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Toastie Slippers

24 Sep

Wow, it has been a little while since I posted here!

I made some slippers recently to sell at the upcoming advent creative market that takes place in my town every year. I found some great value super bulky yarn and decided to make slippers out of it.

They are basically just very simple toe-up socks with a short row heel. I decided to share the pattern with you my lovely readers… 🙂

Please take note of the copyright for this pattern:
Copyright Corinne’s Knits© – 2012

Abbreviations:
K – knit
M1 – make 1
P – purl
rd/s – round/s
rep – repeat
st/s – stitch/es
w&t – wrap and turn

Yarn: I used thick and thin super bulky yarn of no known brand. About 60m/65yds for a pair

Gauge:
10 sts x 16 rows for 10cm/4″ of stocking stitch in the round

Size: Woman medium (European 38-40)

Needles:
size 10.0mm/US 15 needles of your choice

Foot

Using a magic toe-up or Turkish cast on, cast on 6 stitches (3 on each needle).

Rd 1: K
Rd 2: *K1, M1, K1, M1, K1*, rep (10 sts)
Rd 3: K
Rd 4: *K1, M1, K3, M1, K1*, rep (14 sts)
Rd 5: K
Rd 6: *K1, M1, K5, M1, K1*, rep (18 sts)
Rds 7-31 (25 rds): K

Heel

The heel is knit only on half the stiches, back and forth

Row 1: K17, w&t
Row 2: P7, w&t
Row 3: K6, w&t
Row 4: P5, w&t
Row 5: K4, w&t
Row 6: P3, w&t
Row 7: K6, picking up the wraps as you find them, wrap the 1st st of the top of the foot and turn
Row 8: P9, picking up the wraps as you find them, wrap the last st of the top of the foot and turn
Row 9: K9

Leg

You are now done with the heel and will resume knitting in the rd on all 18 sts. On the first rd, you will pick up the two wraps make on the first and last sts of the top of the foot, these will close the gap with the heel without creating a hole.

Rds 1-6: K
Rds 7-9: *K1, P1*, rep across

Cast off using a stretchy cast off

Make second slipper (they are identical)

Ravelry pattern page here:

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Simple Kindle Cosy Pattern

1 Aug

Here is a free pattern today for a simple two-colour Kindle cover, to keep your Kindle protected in style.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Measurements
12cm/4.75″ x 19cm/7.5″

Yarn
Sport weight cotton yarn of your choice


Notions

Set of five 3.5mm (US 4) double pointed needles
Or circular needle, 80cm, 32in long or longer (for magic loop method)
Button (your choice of size)
Tapestry needle


Necessary Skills

Knitting in the round, toe-up magic cast on or Turkish cast on, slipped stitches, i-cord bind off

Gauge

23 sts x 33 rows for 4”in seed stitch


Pattern notes

The design is a simple slipped stitch pattern that only requires one colour to be worked per row. It is worked bottom up, using a toe up magic cast on or a Turkish cast on. I-cord cast off is used on the flap


Pattern

Body

With circular needle (for magic loop) or DPNs using colour A, cast on 60 sts using Turkish cast on or toe-up magic cast and knit 1 round.

Rnds 1-10 form the pattern

Rnds 1-3: colour B; *Sl1, pwise wyib K5* to end of rnd
Rnds 4-5: colour A; K to end of rnd
Rnds 6-8: colour B; K3, *Sl1 pwise wyib, K5* to last 3 sts, Sl1, K2
Rnds 9-10: colour A; K to end of rnd
Repeat rnds 1-10 another 5 times. On the 5th repeat finish with rnd 9 (instead of 10)

Top and Flap

This part is knit with colour A only in seed stitch

Rnd 1: *K1, P1* to end of rnd
Rnd 2: *P1, K1* to end of rnd
Rnd 3: *K1, P1* to end of rnd
Rnd 4: *P1, K1* to end of rnd
Rnd 5: *K1, P1* to end of rnd
Rnd 6: cast off 30 sts, *P1, K1* to end of rnd

From here, you will start knitting back and forth to form the flap

Row 1 (WS): *K1, P1* to end of row
Row 2 (RS): *P1, K1* to end of row

Repeat rows 1-2 another 15 times

Cast off using applied i-cord cast off, as follows:
Cast on 2 sts on right needle using cable cast on, move the 2 sts to the left needle.
*K1, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, replace the 2 sts from the right needle on the left needle*
Repeat until you have 15 sts left on the left needle before moving the 2 sts back from the right needle.

At this point, you will be knitting the little loop that will go around the button for closure.
If you have not done so already, replace the 2 sts back on the left needle.
*K2, replace 2 sts back on left needle* 8 times
Resume casting off as above.

Finishing

Weave in ends.
Sew on the button in a position that pulls the flap tight. Using a loop allows you to pick from a range of button sizes. If you have a particular button in mind while knitting, you can check that the loop is big enough before resuming casting off.

A New Version of Thorgal

24 Dec

I’ve just finished making another version of Thorgal for my eldest son. My prototype was for his younger brother and I’d promised to make him one too. It’s hot off the needles (so still unblocked). We tried to do a little photo shoot but the boys were a little bit too excited. His brother is also wearing his, so we have matching tops 😉

Thorgal, a Children Top

23 Sep

My latest design, Thorgal, was just released in the Fall 2011 Edition of Petite Purls. The pattern is available on the Petite Purls site for free, make sure to also check the rest of the edition, lots of cute patterns!

Picture by Brandy Fortune

Thorgal is inspired by the traditional yoke sweaters but I wanted to make a more modern looking version with texture while following the traditional construction. The name of the sweater comes from the Norse god Thor, as a reference to the Nordic origin of yoke sweaters.

As a mother of boys, I find that there are many more fun knitting patterns for girls than for boys. This is why I wanted the design to be suitable for both boys and girls and I think the color choice will allow to make it boy-ish or girly, as desired.

Sizes
2 years 4 years, 6 years, 8 years, 10 years, 12 years
Shown in size 2 and 8 years

Recommended needle size
US #8/5 mm circular needle and dpns for sleeves (optional) or size needles needed to obtain gauge

Notions
1 stitch marker
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Tapestry needle

Gauge
17 sts and 25 rnds = 4 inches in St st

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Picture by Brandy Fortune

Spaceman Nicolino Pattern Now Free

14 Mar

My Spaceman Nicolino Hat pattern is now available for free.

Pattern can be downloaded here.

If you haven’t seen it before, here are a few pictures, click the link above for more information.

A Quick Hat

23 Dec

A few days ago I knit a Petra Hat. It was a very quick knit, it only took a few hours. The yarn is a felting yarn that I originally bought for something else, Filzwolle color by Rellana.

Sock Yarn Newborn Mittens

28 Jan

This is a simple and quick pattern for newborn mittens made out of sock yarn. The perfect opportunity to use up small leftovers and super practical for newborns.

Difficulty
Advanced beginner

Yarn
About 64 m / 70 yards of sock yarn or fingering weight yarn

Notions
Needles: 2.5mm (US 1½) circular needle or size 2.5mm (US 1½) DPNs, Darning needle
Accessories: 1 st marker

Necessary Skills
Knitting in the round, Kfb, Kitchener st (optional)

Gauge
Gauge is not critical for this pattern

Size
Newborn

Cost: $1.00

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