I think I deserve some new slippers. This time, instead of getting the ultimately warm but a little clunky and sometimes too hot Aunt Maggie's slippers, not that there's anything wrong with them, I simply chose to knit something a little lighter, a little prettier, a little more dainty.
("Slippers for Her" from the Red Heart web site)
This sweet ballet slipper is from Red Heart, although I knitted it in Michael's worsted weight Loops & Threads "Ruby". Don't tell. I also skipped the roses for me and added a simple pre-made satin ribbon bow but as a gift I would have knitted the pretty roses and leaf.
They're beautiful on the beautiful, thin, rested feet of the model so I included this photo from the web site. I can say that they feel sweet, tender, and heavenly only my tired, swollen, post 12 hour nightshift footies above. The only reservation I have about reccommending this pattern is that because my feet, like the rest of my body are adorably chubby, I had a little problem keeping the heels of the slippers on until I tied a satin ribbon (simple double knot) onto each side of each slipper so I could tie a bow to make them into Mary Janes. I don't even have to retie them every time, I just slip my feet out of them and back into them with the ribbons still tied. Problem solved. Eventually I may adapt the pattern but for now, the ribbons work well.
For the pattern, skip to: "Slippers for Her" from Red Heart yarn company.
Knitted in one flat piece with "Make 1" increases, folded in half, finished with a flat bottom and back seam.
Use a flat stitch of sewing from the outside edge of each bottom stitch and mattress stitch up the back. Looks and feels great.