FO: Farm Slippers

My sister has been sick for a bit and had her appendix removed. So I decided that while she’s resting and recuperating she needed new slippers. Nothing is better than having warm feet. I bought the Farm Slippers pattern a while ago but never made it so now was a perfect time to try it out.
I grabbed the Dragonfly Fibers Traveller yarn in the Maryland Blue Crab colorway I picked up at Maryland Sheep and Wool two years ago out of my stash. Helen loves blue and burgundy and this seemed like the perfect color. I made these on size 7 needles, I think I could’ve gone down to a 6 but I think they’ll still fit her. These were also pretty quick to whip up. And I learned a new technique!
I’ve never done an afterthought heel! And here’s a great tutorial on how to do it. I’ve made socks before but never on fingering weight yarn so I don’t consider myself a sock knitter (tiny needles and tiny yarn really doesn’t appeal to me). So it was fun to try out a different technique. I put in lifelines to make it easier to pick up my stitches after I took out the yarn on the live stitches. It was such a simple trick. AND this is a quick knit if you’re looking for a last minute holiday gift. I told my Mom what I was making and she already suggested I go ahead and make her and my sister Anne a pair too. LOL I definitely see more of these slippers being made in my future.

7 Replies to “FO: Farm Slippers”

  1. Those look beautiful 😍 I hear ya about knitting tiny yarn with tiny needles!! I call it knitting dental floss with toothpicks and I have no desire to knit with anything that small😁 Your FO output is awe inspiring!!

  2. Wow! Those are REALLY neat!!! AND a new technique too!! I will DEF hav to try this pattern out!!! I’ve never done an afterthought heeled pattern before, way to go DWJ!!

  3. This looks interesting. I know your sister will love her gift.

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