Cloud Nine Ballet Slippers
Cloud Nine Ballet Slippers by Bekah Knits
The house slipper of your dreams! Cute and comfy to wear - quick and seamless to knit! Whip up a pair for you and a friend and get walking on the cloud nine sole!
These ballet slippers boast a stylish top and a comfy double-knit (see below) sole. They also are knit seamlessly with short row shaping (using the German Short Rows method). (Instructions in pattern.) First work the toe, then the sole, shoe back, short row shaped sides, and cabled braid. Finish off with a decorative I-cord BO. The pattern includes both charted and written instructions.
NOTE: This pattern uses the double knit stitch (as opposed to double knitting). It’s not difficult and creates a great, thick and squishy sole!
Techniques used: Knit, purl, provisional CO, German Short Rows (instructions in pattern), cabling, Kitchener St, working in the round, I-cord BO.
S (M, L, XL) to fit women’s US shoe size 5-6 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12)
Fits Foot Length: 8.75” (9.5”, 10”, 10.75”)
Approximate Finished Sole Length: 7.75” (8.5”, 9”, 9.75”)
NOTE: These slippers are designed with negative ease to comfortably mold to the foot. The model is wearing size L (and has 10” long, US 10 feet). For the most accurate fit, choose the size based on your foot length.
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky Superwash:
C1 (Grey): 65 (70, 75, 85) yds; C2 (Black): 60 (65, 70, 80) yds
Note: If substituting yarn, please note that this yarn is thinner than a traditional bulky yarn. It knits up more like a thick Aran weight yarn.
US 7 straight; US 7 circular (47”); US 7 DPNs (2)
Notions: Crochet hook (provisional CO); scrap yarn; tapestry needle; cable needle; fabric paint (optional); stitch markers