Work up these easy super bulky knit slipper socks in a flash for a quick gift for yourself or someone else!
Design Story and Inspiration for this Slipper Sock Pattern
I designed this easy free pattern for the Holiday Maker’s Challenge, where a group of us work together to make as many holiday gifts as possible before Christmas. This pattern makes a super warm winter gift.
Things in our challenge have to meet certain criteria:
1. Use stash yarn
2. Works up quickly and easily (even a beginner knitter can make these)
3. Are well-received by recipients
This pattern hits all three of these points! Want to join us for the challenge? There’s still time! Learn more here.
Yarn Options for this Free Knitting Pattern
This pattern uses super bulky yarn (Weight category #6). I used Yarn Bee Effortless Super Bulky. You will be using only size 8 needles with this yarn, so it is quite a bit smaller than a yarn usually used with super bulky. This makes for tight, close stitches that are super warm.
You can use any super bulky yarn that gets gauge, and you can also hold two or three strands of other yarns (such as worsted weight yarn or bulky yarn) together to get gauge.
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Cozy Knit Slipper Socks Pattern Details
This pattern is knit in Stockinette Stitch (St st), which is knit one row, purl one row. This pattern is knit flat, not in the round.
It is knit from the heel to the toe. The back of the heel is shaped first, then the sides are cast on and knit even to the toe shaping. Finally, the toe area is decreased.
This pattern is written for women’s sizes 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10. If possible, it’s best to know the foot length of the person you are making these for, but if that is not possible, you can make their shoe size. These slippers do stretch a bit and fit a variety of sizes.
I especially like this pattern in wool or alpaca. Yarn used is an alpaca blend.
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Easy Super Bulky Knit Slipper Socks
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Yarn Bee Effortless Super Bulky, 1 skein Misty Lake (or any yarn that gets gauge, any color you like)
Knitting Needles: US Size 8 (5.00mm)
Notions: Locking Stitch Markers, yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 13 sts and 19 rows = 4″ in St st
Finished Size: 8 1/2 (9, 10)” foot length to fit women’s sizes 5/6 (7/8, 9/10) Shown in largest size on model who wears a size 9 shoe.
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
Knit Front and Back (kfb) – knit into front and back of same stitch (increases one stitch)
Purl Front and Back (pfb) – purl into front and back of same stitch (increases one stitch)
Knit 2 together (K2tog) – insert needle into 2 sts knitwise and knit together as one
Slip slip knit (Ssk) – slip first st knitwise, slip second st purlwise, insert left needle into front of stitches and knit together as one
Purl 2 together (P2tog) – insert needle into 2 sts purlwise and purl together as one
Purl 2 together through the back loop (P2togtbl) – slip next 2 sts knitwise, transfer back to left hand needle, insert right needle into back of both loops (working them as if they are one stitch) and complete purl stitch
Knit Slipper Socks Pattern
Cast on 2 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit (2 sts).
Row 2 (Inc Row): Pfb, p (3 sts).
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5 (Inc Row): Kfb, k to end (4 sts).
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8 (Inc Row): Pfb, p to end (5 sts).
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: Purl.
Rows 11-16: Repeat rows 5-10 (7 sts).
Row 17 (Inc Row): Repeat row 5 (8 sts).
Row 18 (Inc Row): Cast on 10 sts, purl to end (18 sts).
Row 19 (Inc Row): Cast on 10 sts, knit to end (28 sts).
Place locking stitch marker on last stitch or row 19 to mark placement.
Continue working in Stockinette stitch as established for 4” from marker.
Place locking stitch markers at each end of last row, removing earlier stitch marker.
Continue working in Stockinette St for 3 (3.5, 4) more inches from second set of markers, ending with a RS row.
Row 1: P3, (p2tog, p3) twice, *p2togtbl, p3; repeat from * to end (24 sts).
Row 2: K3, (ssk, k2) twice, *k2tog, k2; repeat from * to end (18 sts).
Row 3: (P2tog, p1) three times, *p2togtbl, p1; repeat from * to end (12 sts).
Row 4: (Ssk) three times, (k2tog) three times (6 sts).
Break yarn leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining 6 sts and pull tightly to close.
Sew top seam with the mattress stitch to stitch markers.
Seam heel on both sides.
Weave in ends.
Common Questions about Knit Slipper Socks
Slipper socks can be knit in the round on double pointed needles or circular needles or they can be knit flat. This easy pattern is knit flat and the top and heel area are seamed at the end.
The best way to do this is by buying sock stop and placing small dots of it on the bottom of your sole. You can also sew suede or leather patches to the bottom of the slippers.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this free knitting pattern! Be sure to check out all of my free knitting patterns here.