Pocketbook slippers

ASimpleHomestead.com - Pocketbook slippers side view

This is what happens when you don’t post projects as they are being produced … you miss some!  Abbi over at Proverbs31Living commented on my Christmas gifts post: “The pocketbook slippers are neat. It is hard to imagine just how they work without seeing them on.”  I was going to point her to a previous post … and realized I’d never created it!

So, here is how those funky pocketbook slippers work:

ASimpleHomestead.com - Pocketbook slippers
ASimpleHomestead.com - Pocketbook slippers side view

Here they are on my feet. Hopefully you can see the transformation where the toe and heel stretch to fit. Since the main part of the slipper is all done in 2×2 ribbing, they are super-stretchy – much like most hat brims.

ASimpleHomestead.com - Pocketbook slippers

This is what they look like from the top. Actually, the other ones I made looked better. This was the very first pair and I needed to improve my seaming technique.

ASimpleHomestead.com - Pocketbook slippers child version

I also attempted to make a child-size version for Little Chick by downsizing. I didn’t do so great. They need more “material” over the toe and heel area to help them stay on better. I’m going to add some stitches to these already made slippers instead of starting over. Hers were done in a nice soft cotton to encourage her to use them. She probably won’t though. We have a tough time keeping her well-clothed, even in the dead of winter (indoors is 65°F)!

I hope that clears things up.  When I said it was funny to watch the recipients look at them in wonderment, I wasn’t intentionally trying to leave my readers with the same puzzle! LOL

4 Replies to “Pocketbook slippers”

  1. I like them. That looks like a project I might like to try sometime.

    1. If you know how to knit and purl, these are so easy!

  2. These are super cute. I love stretchy projects that look different on versus off. Thanks for sharing at the Knitting Love Link Party!

  3. Oh no! It happens to the best of us. 😅 Thanks for sharing the comment from Abbi; the pocketbook slippers do sound intriguing. Maybe a dedicated post explaining their magic could be a fun addition! Looking forward to seeing how they work.

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