Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Duck Slippers That'll Knock Your Socks Off

Knitted Duck SlippersI made these little springtime duck slippers full of optimism for warmer days. They're only about five inches long, fit perfectly on my little niece's tiny toes and knit up in an evening lickity split.

Cast on 23 stitches of worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles.

1st row: k into back of first stitch, k 6, p 1, k 7, p 1, k 6, bring yarn to front of work, slip last stitch as if to p.

2nd row: k into back of first stitch, k to last stitch, bring yarn to front of work, slip last stitch as if to p.

Repeat these 2 rows 9 times more which will make 10 ridges then work the first row once more.

13th row: p 1, k 1, p 1, repeating through the last stitch.

14th row: k 1, p 1, k 1, repeating through the last stitch.

15th-18th rows: repeat rows 13 and 14 twice more.

Shaping toe

19th row: rib stitch 5 stitches, slip 1 stitch, k 1, pass slipped stitch over last stitch, k 1, k 2 together, rib 3 more stitches, slip 1 stitch, k 1, pass slipped stitch over last stitch, k 1, k 2 together, rib 5 more stitches.

20th row: rib 5, p 3, rib 3, p 3, rib 5.

21st row: rib 4, k 2 together, k 1, slip 1 stitch, k 1, pass slipped stitch over last stitch, rib 1, k 2 together, k 1, slip one stitch, k 1, pass slipped stitch over last stitch, rib 4.

Leaving 18 inches of yarn, cut yarn and pass end through the row of stitches to tie off and gather. Tie firmly and use end to sew up top seam of slipper. Repeat these instructions to make a second slipper.

To finish, make two pompoms and finish with googly eyes and felt beaks then tie pompom heads onto the top of each slipper.

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35 comments:

Jennifer said...

They are cute. Should we expect to see some in your Etsy shop???

Hazel said...

Worsted weight? would that translate into "double knit" in UK-speak? size 8 needles would seem to indicate same. If yes then my God-daughter is about to get pink duck slippers! Pink being her favourite colour and one I have a lot of in my yarn stash.

Becky said...

Wowwww...people who can knit...anything...in one evening...that's what knocks my socks off...

Mom24 said...

They are extremely cute! I would love to make these for my granddaughter, but as I've only knitted blankets, I'm a wee bit nervous!

Very, very cute.

jacjewelry said...

Oh, these are just adorable! She will look so precious in them.

Diane said...

Forget the babies, my seven year old daughter wants a pair. Now if I could just figure out how to enlarge them.

The Source said...

Those are ADORABLE! Wish I knew how to do that.

CountessLaurie said...

I would love to be able to understand all that! I need a knitting course. They are super sweet though. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

So cute! Makes me wish I could knit, for sure.

Scribbit said...

Worsted weight is a 4-ply yarn if that gives you better information. I made these from Caron brand super soft I think--nothing fancy, just a little bit I had in my stash.

As for needles? I'd have to check my needle gauge that has both mm and US sizes but you've probably already done that by now.

Happy knitting! :)

Scribbit said...

Oh and Jennifer--I've been so neglectful of my Etsy shop it's pathetic. I gave these to Lucy and was on to another project before making a second pair to sell.

M said...

Very cute!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Those are so cute! They make me almost wish I could knit...I'd make some for my niece for her birthday!

Amelia said...

Those are ADORABLE! I think in my beginner's skills I might be able to make those. Any idea how to make them a little bit longer?

Cassie said...

Those are INCREDIBLY cute! love 'em!

Scribbit said...

If you wanted to adjust and make them bigger there are a couple tricks you could try.

1. use heavier weight yarn such as bulky.

2. use larger sized needles such as a 10--though to keep the slippers warm I would probably knit them with a heavier weight yarn as well.

3. Repeat the rows more. You do a basic rib stitch at the beginning, by adding a couple extra rows at both the body and the toe you would add length.

Hope this helps.

Heather said...

They are so cute!!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I can't knit. Not worth beans, and cheap beans at that. So I will just say that these are super cute and sure to please your neice. Now I'm off to burn myself with my glue gun again. I can't even glue worth beans.

Annette Lyon said...

Holy cuteness! And much quicker and easier to make than the little baby sweaters I planned to make for my two SIL's upcoming babies.

Chrissy said...

These are adorable...thanks so much for the pattern! I'll be linking over from my place tomorrow!

* TONYA * said...

they are adorable.

fruitfulwords said...

On a cute scale from 1-5, they are a definite 5!!!!

I'm going to put this on my to-do list. Thanks for sharing.

Richelle said...

Those are adorable!

Carrie said...

Oh, my goodness, that is so cute. :)

Babystepper said...

"...knit up in an evening, lickety split..."

You crack me up with your high opinion of our technical ability out here in the world of the craftily challenged.

It's so nice to know someone believes in you, even if it is a bit misplaced. =)

Kristen M. said...

I don't knit, but I admire people who do. Those slippers are adorable.

MommyTime said...

These are adorable. And since I don't speak Knitting, they (and your foreign language skills) are also very impressive.

Brandi said...

Okay, I sooooo have to learn to knit!

Alison Kerr said...

Is there anything you can't turn your hand to Michelle? You never cease to impress!

Rekha said...

Very cute :-)

BlapherMJ said...

Those are just precious! I have a 2 month old niece I'll have to make these for!

melinda said...

very cute! but, its like you are writing in another language, because i have no clue as to what, what means..but since i have wanted to learn knitting, i guess i need to get crackin' so i DO understand!
u are talented!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

So, SO cute! Thanks so much for sharing these. I'll be linking.

Ginger said...

Love these duck slippers.I'll be linking as well! Absolutely adorable!

Dale said...

what does rib 5 mean? k1,p1,k1,p1,k1? Do you have a concern as far as the eyes being a choking hazard? These are so darn cute!