These flowery slippers feature a lazy daisy embroidery stitch my grandma taught me to do on dishcloths when I was a little girl. When I was little, I spent my summer days in the Scandinavian community of Providence, Utah snapping beans, picking raspberries, wading in the irrigation ditch, and doing embroidery to stay out of the hot afternoon sun. The embroidered dishcloths we created were considered special and were only used to dry drinking glasses.
I named these slippers for my Great Grandma Olsen, a gifted flower gardener whose roses, irises, peonies, and lilacs were as famous as her embroidery. Although in full disclosure, my Grandma Olsen once said of her handiwork in the local , “My crewel is so bad it’s wicked.” The floral pattern on the front is a nod to Grandma Olsen’s garden and the checkerboard pattern on the back is for Grandpa Olsen, who sailed from Bergen. The checkerboard comes from Bergen’s famous Fana sweater pattern.
These slippers are included in my Norsknits ebook.
Sizes Women’s small size 5 to 6.5 and child’s large size 2-4 Finished Measurements Unfelted slipper: 9 ”x 4.33” (8.5 “x 4”) Felted slipper: 8.5” x 4.33” (8” x 4”) Yarn Raumagarn 3 tr. Strikkegarn Background Color: 50 g White 101 (or 105 meters of DK-weight yarn) Pattern Color: 50 g Red 174 (or 105 meters of DK-weight yarn) Embroidery: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift 25 g Sapphire 676 Needles Double-pointed needles 3 mm, 3 mm crochet hook (or another size double-pointed needles to obtain the correct gauge), tapestry needle Notions Darning needle Gauge and Swatch 24 stitches/24 rows = 4 inches or 10 centimeters 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