2 and 3: Purl.
    Round 4: Knit.
    Rounds 5-10: Repeat Rounds 2–4 twice.

  5. Sole

    Round 1: [K3, k2tog] twice, k25 (30, 35), ssk, k4, ssk, k8, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k25 (30, 35), [ssk, k3] twice—86 (96, 106) sts.
    Round 2: Knit.
    Round 3: [K2, k2tog] twice, k25 (30, 35), ssk, k3, ssk, k6, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k25 (30, 35), [ssk, k2] twice—78 (88, 98) sts.
    Round 4: Knit.
    Round 5: [K1, k2tog] twice, k25 (30, 35), ssk, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k25 (30, 35), [ssk, k1] twice—70 (80, 90) sts.
    Round 6: Knit.
    Round 7: [K2tog] twice, k25 (30, 35), ssk, k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k25 (30, 35), [ssk] twice—62 (72, 82) sts.
    Round 8: Knit.
    Round 9: K2tog, k25 (30, 35), [ssk] twice, [k2tog] twice, k25 (30, 35), ssk—56 (66, 76) sts.

    Place 28 (33, 38) sts on each of 2 double pointed needles, with points of each needle at center of heel and center of toe.

    Thread yarn needle with long length of yarn. Hold the 2 needles in the left hand with wrong sides together. Keeping the yarn needle and yarn under the points of the knitting needles, graft the stitches together as follows:

    1. Insert yarn needle through first st of front needle as if to knit and slip the st off.
    2. Insert needle through 2nd st of front needle as if to purl, but leave the st on the needle.
    3. Insert yarn through first st on back needle as if to purl and slip the st off.
    4. Insert yarn through 2nd stitch on back needle as if to knit, but leave st on needle.

    Repeat from step 1 until all the sts are joined. Take care to draw yarn up so that gauge of grafting equals gauge of knitting. Fasten off. Weave in ends on wrong side.

Finishing

  1. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

A and B
Color A and Color B
k
knit
k2tog
knit next 2 sts together
p
purl
p2tog
purl next 2 sts together
st(s)
stitch(es)
[ ]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.
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