Easy Norwegian Felted Slippers by Midnattsol
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!)
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.
- 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.
- 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
Recommended Course: Easy Norwegian Felted Slippers
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 SlippersBy 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.Read Post »
Related Blog Post: Peek Inside The Felted Slippers ClassBy 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.Read Post »