...Say that 5 times fast...
I knit my Grandma some slippers for Christmas...
...they're bright pink - and have the soft/flat side of the stockinette stitch to the inside and the bumpy side to the outside - like the princess stitch on the sole of a sock...
...they have a little rosette on top to make them pretty...
...I hope they keep her feet nice and toasty warm this winter...
Super Simple Stockinette Stitch Slippers
About 3-4 oz of worsted weight yarn - I used Carons Simply Soft plied with some stash baby yarn in variegated baby colours.
Knitting needles: size 10
Gauge: 4 sts = 1 inch
Starting at back - Cast on 22 stitches.
Foundation row: Knit 8, purl 1, inc 4 sts over the next 4 sts - (I used the knit in front and back method - but any method will do) purl 1, knit 8.
Next row: Purl 8, knit 1, purl 8, knit 1, purl 8.
Row 1: Knit 8, purl 1, Knit 8, purl 1, Knit 8
Row 2: Purl 8, knit 1, purl 8, knit 1, purl 8.
Repeat Row 1 and 2 until length is about 6 inches (or length where your foot begins to widen at the ball of the foot) then:
Inc 1, knit 7, purl 1, inc 1, knit 6, inc 1, purl 1, knit 7, inc 1 - for a total of 30 stitches
then purl 9, knit 1, purl 10, knit 1, purl 9
Continue as established in stockinette stitch:
Row 1: Knit 9, purl 1, Knit 10, purl 1, Knit 9
Row 2: purl 9, knit 1, purl 10, knit 1, purl 9
Repeat these 2 rows until Slipper is the correct length, then knit 2 together across - 15 sts remain. Then purl 2 together across again 8 sts remain - cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches and pull up tight - then with the smooth side of the stockinette stitch to the inside stitch about halfway up the slipper.
To make the rosette (probably not for a man's slipper):
Cast on 20 stitches and increase in each stitch - again I used the knit in the front and back method.
Then cast off in knit - twirl it into a little flower shape and stitch it to the top of the blipper.
Make another slipper the same way - there is no right or left.