Toasty Toes

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!



This little aside - my husband just paid a small fortune for a bunch of kilt hose that look quite similar to these. I wish I'd known! I'd have asked you to make them and paid you for the right sizes!