These easy slippers make the perfect quick-to-knit shower gift for the new baby.
Design by Scarlet Taylor
Sole With size 5 needles, cast on 15
(18) sts. Work in St st, inc 1 st at each end [every row] 3 times, then [every other row] once—23 (26) sts. Work 3 (5) rows even. Dec row (RS): K2tog, work in pat to
last 2 sts, k2tog—21 (24) sts. Continuing in St st, rep Dec row [every RS row] once, then [every row] twice—15 (18) sts. Bind off. Top of foot With size 5 needles and RS facing, pick up and knit 3 (5) sts across 1 short end of sole for toe. Row 1 and all odd-numbered rows
(WS): Purl. Row 2 (RS): K1 st, [kfb] 2 (3) times,
k0 (1) st(s)—5 (8) sts. Row 4: K1 (2) st(s), [kfb] 3 (4) times,
k1 (2) st(s)—8, (12) sts. Row 6: K2 (4) sts, [kfb] 5 (5) times,
k1 (3) st(s)—13, (17) sts. Row 8: K4 (6) sts, [kfb] 6 (6) times,
k3 (5) sts—19 (23) sts. Row 9: Purl. Row 10: Knit. Row 11: Purl. Rep [Rows 10 and 11] 6 times. Next row (RS): K8 (10) sts, bind off
center 3 sts, work across rem sts. Working on last 8 (10) sts only, purl
1 row even. Dec row (RS): K1, ssk, k5 (7)—7 (9) sts. Rep Dec row [every RS row] twice—
5 (7) sts. Work 9 (11) rows even. Bind off. With WS facing, join yarn to rem 8 (10)
sts, and purl 1 row even. Dec row (RS): Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog,
k1—7 (9) sts. Rep Dec row [every RS row] twice—
5 (7) sts. Work 9 (13) rows even. Bind off. Picot cuff With size 4 needles and RS facing, pick up and knit 30 sts around ankle edge. Beg with purl row, work 3 rows in St st. Ribbon eyelet row (RS): K5, [k2tog,
yo, k4] 3 times, k2tog, yo, k5. Continue even in St st until cuff measures approx 1 inch, ending with a WS row. Picot turning ridge: K1, *yo, k2tog;
rep from * across, ending k1. Change to size 3 needles and continue even in St st for approx 1 inch, ending with a WS row. Bind off loosely.
Sew heel seam. Sew sides of slipper and sole tog, easing in any fullness at toe. Fold cuff hem inside at picot turning
ridge, pin and sew in place. Cut ribbon into 2 (18-inch) lengths. Weave 1 length through eyelet row of each slipper and tie bow.