I love to get into my PJ’s and slipper socks for evening TV viewing or reading. I have purchased a lot of pairs of “fat slipper socks”, as I called them, over the years, but they always end up feeling too tight and I constantly pull at them to make them more comfortable. So, I decided to make me some that were a bit looser and that would feel better. I think I inherited that trait from my mother – she was always having me hunt for loose socks for evening wear in her later years. So, I went to the bulky machine so they would be thick and warm. They looked huge off the machine, but when I got the toe stitched up with Kitchener stitch, they fit perfectly! Not too loose and more importantly – not too tight. No more pulling and adjusting my slipper socks all evening. 🙂 The pattern is above if you would like to try a pair. I used Red Heart 4 ply yarn and knit them in the round with the ribber. Ahhhh…comfy AND warm toes. 🙂
I wanted to knit some felted slippers on the bulky machine. I love the softness and warmth on my cold floors as well as the slip-in clog style. On the blue and white pair I decided to add some fair isle to the top, but it was not a great idea at all. It wanted to felt up a little tighter than the rest of the slipper. It is fine for a rather skinny foot, but generally it would be better to not do that patterning for this slipper pattern. The blue also must not have been color fast, as it faded onto the lighter color. That is fine for me – but for a gift I would have preferred it had not done that. The purple ones I had knit earlier with this pattern and they have a sparkly thread throughout that did not interfere with the felting at all. It is a super quick knit and then into the washing machine to felt. The pattern is in the Machine Knit Pattern section above.