Slippers, Footies And Bed-Socks
What is your go-to pattern for slippers, footies and bed-socks? Do you have a favorite that always works for you? How about for gifts?
My Thoughts On Knitted Slippers, Footies and Bed-Socks
The first time I ever set my eyes on the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs pattern, I was in love.
I loved the shaping, the thick, warm fabric and the two-color sole and rim around the ankle. After I made my first two pairs for Thaddeus and I, it was even bigger love. I’ve since made dozens of pairs of these clog-slippers. The pattern is well-written and interesting. The only downside is that it requires quite a bit of worsted weight wool (non-superwash). It also requires a zipper pillow cover to contain all the fiber-lint that gets created in your washing machine.
A couple of years ago, someone suggest we do a Men’s Knitting Retreat project of footies to wear inside the main lodge at Easton Mountain.
Coincidentally, I had seen some cool slipper socks for sale on Pinterest.
I realized how easy it would be to reverse-engineer these simple footies, so I did.
I ended up writing up this pattern and put it out on the interwebs for free. It was fun to watch some of the guys bring their footies to the retreat.
Choice in Bed-Socks
They’re not really bed-socks per se. But I really like the Hiking Socks pattern in The Knitting Man(ual) by Kristin Spurkland.
They’re easy to knit. They’re thick and soft and warm. I wear mine all the times in lieu of slippers or bed-socks.
Let me know what your go-to patterns are for keeping your feet warm!
Progress continues on the Zig Zag Striped Scarf.
While I have added a few inches since Monday, I have been a bit distracted with sewing.
I’ve completed six more social distancing masks. I’ve used the more vibrant colored fabrics for the non-public-facing side of the masks.