Quick Gift Idea: Slippers

Who couldn’t use a pair of slippers in this chilly weather? Slippers make a practical yet much appreciated gift. The felting process makes them extra-warm and durable. And best of all, they are inexpensive and can be finished relatively quickly. You’ll be able to finish at least one pair by the end of Hanukkah, and complete several pairs by Christmas or Winter Solstice (or Festivus!).

Customers Nancy and Karen have chosen the Felted Clog pattern from Fiber Trends, available for sale here in the shop. The pattern calls for double strands of Cascade 220 to create a heavy, shoe-like slipper that will last for many years.

Karen shows how the unfelted slipper is large enough to serve as a whimsical hat.

Another slipper idea is is the free pattern, Fuzzy Feet, from Knitty.  The pattern calls for one skein of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride for one pair of women’s slippers. I made a pair for my father with one and a smidge skeins of Cascade 220. The pattern is easily customizable for all shapes and sizes of feet: my four year old son has asked for a pair because he liked Grandad’s so much.

Check back here throughout the month of December for quick and fun to make gift ideas!

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One Response to Quick Gift Idea: Slippers

  1. Pat Andrews says:

    Oh, please! I don’t want the slippers I make to last forever! They are such a quick easy gift I want to be able to do them for folks every couple of years.

    Don’t get me wrong, there really is a place for felted slippers . . . for the knitter him/herself. There is nothing I’d like more than to create an astounding pair of color work slippers and have them last forever, making me smile every time I see them.

    The only thing that makes me smile more is SEEING someone where what I made them.

    Happy holiday knitting and crocheting, everybody.

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