Monday, 23 December 2013

If at first you don't succeed....

Try another pattern!

The other day, I posted about knitting one of a pair of fold away slippers (ideal for visiting). It was too small by several inches and I am only a size 6 at the most!

However, a quick search on the internet yielded loads more patterns so I chose one I could manage - the simple knitter that I am. Around 90 rows from start to finish I knew I could tackle it. I usually only do 10 - 20 rows at any one time otherwise my thumb goes to sleep.

Anyway, herewith photograph of my start:
The two creases in the middle will fit under the foot, the two outer ones form a crease where the very outside part turns over. They seem a little thin in width for the sole but can be stretched to fit. Lengthwise, shouldn't be a problem as they can have extra rows knitted to fit. Garter stitch all the way except 1 purl (x4) where the creases are!

The pattern can be found here

Although it has now become light, at 09:45, the Christmas tree lights were still on:


  1. Will try this pattern, made the other one up a little bigger as I am size 8 and it turned out too big, would have fitted Mr. T who is size 10. didn't have the heart to make another, as you can tell I'm easily put off things. lol
    This one looks better so will let you know how I get on.
    Love the Christmas tree, I like the traditional all colour trees the best.

    1. Thank you. Lots of special baubles, 1st Wedding Anniversary, birth of only child, some from our school closing, some from parents, some new, some old etc.

  2. Your tree looks very lovely DC. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy 2014
    Patricia x

    1. Thank you Patricia and the same to you and yours.x


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