UndyedYarnpire’s Fiber Opera

September 26, 2009

Origami Motley Slippers

Filed under: knit, socks — Tags: — UndyedYarnpire @ 3:38 pm

I finished my slippers in time to show them off at Thursday’s library knitting.

Overall I think this is an excellent first garment project. I think there are possibilities for customization either with yarn selection or by fancy knitting, and these could be done just on the one feature square.

I neglected to give a pointer to the original Finnish pattern: http://www.kaspaikka.fi/neulonta-A&O/asusteita_vaatteita/sukat-tossut/palatossut.html

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2 Comments

  1. These area absolutely adorable. I may have to make a pair!

    Comment by Thera — September 27, 2009 @ 2:51 am

    • They are *very* easy. I did use two entire balls of Swish worsted (held double throughout) plus about a quarter ball of Lorna’s Laces worsted.

      The fit is surprisingly good. I believe a large part of that is due to the bias orientation of the squares.

      The original pattern’s diagram shows that the side squares are knit the other way. I picked up stitches on the side and after construction, I could see that the fabric-give needed that.

      If you are not really spatially oriented, taping together a paper model might be very helpful.

      Comment by UndyedYarnpire — September 27, 2009 @ 10:58 am


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