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September 22, 2004

Grandpa's Slippers pattern

My sainted Grandfather was a plumber. When I was growing up, Grandpa worked on the pipes in the home of an elderly lady who had no money. Every Christmas, as payment for his services, she would knit a pair of slippers for each of my cousins and me.

My grandfather died in 1984. I still have the last pair of slippers he gave me. They're worn and stained, but a treasure to me.

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I've decided to knit some for Christmas gifts this year. Here's the pattern I came up with.

Worsted weight yarn (hold 2 strands together)

4sts= 1" garter st

CO 29

Odd rows, Knit

Even rows k 9, p 1, k 9, p 1, k 9

repeat odd and even rows for 6"

switch to p 1, k 1 ribbing for about 3 1/2 inches

thread yarn onto tapestry needle and run through all the live sts, drawing the row up into a circle

fold the rectangle lengthwise so that the p 1 lines become the fold edges

Kitchener stitch (or even just whip stitch) the edges of the ribbing together (this forms the toe of the slipper)

Stitch cast on edge together to form the heel

crochet shell stitch around opening and top with pom pom

Posted by Angi at September 22, 2004 06:20 AM