- 3 balls of Bergere Filomeche yarn
- 6mm circular knitting needles
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
- Sock stop
How to knit cozy slipper socks
*This project is written to be knit in the round on circular needles. To learn more about the magic loop method, have a look at our tutorial here.
This pattern is one size and knit from the top down. Finished measurements: 4 inches at widest, cuff relaxed 3.5 inches, and 6 inches stretched.
Gauge: 16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stocking stitch. If it takes you more stitches and rows to knit a 4-inch square, try using larger needles; if it takes you fewer stitches, try using smaller needles than recommended in this pattern.
Stitches used with abbreviations:
- K = knit
- P = purl
- K2tog = knit two together
- SSK = slip, slip knit. Slip two stitches as if to knit them from the left needle to the right needle; insert the left needle into the front of these two stitches and knit them together at the same time.
- Sl = slip stitch from one needle to the other without working it.
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
- CC = Contrasting colour
- MC = Main colour
Loosely cast on 26 stitches in the stretchy cast on method of your choice.
Divide your stitches evenly on your needles and join to work in the round. Be careful not to twist your stitches.
Work in K1, p1 rib 5 rounds in main colour.
Switch to contrasting colour and continue k1, p1 rib for 2 rounds.
Cut contrasting colour, leaving a 10-inch tail. Switch back to main colour and knit k1, p1 rib for more 5 rounds.
Knit all stitches until sock measures 8 inches from edge.
(This is a gusset heel, knitted back and forth on one side of the sock only. Optional: cut main colour and switch to contrasting colour for a contrasting heel, rejoin main colour for knitting the foot)
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 as if to purl, k12, turn.
Row 2 (WR): Sl 1 as if to purl, p12, turn.
Work back and forth like this for 8 rows. End with a row 2.
(go back to working all stitches in the round on the right side)
Pick up and knit 7 stitches along the side of the heel flap; knit across all stitches; pick up and knit 7 stitches along the other side of the heel flap. (40 stitches in total)
Redistribute your stitches so that one needle has 27 stitches and the other has 13.
Place a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of your round.
Knit 1 across all stitches for 1 round.
K1, ssk, knit to last 3 stitches on 1st needle, k2tog, k1; on 2nd needle k12. (38 stitches in total at the end of this round)
Knit across all stitches. Repeat these 2 rounds until 26 stitches remain in total. 13 stitches on each needle.
Knit all rounds to 3 inches before desired foot length (or until the foot measures 7.5 inches from the start of the heel for a standard size 9 women’s socks). Cut yarn leaving a 10-inch tail.
Switch to contrasting colour and begin your decreases.
Round 1: Knit all stitches.
Round 2: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 stitches on needle, k2tog, k1, k1, ssk, knit to last 3 stitches on needle, k2tog, k1.
Continue decreasing every other round in this way until 8 stitches remain.
Cut yarn, leaving a 13-inch tail. Thread the tail onto a yarn needles and pull through the remaining stitches to gather them closed.
Weave in all ends.
Now that your socks are done, it's time to stop procrastinating and hit the books!
- To make your slippers less slippery, add a few drops of sock stop (or puffy paint) to their soles