** Hey, all there were some errors in the post which I fixed on 1/1/12. The sizing on the PDF and on the post didn’t match. I thought the PDF was correct, but after going back and doing some measuring it was not. I have fixed it. The correct measurements should have you knitting 5 inches (size 5), 5.5 inches (size 6), 6 inches (size 7), 6.5 inches (size 8), 7 inches (size 9). Thanks for understanding.
Christmas is less than two weeks away, but there is still plenty of time make a thoughtful homemade gift like these knit mary jane slippers.
Knit in bulky yarn, these slippers work up quickly and are easy enough for even beginning knitters. You only need one ball of yarn to make them, so spurge on a luxurious cashmere blend when making them for someone special (though they looks just a good in a less expensive yarn, like the Lion Brand Jiffy I used, too). The buttons on the straps are decorative which means you can use any fun ones you want.
Know someone who always has cold toes? Throw these in their stocking. Have someone on your list who travels a lot? A pair of these fits in their purse to slide on while flying. Or just make a pair for yourself for relaxing in front of the fire.
Mary Jane Slippers
(Hey guys, for the first time we are offering a downloadable PDF version of one of our knitting patterns. Download it here, Mary Jane Slippers Pattern. Hope you all like it.)
- 1 ball bulky or chunky weight yarn (you’ll need about 100 yards)
- Needle size will depend on the yarn you use but probably 8, 9 or 10
- tapestry needle
- 2 buttons (optional)
Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch
Cast on 28 stitches
Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit 2, purl 24, knit 2
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 5 inches (size 5), 5.5 inches (size 6), 6 inches (size 7), 6.5 inches (size 8), 7 inches (size 9). (If you are a half size you probably want to make the smaller size slipper as these do stretch.) Make sure to measure the stockinette portion not the garter stitch edge as the garter stitch actually pulls up tighter like a ribbing.
Work 2 more inches in stockinette stitch (you are not doing the knit stitches at the ends of the purl rows anymore) ending with a purl row.
Row 1: k2tog 14 times
Row 2: purl
Row 3: k2tog 7 times
Cut your yarn leaving about a 10 inch tail. Thread the tail on your tapestry needle. Starting with the stitch furthest away from the tail weave the tail through all the stitches on the needle creating a circle. Take the stitches off the needle and pull tight.
Using the tail from the toe sew the two side together until you reach the garter stitch border. Weave in your tail.
Pick up 2 stitches from the edge of the right side of the slipper at the middle point. Knit every row for 3 inches. Bind off. Sew this end to the matching spot on the left side of the slipper. Sew on a decorative button if you wish. Repeat for the other slipper but pick up the stitches from the left side & sew onto the right. Weave in ends.
If you make a pair of slippers we’d love to see then in our Flickr group!
If you find any errors in this pattern please let me know so I can fix it.
Copyright 2006 Kathy Lewinski
Do not sell or duplicate this pattern. Do not sell items made with this pattern. Do not teach this pattern without my permission. Thank you.
© 2005 – 2011 Kathy Lewinski & Susan Cornish