Pixie Felt Slippers
These fun feet hugging slippers with pointy toes and a sweet pixie cuff are very easy to knit and felt.
They are simply knitted on 2 needles and have no complicated heel to turn.
Felted Size (foot size from heel to toe)
Small approx 22cm (UK 3-
Medium approx 24cm (UK 5-
Large approx 26cm (UK 7-
Needle size 8mm (UK 0 /US 11)
Knitted using 1 strand of Worsted / 10 ply pure
wool – Handwash yarn (felting yarn).
Grundl Filzwolle color or uni felting yarn
small and medium sizes 4 balls x 50g/50m
large size 5 balls x 50g/50m
inc= increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then back of the same stitch
k2tog= knit the next 2 stitches together
st st = p1 row , k1 row. Makes 2 rows
PM = Place stitch marker
Picking up stitches-
Mark with a pin half way down each edge of the gusset shaping. Mark half way along the 5 cast off stitches on the heel edge. You will now have 4 sections, starting from the gusset seam, pick up 9, 9, 8, 9 stitches between each section
Pick up stitches from the very edge of the knitting to avoid a bulky join.
Alternatively you can knit the heel, toe and cuff pieces separately and sew them together before felting. To do this cast 35 stitches and then follow the pattern for the foot and cuff sections.
Ladder stitch the seams, by picking up alternate threads on each side of the very edge of the knitting.
Turning the work involves working a short row. This means turn the work and p or k back along the sts just worked. Once the turns are completed continue to knit along the remainder of the row. Short rows give extra shaping-
C 2013 Claire Fairall