Gift Dad the perfect, comfy, warm, no frills pair of slippers. Worked with bulky weight yarn, using two pegs as one on the knitting loom, will have you cranking out a pair in one afternoon.
PS: Sometimes, finding a willing male to photograph their feet is the most difficult part of the task.
Loom: KB All-n-One Loom, 80 pegs (use 2 pegs as one).
Yarn: Approx 106 yds of Super Bulky weight yarn. Sample used Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Charcoal.
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.
Size: S (M, L). Approx American men shoe size—S-8-9.5; M-9.5-11; L-11-12.5. Shown in a size S.
Gauge: 4 sts x 8 rows= 2 inches in stockinette
Sl=slip. Skip peg with yarn behind the peg
K2tog=knit two stitches together. Move stitch from the peg on the left to the peg on the right. Work/knit both loops as one loop.
Leave a 20 inch yarn tail at the beginning of the slip knot. Using 80 (88, 96) pegs total, use 2 pegs as one peg, cast on 40 (44, 48) sts, join to work in the rnd.
Rnd 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: p to the end of rnd.
Small Size—Go to *
Medium and Large Size
Rnd 13: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 14: p to the end of rnd.
Medium Size—Go to *
Large Size only
Rnd 15: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 16: p to the end of rnd.
Large size—go to *
*Next 4 rnds: k to the end of rnd.
BO 15 (16, 17) sts, k to the end rnd.
BO 15 (16, 17) sts, k to the end of rnd. (10 (12, 14)sts rem)
From this point on, cont working as a flat panel over the rem 10 (12, 14) sts.
Next row: sl1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Next 6 (7, 8) rows: k to the end of the row.
BO leaving a 10 inch yarn tail. Use yarn tail to seam down this side of the instep flap. Thread tapestry needle with yarn and seam down the other side of the instep flap. Thread tapestry needle with beginning yarn tail, seam the bottom of the sole close. Weave ends in. Block if necessary.
Note: To make them less slippery, use Puffy Fabric Paint to place a few dots under the sole.