Unfortunately, I should’ve known that laceweight cashmere is a bad choice for slippers. I did have some rather pretty, natural worsted yarn in my stash, so I went about using that to do a mockup. I chose Oh, Slip as my pattern, but was dismayed to find that the pattern was actually calling for a doubled sock yarn… But I thought I’d give it a shot with the worsted I had:
The first one, which was completed in mere hours, was a bit disappointing. The construction is basic: Short row toe, some shaping for the foot, and a short row heel. The pattern is well-written, but the fit was pretty rough. The heel came up too high, so my ankle joint kept pushing the slipper lower, off my foot. The sides were a bit shallow, as well. I do love the purled opening/ bind off, but I’m not thrilled with the yarn. I think I’ll look through my stash a little more tonight, as I finish a matching slipper to the one above… Might as well have a pair! I’ll use them around the house.
In other news, I scored an awesome knit dress at Free People last week. It was on sale! I love Free People, because they always have kickass knits that can, at the very least, serve as inspiration. Here’s the dress on me:
I love the details: the chiffon slip and ties, the shaping at the waist… It’s so comfortable, too! Here’s a back view, courtesy of the website:
I love finding good knits! Any other stores I should shop at? Leave ’em in the comments!