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Cozy up by the fireplace in a pair of comfy slippers on the longest night of the year.

Longest Night are a pair of sport-weight toe-up colorwork slippers inspired by the winter solstice. A large snowflake on the toe and a repeating pattern of smaller snowflakes cover the foot. Gusset increases are incorporated into the colorwork pattern. The reinforced heel is worked in one color only. The slippers are finished with a fold-over picot edging.

The slippers are available in two sizes to fit women’s foot sizes EU 38–40 (41–43) / US 7–9 (10–12). The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. The stranded colorwork pattern is charted only.

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  • Foot circumference: approx. 23 [25] cm / 9 [10]"
  • Foot length: approx. 23 [25] cm / 9 [10]" or adjustable to fit within pattern
  • Leg circumference: approx. 19 [21] cm / 7½ [8½]"
  • Cuff length: approx. 2.5 cm / 1"



Tukuwool Sock (80% wool, 20% nylon, 160 m/50 g, 175 yd/1.76 oz)
  • MC: H30 Haave, 1 [2] skeins
  • CC: 03 Auri, 1 skein
Or Sandnes Garn Tove (100% wool, 160 m/50 g, 175 yd/1.76 oz)
  • MC: #5575 Marine, 1 [2] skeins
  • CC: #4342 Heather, 1 skein
Or sport-weight sock yarn, 2 colors:
  • MC: approx. 160 [180] m / 175 [195] yd
  • CC: approx. 75 [80] m / 85 [90] yd
Choose two highly contrasting colors to show off the stranded colorwork.


  • 3.0 mm / US 2½ DPNs or circular needle(s) for working small circumferences in the round (or size needed to obtain gauge)


  • Darning needle


  • Small [Large]
  • To fit shoe size EU 38–40 [41–43] / US 7–9 [10–12]
The slippers are intended to be worn with little to no ease.


28 sts × 30 rnds = 10 cm / 4“ in stranded stockinette, blocked


The pattern uses the following techniques: working small circumferences in the round, ability to work stranded colorwork from chart, and increasing within colorwork.

The pattern assumes knowledge of working short rows using the wrap-and-turn method and hand sewing using whip stitch. The pattern also assumes knowledge of some cast-on and bind-off method for toe-up socks; references are given for a few alternatives.


You will get the following files:
  • PDF (1MB)
  • PDF (1MB)

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