Monday, May 19, 2008

Grandma Telford's slippers

Update:  Now available for free download on Ravelry here


Well, here is the pattern written up for my grandma's slippers. I'm posting it because someone asked, I've had it scribbled on paper for quite some time. Grandma taught me how to make these when I was about 6 years old, but she had been making these her whole life. I don't know where it came from, but I had never seen it anywhere else before (probably because no one can remember how to sew the things together! :-) Anyways, if anyone recognizes them, and knows of an original pattern source (again, my grandmother made these her whole life, so it would have to be a pretty old source :-) let me know. Again, this is written up from my memory of what she taught me...in about 1984. Thanks, Debbie

P.S. I couldn't find any other way to post this, if it's unreadable, and you want the pattern, send me a comment and I can email you the pdf that I made....I just don't know how to post a pdf on blogger :-)









PDF pattern link

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Snazzy!They look so cute. Little elf shoes. :)

cinnamongirl93 said...

You put a lot of work into putting that pattern together. How talented. It looks like a very nice project. One of these days I'll have to give it a try!

Wool Winder said...

So cute! I may have to try these one day. Sewing them together looks like a brain teaser puzzle, but with your great diagrams, I think I can do it.

Patty said...

Hi..just found this video..that looks just like your Gramdma's slipper


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKMFEkSKGHg

Debbie said...

Hi Patty,

Thanks for the video link. Those are VERY close to the same, they are definitely the closest construction that I've seen, but they're still a bit different in the orientation of the blocks before assembly, and so the way they are put together is a bit different...same product though. We've never felted ours.
My grandma's version starts out with less blocks in the long strip, and has one extra on the short side. It's neat that there are so many different ways to make the same thing!

Marianne said...

Great pattern! I am adding your post to my KnitSquare" page on Squidoo -
http://squidoo.com/knitsquare all about things you can knit using squares and rectangles. I would love a copy of the pdf if you want to email me.

nogaret98 said...

thank you. very cute and easy to do

Alessias said...

Thank you for this pattern, I've been searching it for ages! (Once my mother knitted me a pair of slippers looks like this, and now I want to repeat :)
Anyway, would I translate your tutorial? I'm Hungarian, and think that others would be happy to read it in their own language (I would say that the idea is yours, of course and would show your blog also)

Debbie said...

Hi Alessias!

Certainly translate it. That would be wonderful. It's a very commonly made slipper style, but I've found that people have many different ways to construct them. This is just the way my Grandma taught me.

Have fun knitting! :D