Project - Slipper Socks
Patons Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn - Patons Classic Wool in 77208 Jade Heather
Blogger - AndreaK2Tog
The Slipper Socks are finished! Well, technically they still need to have suede slipper bottoms sewn on to them, but I have decided against that step. My reason for this is twofold: a) Without a grippy bottom it is easier to slide around on the wood floors chasing the dog, a beloved pastime of mine. b) They would most likely remain in my WIP basket, sadly awaiting the promised bottoms that would never arrive (seriously, I just bought handles for the purse I made over a year ago).
I really enjoyed this pattern, and will perhaps make another pair in the future. I'd like to attempt it with a lighter weight yarn so they could be actual socks that are worn with shoes. I suggest using a tighter rib for the cuff than called for in the pattern, as the socks tend to slip down. If you're fairly new to cabling, it would be a good idea to use circular needles instead of dpn's up to the heel, as the dpn-multiple cable panel combination had a tendency to be a bit fiddly.
I really love how these turned out and think I will get a lot of use out of them. The best part is that I just barely dipped into the third skein of Patons Classic Wool in Jade Heather, so I can make myself mittens, a hat, or possibly both with the leftovers!