Materials list: 1 skein worsted weight yarn (4 oz. or 2 -3 1/2 oz skeins) 1 Pr # 9 knitting needles
This is a great hack to learn and we not only talk about crafts but also in our next post we will be showing you 12 Strategies for Balancing Support & Independence for Seniors and a special craft for the day !
Using 2 strands of yarn held together (one from each end of skein ). leaving an 18″ tail, cast on 29 sts.
Row 1 : knit each stitch
Row 2: k 9, p1, k9, P1, k9 repeat rows 1& 2 for 25 ridges (2 rows make a ridge). Or 1 1/2″ less than foot length.
Next Row: k1, p1, across row. repeat for 11 rows when complete, wind yarn over end of needle with knitted piece on it. With your fingers slip stitches one at a time over this yarn, this will create a loop. When all sts are on this loop, cut yarn, leaving about 18″ slip end of yarn thru this loop and pull. This will draw up stitches to form toe. Fold slipper right sides together and with a G hook, slip stitch toe for about 4 ridges. Slip stitch heel in same manner using yarn tail at beginning. Add pom pom to front of toe. This pattern can be adjusted for size using smaller needles and 27 sts instead of 29 which is adult size.