Cloud Slippers

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Easy beginner knitting pattern for super plush, warm slippers. Each slipper is knit flat in one piece and seamed down the middle. You only need to know how to cast on, knit, and purl!

SIZES AVAILABLE
Women’s Small 5-7 (Women’s Medium 8-10, Men’s Medium 8-10, Men’s Large 11-13)

GAUGE
8 sts x 16 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch (knit every row)

ABBREVIATIONS/STITCHES
sts: stitches
k: knit
p: purl
WS: Wrong Side
RS: Right Side

Supplies:

1 ball Lion Brand® Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, or 55-90 yards of equivalent super bulky yarn

Size US 15 -10mm knitting needles

Darning/Tapestry needle

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Step 1: Casting On

Cast on 17 (19, 20, 22) sts.

Step 2: First Half of Slipper Bottom

Knit 7 (9, 11, 13) rows.

Step 3: First Side of Slipper

Row 1 (WS): k 4(4, 5, 5), then p to end of row.

Row 2 (RS): k across.

Row 3: repeat row 1.

Row 4: Cast off first 6 (7, 7, 8) sts. K to end of row. 11 (12, 13, 14) sts remaining.

Step 4: Shape Opening

Row 1 (WS): k4(4, 5, 5), p4(5, 5, 6), k3.

Row 2 (RS): k across.

Repeat rows 1-2 2(3, 4, 5) more times.

Next row: k4(4, 5, 5), p4(5, 5, 6), k3. Cast on 6 (7, 7, 8) new sts at end of row - 17 (19, 20, 22) sts total.

Step 5: Second Side of Slipper

Row 1 (RS): k across.

Row 2 (WS): k4(4, 5, 5), then p to end of row.

Row 3: repeat row 1.

Row 4: repeat row 2.

Step 6: Second Bottom Half of Slipper

Knit 7 (9, 11, 13 rows).

Step 7: Cast Off

Step 8: Construction

Turn project to WS. Weave yarn through left edge of fabric and cinch gently to gather into toe; fasten with a knot.

Step 9: Construction (continued)

Fold fabric in half with WS facing out. Sew from top of toe gather, across sole and up heel; fasten off and weave in yarn ends. Turn slipper right side out.

Step 10: Wear and Enjoy!

If you'd like a downloadable PDF of the written instructions, please visit the Ravelry pattern page .

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    AnnN20

    12 days ago

    These look quick and easy. I'm wondering about the sewn seam which goes under the length of the sole and up the back of the heel. This doesn't seem the best place for a smooth slipper. Perhaps they could be sewn with a mattress stitch, which might be flatter?

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    knitandnotAnnN20

    Reply 12 days ago

    You can use whatever stitch you'd like! Since the bottom is made of a ridged garter stitch, I've never had a problem with the seam showing as long as it's not sewn too tight (that can make the seam stand out if it's a different tension).

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    knitandnotDandeman321

    Reply 12 days ago

    Yes, they are a little slippery, like slipper socks. You could always sew on a sole (I've used faux leather or suede for similar projects) or I've seen people use puff paint or silicone to add grip. Not sure how well that sticks to the yarn compared with regular socks though!

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    shirleyhm32

    Question 13 days ago on Introduction

    I am knitting the cloud slippers and have a question regarding step 4. I completed R1 and R2 of step 4 and the next instruction is to repeat R1 and R2 5 more times. Is that a total of 5 additional rows, (repeating R1 three times and R2 two times) or a repeat of of the R1 and R2 pattern 5 times for a total of 10 rows (R1 five times and R2 five times)? Thank you

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    knitandnotshirleyhm32

    Reply 12 days ago

    Hi there! To repeat R1 through R2 5 more times, you would be adding 10 more rows. Hope that helps :)