Clown Shoes

I finished my slippers. They were a quick knit, and I love the shape. I used the Women’s Felted Slippers pattern by Monique Rae. In the past I’ve made a lot of Duffers – Revisited, but after knitting these I will be making more Women’s Felted Slippers.

The slippers are too wide for how I would normally like my slippers, giving them a bit of a clown shoe vibe. It is my fault, not the pattern. I used bulky wool instead of worsted. I just knit a smaller size and hoped for the best. I didn’t change needles or knit a gauge swatch because they are slippers and I’m lazy.

These slippers are knit holding two yarns together. I knit the first slipper changing the yarn combination every two inches, alternating pinks and purples, to create a variegated look. I was using four colors of wool. By the time I knit the second slipper I was sick of doing that, so I just knit with two colors until the yarn ran out and switched colors at that point. It worked out fine. I should have been lazy from the start.

I’m happy with my new slippers. My MIL gets new slippers every Christmas, so she will getting a pair of these this year. Do you make slippers?

18 thoughts on “Clown Shoes

    1. We have a center agitator. These were huge when I cast off, so I washed them with towels three times in hot water, then dried them twice. I don’t think they can get any smaller, but they fit well enough.


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