|A family of slippers knit for my German host family - Christmas 2008|
This pattern knits up fast - there is one row of knitting followed by the pattern row. I have cast on fewer and used smaller needles to adapt the pattern for children's feet. Additionally, I like to use 3-strands of yarn when I make this pattern for adults. The pattern for these slippers is free and can be found here.
My parents wear theirs so much, the bottom wears out in a year. To combat that, I have started sewing suede fabric on the bottom of their slippers to help them last 2-3 years. I have them stand on the suede fabric in their slippers while I draw their foot pattern on the fabric. Then I cut out the "sole" and sew it onto the sipper using a needle and thread. I'll try to get a picture of this the next time I visit my parents and post it here.