If you are trying to find different knitting projects that follow simple patterns, then you should check out this video on how to knit slippers. These are fast and a great way to use up leftover yarn.
You use the simple garter stitch and all you need to do is measure your feet. You create a knitted piece long enough so that they will comfortably stretch over your feet. Don't make them too big or they will get floppy. Using the garter stitch (or plain knitting) will create a stretch to the piece as it grows, so allow a little bit of stretch so they will stay on your feet.
You may also want to consider different yarns depending on whether you want to wear these slippers over bare feet or socks. As I line of my fall knitting, I am going to include these for my own projects. They are great gifts too. Many charities also like knitted slippers, so check around your home town to see if there are homes for these slippers if you want to create a few or for your charity project.
In the video she uses size 4mm needles and some worsted yarns, but you could experiment. She casted on 28 stitches and then simply knit garter stitch style until approximately 9.5 inches. But measure your foot first to see what would work best. You can then add any kind of bling from the dollar store, or knit a flower or something to add some pizzazz to your slippers.
I love knitted slippers and how cozy they can be especially on those cold evenings, but we have hardwood floors so they can be slippery. But there are ways around that. You can get "slipper grippers". These are grips you simply sew to the bottom of your freshly knitted project so that you don't go for a slip and fall. It is one of the biggest reasons seniors won't wear these.
Just click on the picture to find out more. You can also attach these to pajama feet and your favourite socks, but also knitted a crocheted slippers. This keeps you safe as well as cozy. I always find my feet get super cold especially in the winter, and once my feet are cold, so is the rest of me.
I am always looking for super easy knitting projects to do that will keep me busy during the evening hours when I made the decision to stay away from my computer as a Doctor informed me it was the main ingredient into my insomnia. I hate to admit it, but he was right. I am on the computer enough during the day, so I close the office after dinner. I am trying to close the refrigerator after dinner as well to stop late night snacking but that is another blog!
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If you are a seasoned knitter, you could create pairs of these very quickly depending on the weight of yarn you use. Thicker would be softer but be careful you don't want them to be bulky. These worsted weight could easily fit in your purse or pocket for when you visit people and want something on your feet once you have taken your shoes off. You could keep them simple and plain or you could also use patterned yarn. The sky is your limit.
Get started and have fun!
My name is Diane and I love all arts and crafts including painting, drawing and knitting (I painted the bee above!) I decided after many years to take up knitting again and needed simple patterns that I could do while watching TV or listening to music that would help dial down stress. I hope you enjoy some of my own projects as well as ones I have found.