|Kitcheners Stitch instead of knitting a heel.|
I've used Doris yarn from Vartofta, 100 % wool and circular needle 3 mm. (Gauge: 5 sts and 6 rows over 1"x 1"). The edge is crocheted with some scrap yarn, Karisma from Drops and hook 4 mm. Both slippers weigh approx 60 g including the crocheted edge.
I use the techniques Judy's Magic Cast On and Magic Loop. The pattern is for size 38 but the length is easy to adjust.
CO 20 stitches (10 sts /needle).
Toe: Increase every other round, after 1st and before last stitch on each needle until you have 24 sts/ needle, a totalt of 48 sts.
Knit until the work measures approx 8 cm or as long as you want the slipper to reach up on your foot.
On first needle: knit 10, knit 2 tog, knit 2 tog in back loops, knit 10. Continue to knit sole stitches on 2nd needle as before, knit on first needle again until you reach the decreases in the center - turn! From now on you knit back and forth from the center.
My feet measures approx 24 cm so I knit until the work is about 22 cm (without stretching the work). I like it to sit snuggly on the feet and not flop away.
Knit 21 sts, knit 2 tog in back loops, knit 2 tog, knit 21 sts. This is to make a small decrease closest to the heel.
Sew the heel stitches together using Kitcheners Stitch.
The edge is freehand crocheted but I made it something like this:
Starting in the center of upper foot, I made a single crochet, then making 3 long stitches with yarn over in between every stitch and not pulling through. When all 6 loops are on the hook, yarn over and pull through all loops = you get something that looks like a "crow's foot". I made 2 single crochet between every "crow's foot". Break yarn.
The strap is made afterwards by fasten the yarn where I wanted it to be, chain 8 and fasten the chain on the other side. Then single crochet back and forth, making sure I fasten the stitches in the side properly when I turn.
|Crocheted edge and "strap".|
|Feels nice :-)|