I learned to love flowers from my mother and grandma and great-grandma (and who knows how far back it travels from there). For me, flowers are synonymous with happiness—from my Grandpa Hansen’s tulip tree to my grandma’s prized peonies, to cut flowers on the table every month of the year. Winter in northern Utah’s Cache Valley didn’t mean an end to flowers, it just meant the geraniums came indoors, crowding out windowsills and end tables while they waited for the coming of spring.
These slippers are an extension of my love for flowers.
Slippers are super fun to knit. You get to practice stranded two-color knitting, knitting in the round, traditional Norwegian mitten-shaping, and a nifty crocheted edge. I named them Marte after a multiple-great Grandmother from Norway.
Marte Slippers are included in my Norseknits ebook. There is a little sister version of Marte called Mari.
Sizes Children’s 10-13 Finished Measurements Unfelted slipper: 7.” x 3.66” Felted slipper: 7”x 3.14” Yarn Rauma 3 tr. Strikkegarn Main Color: 50 g 101 Off white or 105 meters of DK-weight yarn) Contrasting Color: 50 g Blue 125 (or 105 meters of DK-weight yarn) Needles Double-pointed needles 3 mm, 3 mm crochet hook (or another size of double-pointed needles to obtain the correct gauge) Notions Darning needle Gauge and Swatch 24 stitches/24 rows = 4 inches or 10 centimeters Lightly felted to 28 stitches/24 rows. = 4 inches or 10 centimeters Note: Pay attention to your gauge and use whatever size needle you need to knit 24 stitches and 24 rows for 4 inches. While teaching a class on these slippers, I have seen knitters use needles as small as a US 2 and as large as a US 5. 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