Margaret Slippers have a midsummer flower feel and are a quick knit. These slippers were named after my great-great grandmother who immigrated from Wales. She brought with her a spinning wheel to spin flax.
If you are new to colorwork, these slippers are a fabulous intro to knitting with two colors and will build your colorwork skills.
Whenever I give a pair of slippers as a gift, I don’t wrap them, I just tie a colorful ribbon around them. They make a cheerful gift.
Sizes Women’s medium size 6-8 Finished Measurements Unfelted slipper: 9.33” x 5.16” Felted slipper: 9.2” x 4.42” Using a worsted weight yarn like Quince and Co’s Owl will make a much larger slipper and will fit size US women’s 9-13. Use a US 4 (3.5) when working with worsted yarn. If you would like to use Owl because it’s soft, but need a smaller size, just felt the slippers longer to shrink them. Yarn Rauma 3 tr. Strikkegarn Main Color: 50 g off white 101 (or 105 meters of equivalent DK-weight) Contrasting Color: 50 g Blue 144 (or 105 meters of equivalent DK-weight) OR For a larger slipper use worsted weight like Quince and Co Owl. You will need 50-g skein of each Elf and Cielo. Needles Double-pointed needles 3.25 mm, 3 mm crochet hook (or another size double-point needles to obtain the correct gauge) For larger slippers 3.5 mm, and 3mm crochet hook Notions Darning needle Gauge and Swatch Swatch in colorwork. 24 stitches/24 rows = 4 inches or 10 centimeters Worsted gauge: 22-23 stitches = 4 inches or 10 centimeters If you are working with Rauma Strikkegarn and you need a larger size, determine gauge, then move up a needle size for a roomier slipper. If you need a smaller size, go down a needle size (from gauge) or shrink them a bit by extra felting in hot water. Lightly felted to 28 stitches/24.4 rows = 4 inches or 10 centimeters. Skills Used Long-tail cast on Knitting in colorwork Purling in colorwork Catching floats ssk k2tog Backward loop Knitting flat Knitting in the round Crochet edge (single crochet, UK double) Chart reading