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 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. We recommend Malabrigo Chunky yarn.
Use whatever needle you prefer for knitting small circumferences in the round.
Yarn weight: Bulky
Suggested needle size: US 8
Yardage: 95-180 yards (See table below for yardage by size. Choose the size that has a sole length approximately 1″ shorter than your foot.)
The matching child-sized Wee Woodland Loafers pattern is also available.
Woodland Loafers Pattern Tips
This pattern works up quick and is great for gifts!
The 1st part you knit is the sole, so you could skip swatching and use the sole as your swatch. Compare the sole length to the length of your foot. However, remember that you want your loafers to fit snugly, so the sole will need to be a bit shorter than your foot. You also have to account for how much the loafers will grow when blocked. So… you’ll probably need to make your sole 1″-2″ shorter than your foot. And remember, if your first pair is not the right size, you can always use them as a gift then make the necessary adjustments to knit another pair.
You could hold 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together instead of using bulky weight yarn. Malabrigo Rios would be a great yarn for this. It is 100% superwash merino wool, so it’s incredibly soft and a bit easier to care for than the recommended yarn, Malabrigo Chunky. Just remember that you will need twice as much yarn as the pattern calls for since you will be holding it double.
Adding these 2-piece suede slipper bottoms to the soles of your loafers will help them last longer.
For more complete lessons on how to knit the Woodland Loafers, check out our Woodland Loafers Knit Along.