Last Minute Travel Slippers
6 (7, 8) in/15 (18, 20.5) cm circumference at the ball of the foot; length knit to fit. Meant to be worn with approximately 10% negative ease
Harrisville Designs Highland (100% Pure Virgin Wool; 200 yds/183 m per 3.5 oz/100 g), Woodsmoke: 1 skein OR
approx. 100 (125, 156) yds/92 (114, 143) m of worsted weight
US 5/3.75 mm needles for working small circumference in the round, or size needed for correct gauge
23 sts & 36 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, yarn needle
About the yarn
Harrisville Highland is a fairly springy, durable, woolen-spun, 2-ply worsted weight yarn. I chose this yarn for the sample because it’s hard wearing, has good memory, is fairly inexpensive, and comes in a wide range of beautiful colours. The woolen-spun structure gives a light, cushy, cohesive fabric for a comfortable surface under your feet. Though the yarn starts out a bit crunchy, it 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.
Photos © Gale Zucker.