While I probably will end up making a variety of styles, my most favorite type of slipper is:
- squishy soft and thick...thin + slippers = a sock
- easy to wear and walk in...a nice fit
- fun to make and does not require a degree in engineering
"Knit Look Slipper Boots", by Stacey Tallman seemed to be the favorite of a few and looked like my kind of slipper. At first all I found was an adult size (bummer), but soon discovered a 3 pack (thanks again to a snappy friend) which includes all sizes. YAY.
The pattern was easy to read and follow. The ebook has 17 pages and no page numbers so be prepared if you print this out. Mine ended up all over the floor and I spent the next 15 minutes playing "match the pages to the screen" to get them in order.
I used Caron Sheepish yarn (same thing my pink slippers were made of). My daughter had picked out 2 skeins. One skein was not quite enough. I did have some green sheepish so I added the final rounds with that instead of buying another turquoise skein.
I actually enjoyed making the first slipper which is a HUGE success. I will make more of these. I would like to use a slightly heavier yarn next time so they are even squishier.
If you decide to check out more of her patterns please note: her "one-piece toe up slipper socks" are an identical pattern, only without the cuff. I thought I was getting another fun slipper pattern.
So far our slipper quest if off to a great start! I will keep searching for free patterns too.