These footy slippers have garter stitch soles, stocking stitch uppers and optional i-cord laces.
Not only are they practical and fun to wear, but they also make a fantastic novelty gift for every one-eyed supporter. The patterns includes six sizes, so you can knit a pair for everyone in the family!
The slippers have been divided into three styles, based on the number of colours required, accommodating all eighteen AFL teams.
If you prefer rugby or soccer or any other sport over Australian rules football, you can still use this pattern just substitute your own club colours.
To fit foot: 14 (18-20-23-25-27) cm [5½ (7-8-9-10-10½) ins].
Yarn required: Lincraft Double Knitting 8ply, 100g balls@266m. 1 ball of each colour.
Needles required: A pair of 4.00mm [UK 8, US 6] knitting needles. 2 double-pointed 4.00mm [UK 8, US 6] knitting needles (for optional i-cord laces). Wool needle for sewing up.
Tension: 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm [4 ins] over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles.
Pattern rating: Easy.
Please note that this pattern is protected by copyright and you do not have permission to copy or resell this pattern. You may, however, sell the knitted product.
- Includes both centimetres and inches
- Includes six sizes
- Easy pattern rating
Materials you need at home:
- Yarn required: Lincraft Double Knitting 8ply, 100g balls@266m. 1 ball of each colour.
- Needles required: A pair of 4.00mm [UK 8, US 6] knitting needles. 2 double-pointed 4.00mm [UK 8, US 6] knitting needles (for optional i-cord laces).
- Wool needle for sewing up.
I have been addicted to knitting for over 35 years (I started very young!) and I love being able to take a ball of yarn and a pair of needles and make something gorgeous and individual yet practical.
As a child I designed and knitted clothes for my toy elephants (elephants are my other obsession), during high school I knitted baby clothes and sold them at local craft markets then during my university days I knitted for a local yarn shop. While knitting was my passion, at that stage I never thought of making it my career.
After spending 10 years in the medical profession I came across a job ad for a knitting pattern design writer and suddenly I realised it was possible to combine my passion with my work. I was lucky enough to get that job and I have been working as a pattern writer, pattern designer and proofreader ever since.
As well as creating my own designs, I continue to work for yarn companies in Australia and overseas.
Along with my love of knitting, I hold Diplomas in both Comprehensive Writing and Professional Book Editing, Proofreading and Publishing.
I love what I do and I hope you will enjoy knitting my patterns as much as I have enjoyed creating them.