Lately, we’ve been taking some time to weed through our older free patterns that need a little update and having them reknit for new photos or if the original yarn has been discontinued. I love taking good, solid patterns and giving them a mini makeover to match our current aesthetics. Our most recent redo was the Chunky Slipper Pattern from a few years ago. I whipped these up over two days in Wool of the Andes Bulky Navy and love how they fit. Not too bulky, but perfect slipped over a pair of socks for around the house on cold mornings.
I’ve been very motivated to find a good slipper pattern + yarn combination since I moved into a lovely (but drafty) 1911 farmhouse in Portland last month and these Chunky Slippers definitely fit the bill. Any bulky weight yarn would work and I was able to get 1 pair out of one ball of Wool of the Andes Bulky with at least 1/3 of a ball leftover. I’m sensing tons of opportunities for stripped slippers out of the remnants! I’m definitely going to pick a coordinating Wool of the Andes Bulky color so I that I can play around with that idea. Maybe the ever-chipper Yonder color?
Hint, hint: these would make excellent last minute gifts! I’m thinking about knitting a small basketful of these to have by the front door or my drafty ole’ house.