I have a favorite pattern for slippers that I use over and over. The great thing about these is how versatile they are. They make great spring slippers to wear around the house – so nice and light. They make great travel socks too. I can pop them out of my purse and onto my feet when going through security so I don’t have to walk barefoot on the dirty airport floor. They’re also a perfect little sock to wear with my clogs.
The pattern is Turkish Bed Socks by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful yarn store once when I was on vacation and received this pattern free with purchase when I bought my first skein of koigu. A landmark day! Both of these pairs were made with MyBootee Boutique Self Striping Sock YarnI’ve always thought that the top of these little footies are a perfect canvas for your own stitch design if you’re so disposed to come up with one.
You can make two pairs from one 100 gram skein of fingering weight sock yarn. As you can see, even with stripey yarn, I make mine into fraternal rather than identical twins. I like the whimsy of mismatched stripey socks. Besides, I can’t be bothered with all the fuss of getting them exactly the same.
I sent the first pair off to my oldest Granddaughter, who now has larger feet than I do, and the second pair went to a special swap partner. I think it’s time to dig through the sock stash to make another pair, or two, for myself!