Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Slippers... again... and the pattern for them

Maja has been nagging me about getting slippers like mine ever since I knitted mine. So I guess it was about time I made her some. PINK! No other colour would do... I made them the same way I made the adult ones, but with fewer increases and they fit perfectly. She was really pleased with them.A couple of weeks ago, Maja had her class' mascot lion home with her. Each pupil gets to have Lissi the lion home one weekend each. The only item of clothing Lissi had was a knitted hat, and Maja thought maybe Lissi would like some slippers to warm her paws... How can you say no? So I let Maja choose the colour... and guess what colour she chose...?? Yup! Pink!
I think Lissi looked really cute in her new pink slippers. She looks pleased... Some of the girls in Maja's class was sooooo excited when Maja brought Lissi back to school that Monday.... "Look Lissi has got ballet shoes!!!" to which Maja replied "NO! They're slippers...." I had to laugh.

I've had so many requests for the pattern for the slippers, that I thought I'd put it here for all of you that want to try it out. This is really easy knitting! And quick. I don't know where this pattern originated, but after I got mine from Tofo, I've seen it several times in other blogs (only in Norwegian though), so I guess it's OK to put it here as well.... I've translated it to english, but I'm not that into english knitting lingo... so if there's any problems/questions let me know. (I'll add the Norwegian version of the pattern at the end.)

This is the pattern for the adult version (these slippers are very stretchy and should fit most people, but if you've got big feet, it might be a good idea to increase a few more stitches.):

POCKET SLIPPERS:

Use yarn that goes with needles 4mm.
The whole thing is knitted back and forth.
CO 5 st, K 6 rows
Continue by increasing one stitch at the beginning of each row until you have 22 stitches.
On the next row, increase in every stitch (front and back loop of every st)= 44 st on needle.
Continue knitting a 15 cm ribbed border (k2,p2)
Next row; k 2 tog until you have 22 st again (all stitches)
Then, decrease 1 st in the beginning of each row until there is 5 st left on the needle.
Knit 6 rows and BO

Fold your slipper in half and sew the two narrow bits together and the sides of the ribbed border together. Now it looks a bit like a small purse… but the slipper is very stretchy.
Decorate it with a crocheted flower, a button or whatever you want.


Og så på norsk:

LOMMETØFLER:

Det er brukt garn som passer til pinne nr. 4.
Hele arbeidet strikkes fram og tilbake.
Legg opp 5 masker, strikk 6 pinner.
Fortsett, men øk 1 maske i begynnelsen av hver pinne til det er 22 masker.
På neste pinne økes det i hver maske (fremste og bakerste maskeledd) = 44 masker.
Strikk videre 15 cm vrangbordstrikk med 2r, 2vr.
Strikk så 2 og 2 masker sammen til det er 22 masker.
Fortsett med å felle 1 maske i begynnelsen av hver pinnne til det er igjen 5 masker.
Strikk 6 pinner og fell av.

Brett arbeidet og sy sammen de smale remsene og sidene på vrangbordstrikken. Det ser nå ut som en liten veske, men den er veldig tøyelig og passer godt på foten.
Pyntes etter smak og behag!!

Hope this can be of some use to someone. It would be fun to know if you find the pattern here and use it... I'd love to se a picture of your slippers....

Maja relly wanted to make Lissi's slippers herself, but since she's never knitted anything before, it took too long.... They would have been blue/turquoise if we went with Maja's own knitting...

12 comments:

~♥~ Monica S said...

TAKK TONJE!! :-)

KLEM
Monica

Barb said...

How adorable are those slippers for the lion. I am sure they were a hit. You have a lovely daughter.

Matja said...

Ja de er kjekke.Har strikket endel slike.Løven ble jo kjempesøt med nye lommetøfler på.

Guttemamma said...

Så kos med hilsen fra dge, lenge siden jeg har tittet innom deg!! Herlige tøfler da,blir mest hekling her om dagen...klem fra Anette

StitchinByTheLake said...

My mother used to crochet me slippers and they were so warm! I'm not a knitter or a crocheter but when I see things like your slippers I sometimes wish I was. blessings, marlene

Tofo said...

Så søte de ble;)
Jeg må kjøpe meg garn og strikke flere, mange som ønsker seg slike!
Klem ;)

sipusa said...

Så søte løvtøfler:-D
Klart at løven må ha noe å varme potene på når den skal ut i vinterkulda:-D
og fine til datter også!

Sonja said...

Skal si mormor sitt gull er flott der hun sitter og strever med strikkinga si.Det var vel meninga at det skulle bli tøfler til Lissi og hun greier det nok med litt øvelse.
I alle fall var både Maja og Lissi sine tøfler flotte.Bare det å komme på at man skal strikke tøfler til ei løve er jo en bragd i seg selv.
Angående julekaktusen så kan det godt tenkes at den har vært din.Den er i alle fall gammel. Du skal få den igjen når jeg blir alt for lei av den.
Klem til dere alle.

Eileen said...

I wish I would have learned to knit when I was Maja's age. Then maybe I could do it more easily now. That is why I enjoy other people's hand-knitted things so much because it's something I can't really do well. I LOVE the slippers you made that I won in your giveaway.. they are so cute and I wear them!

Tofo said...

Det ligger en liten utfordring til deg inne hos meg!
God helg fra Turid;)

Synnøve said...

Hei! For at vi skal kunne dele enda mer av vår strikkeglede har jeg nylig opprettet en nettside, www.strikkeportalen.no, hvor vi som bloggere kan tipse andre om bloggpostene som legges ut. Du strikker jo så mye fint og jeg må takke for all inspirasjon! Jeg håper at mange vil bruke portalen slik at enda flere får glede av din blogg. Jeg har bloggen strikkefeber.no . Hilsen Synnøve

life in yonder said...

Tøfflene er kjempesøte!