Woodland Loafers KAL

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Woodland Loafers KAL

The Woodland Loafers are cozy little hugs for your feet and they are super quick to knit. Incorporating heel, toe and sole shaping; these slippers are designed to fit and stay on your feet. 

Knit both flat and in the round, and the best part… There is absolutely no finishing required!

And did we mention they are super quick to knit? And super cozy? They’re made with 95-180 yards of chunky yarn, depending on your size, and size 8 circular needles and/or DPNs.

Use whatever needle you prefer for knitting small circumferences in the round. If you’re not sure, I suggest using the Magic Loop method with a 32″ or longer circular needle. We’ll cover the Magic Loop method in the lessons.

In the Woodland Loafers KAL you will learn how to:

  • Make a proper swatch to test your gauge
  • Read your knitting so you can always tell what row you are on
  • Use a lifeline so you never have to rip all your work out again 
  • Magic Loop method of knitting in the round
  • A variety of increases and decreases
  • Wrap and turn short rows
  • Make an i-cord
  • Pick up and knit
  • Cable cast on

Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off prior to starting this KAL. 

Recommended Supplies

  • Woodland Loafers pattern or Wee Woodland Loafers pattern, depending on which size you want to make (see the note in the yarn requirements section below). I’ve written the lessons based on the Woodland Loafers pattern, but the “Wee” pattern is very similar.
  • Chunky/Bulky weight yarn for the Woodland Loafers pattern; Aran or heavy worsted weight yarn for the Wee Woodland Loafers pattern. We recommend: 
    • Malabrigo Chunky for the Woodland Loafers pattern. 
    • Cestari Mount Vernon Worsted or The Fibre Company Arranmore for the Wee Woodland Loafers.

      NOTE: All of these yarns are very soft and your feet will love them! But they are NOT machine washable. For easy care loafers, choose a synthetic or superwash wool yarn. I don’t recommend making loafers with plant-based fibers. Plant-based fibers have very little memory, so they tend to stretch out of shape.

    • Yarn requirements:
      NOTE: I recommend that you choose the size with a sole length 1 size smaller than your foot. The inch measurements in the tables below are the FINISHED measurements. Socks and slippers need about 10% negative ease to stay on your feet properly. I explain this in detail in the lessons.

      Woodland Loafers (bulky yarn)

      Woodland Loafers Yarn Requirements

      Wee Woodland Loafers (heavy worsted or aran weight yarn)
      Wee Woodland Loafers Yarn Requirements by Size
  • Needles:
    • For Woodland Loafers pattern: US 8 (5mm) circular needles or DPNs – whichever you prefer for knitting small circumferences in the round. A 16” circular needle works for the larger sizes; a 32” or longer circular needle can be used with the magic loop method to knit any size.
    • For the Wee Woodland Loafers pattern: US 5 (3.75mm) DPNs or long circular needle for the magic loop method of knitting in the round
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Suede slipper bottoms (optional but recommended)

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Remember: 

  • Malabrigo Chunky yarn for the Woodland Loafers pattern. 
  • Cestari Mount Vernon Worsted or The Fibre Company Arranmore yarn for the Wee Woodland Loafers pattern.
ImageNamePriceBuy Short Description
Cestari Mount Vernon Worsted$15.99

Cestari Mount Vernon Worsted is a 2-ply 100% merino wool yarn. Though it is called “worsted”, it is actually an aran weight yarn spun on a traditional woolen system. 178 yards/100 grams

This yarn is NOT superwash and will felt.

Clover Locking Stitch Markers$5.49

These durable Clover locking stitch markers are the most versatile stitch markers. You can use them on your knitting needles or pin them to your fabric to keep track of your stitches and progress.

20/pack

Clover Soft Stitch Ring Markers$5.25

These flexible Clover soft stitch ring markers are pliable and easy on your hands. The package includes 10 small and 20 large stitch markers. The small stitch markers fit needle sizes 0 to 5 and the large stitch markers fit needle sizes 5 to 11.

30/pack

Dritz Tapestry Needles$2.19

Large-eyed tapestry needles with blunt points that allow the needle to pass easily between fabric yarns. Five size 16 tapestry needles in each pack.

Malabrigo Chunky$11.60

Malabrigo Chunky is an incredibly soft and squishy 100% merino bulky weight yarn in a range of semi-solid and hand dyed colorways. 100 grams / 104 yards

Suede 2-Piece Slipper Bottoms$11.50$12.50

Suede 2-piece slipper bottoms are perfect for protecting the soles of slippers when full soles are not appropriate. This ingenious design protects the heel and toe/ball area of your sole – where the most wear typically happens – in a wonderfully discreet manner that does not change the appearance of your slippers.

The Fiber Company Arranmore$21.00

Arranmore blends cashmere and silk with a fine merino wool to create an authentic tweed yarn of the finest quality. 175 yards/100 grams

Wee Woodland Loafers Pattern$5.50

Wee Woodland Loafers pattern by Claire Slade. You will receive this pattern as a PDF via email in a day or 2. If you supply your Ravelry ID during checkout, it will also be added to your Ravelry library.

The matching adult-sized Woodland Loafers pattern is also available.

 

Woodland Loafers Pattern$5.50

Woodland Loafers pattern by Claire Slade. You will receive this pattern as a PDF via email in a day or 2. If you supply your Ravelry ID during checkout, it will also be added to your Ravelry library.

The matching child-sized Wee Woodland Loafers pattern is also available.

 

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Knitting Your Woodland Loafers

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