Easy Norwegian Felted Slippers by Midnattsol

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Published October 13, 2020
Last Updated: October 27, 2020 - Current Version: 1.4
Update notes: Added information about superwash yarn (that it won't felt!)

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This adorable felted slipper pattern is Midnattsol's Felted Slippers pattern with yardage information and tips for seaming order added.

This was a favorite beginner project of mine when I was learning to knit more than 10 years ago. I loved how a simple garter-stitch strip could be folded and sewn to result in such a cute slipper.

A little like origami and almost magical, you'll never guess how this strip will create a slipper, but it does.

This project is perfect for beginner knitters or anyone wanting a quick and easy felted project that can be used as a gift for the holidays.

Use puffy paint to draw squiggles or even write fun messages to your loved ones and ensure a skid-free bottom surface for smooth floors.

As the original Midnattsol pattern does not contain yardage details, I've re-written it here to specify yardage per size. I've also incorporated many tips from Knitting Up a Storm's great blog post on these felted slippers.

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes: Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult (Woman), Adult (Man)
  • Finished Measurements: 4 1/2 (5.5, 7, 9, 10.5) in. from toe to heel (depending on how much you felt).
    To Fit a Foot: 4 (5, 6.5, 8.5, 10 ) in. from toe to heel.

Materials

  • Yarn: 90 (130, 180, 330, 440) yds 100% wool DK-weight yarn.
  • Needles: 1 pair straight needles,
  • Needle size: US 10 (6.0 mm)
  • Notions: Scissors and a tapestry needle for seaming edges and weaving in ends,
    A sheet of paper, scotch tape, and a pen or a printer to draw/print, cut out, and tape up the slipper schematic to familiarize yourself with the sewing sequence and to plan your color blocks. You’ll be glad you did,
    Optional: Scrap yarn in 7 different colors for marking the seams,
    Washing machine with hot water or a basin where you can agitate the slippers in hot water by hand, and some soap,
    Optional: Puffy paint for painting non-slip squiggles on bottoms of slippers,
    Optional: Needle-felting needles and (optional) needle-felting pad for needle-felting decorations onto your slippers

Abbreviations

BO – Bind Off
CO – Cast On
Garter St – Garter Stitch
K – Knit
Mattress St – Mattress Stitch
P/u and Knit – Pick up and knit
RS – Right Side
WS – Wrong Side


Shown: Walkabout

Recommended Course: Easy Norwegian Felted Slippers

Felted Slippers Online Class

These beginner felted slippers are like a little puzzle – you knit a strip of garter-stitch fabric, pick up and knit a few flaps on the sides, and then seam everything up in an origami-like fashion that magically results in two elfish-looking slippers.

Perfect for beginners and fun for advanced knitters, in this 11-video step-by-step course you'll learn to count rows on Garter stitch with complete confidence, pick up and knit, seam with Mattress stitch, and more.


Related Blog Post: Correction: Yardage Info for Felted Slippers

Malabrigo RastitaBy Liat Gat – Founder / Felted Slippers / October 23, 2020 / No Comments

The yardage posted in version 1.1 of our Felted Slipper pattern was calculated for only one slipper, not two! The correct yardage is: 90 (130, 180, 330, 440) yds 100% wool DK-weight yarn.

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Related Blog Post: Peek Inside The Felted Slippers Class

Slippers Milo hands 1 sm square cropBy Liat Gat – Founder / Felted Slippers / October 21, 2020 / 6 Comments

In response to our last post, many of you said that felted slippers sounds like a perfect project for you right at this time. Here are details about the price, knitalong start date, and what you’ll need in terms of yarn.

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