Cozy Slipper Socks

Cozy Slipper Socks
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Knit a pair of cozy slipper socks with our free knitting pattern designed by Melanie Smith! Your toes will stay toasty and happy wrapped in your new knit slipper socks! These are perfect for fall and winter, and make a perfect gift for the college student in your life.

Nothing says "I love you" like cozy socks to pad around the dorms in. Select a luscious bulky yarn to knit up this intermediate level pattern and you'll love the results - a bulky soft pair of slipper socks for your chilly feet.

Choose a holiday color yarn or variegated yarn for more variety and for special holiday occasions, like sitting around the tree Christmas morning, or snuggling up in on Thanksgiving evening after a yummy turkey dinner.

Size: Youth and adult sizes

Skill level: Intermediate

Materials: 200 yards of Bulky Chenille yarn sizes for both (the sample was knit using Lion Brand Chenille in Sapphire)
Size 9 double points
Yarn needle

Gauge: 2 stitches to the inch

Special notes:  The pattern is written for youth size, changes for adult are in parthese.

Pattern: (Make two)

Cast on 20 (24) stitches loosely and divide evenly over 4 needles, being careful not to twist.
Round 1: K 2, P 2, repeat around.
Repeat round 1 until your piece measures 2 (4) inches.
Round 2: K in each stitch around.
Repeat until piece measures  5 (7) inches.

Heel flap
Row 1: K 10 (12), turn and leaving the last 10 on needles to hold for later
Row 2: Sl 1, P in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, K in each st across.
Repeat row 2 and 3 three  more times or 2 inches.

For youth size start at row 3.
Row 1: Sl 1, K 5, K2tog, K1, turn
Row 2: Sl 1, P 1, P2tog, P1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, K 2, Ktog, K 1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, P 3, P2tog, P1, turn. ( for youth stop here)
Row 5: Sl 1, K 4, K2tog, turn.
Row 6: Sl 1, K 5, K2tog, turn.

Turning the heel
Round 1: K 6 sts on first needle, pick up 5 sts on left side of heel with same needle, K across needle 2 and 3, with needle 4 pick up 5 sts along right side of, K the first 3 sts on needle 1. You will have 8 sts, on needle 1, 5 on needles 2 and 3, and 8 on needle 4.
Round 2: K in each sts around.
Round 3:  On needle 1 K in each sts to last 2, K2tog, on needle 2 and 3 K across, on needle  4 SSK, K to end.
Repeat round 2 and 3 until you have 20 (24) sts left.
Round 1: K in each st around.
Repeat round 1 until the foot is   7 (9) inches or two inches from desired length.

Round 1: (K2tog, K to end of needle) repeat around.
Round 2: K in each st around.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until you have one st on each needle.

Finishing it all up:
Cut yarn leaving a ten inch tail. Weave through remaining stitches and secure.  Weave in all ends.


About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.