Kenneth Street Slippers
Finished size: 7 (7.75, 8.25, 9, 9.75) in/18 (19.5, 21, 23, 25) cm circumference at the ball of the foot
To fit approximately 7.75 (8.5, 9.25, 10, 10.75) in/20 (21.5, 23.5, 25.5, 28) cm foot circumference; length knit to fit.
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Valkill (100% New York State Cheviot wool; 252 yds/230 m per 4 oz/113 g): 1 skein (shown in North Atlantic)
US 4/3.5 mm needles for working small circumference in the round, or size needed for correct gauge
US 3/3.25 mm circular needle, 16 in/40 cm or longer (optional, see Pattern Notes re: gauge when working flat vs. in the round)
24 sts & 38 rnds = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round
For a good fit, take time to check your gauge.
6 stitch markers (2 of different colours or styles)
2 removable stitch markers
scrap yarn or stitch holder
About the yarn
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Valkill is a lopi-style yarn comprising two lightly-spun plies that are then lightly plied together, giving an airy, balanced yarn with the appearance of a single ply. The woolen-spun structure gives a light, cushy, cohesive fabric for a comfortable surface under your feet, while the Cheviot wool adds durability. The yarn starts out a bit crunchy, and softens with washing and wear. If you’re substituting another yarn for this project, look for a wool or wool blend with good memory that feels comfortable on your feet and gives a solid fabric at the pattern’s gauge. Merino and superwash merino will work, just be aware that the finer fibres won’t stand up to wear as well as stronger wools. You will need approximately 155 (170, 185, 200, 215) yds/142 (155, 169, 183, 197) m, possibly more or less depending on slipper length.
Photos © Gale Zucker.