Pattern of the Week: Pavo Slipper Socks

Is there anything more satisfying than a pair of cozy, knit socks? There’s something so delightful about slipping your feet into a pair of warm socks when the year starts growing colder. My great-aunt Helen used to send my sisters and I new slipper socks every winter, and it was magical to have new, comfy slippers every year when the days started getting noticeably shorter.

Our Lazy Weekend Slipper Patterns feature some of our favorite knit slippers from the past few years. I’m particularly drawn to Chrissy Gardiner’s Pavo Slipper Socks. Knit in fingering or worsted-weight yarn, depending on the size, these would be perfect in a cozy wool or wool blend for autumn. The original pattern used Plymouth Galway Worsted (affiliate link) for the adult size, which comes in a number of beautiful colors.

The pattern uses Judy’s Magic Cast-On to knit the socks toe-up, which is a great method if you’ve never knit toe-up socks before! Each slipper has two cables running up the sides, which elevates the slipper by adding such a gorgeous visual element. The cuff on each sock is quite short, but could easily be lengthened up the calf. Honestly, these slippers would knit up so quickly—that’s the beauty of worsted weight!

Do you have a favorite slipper pattern? Comment below and let us know!

Remember to count your stitches!

Pattern Details

FINISHED SIZE 6 (8)” foot circumference and 7 (9¼)” long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable. To fit child medium (adult medium).

YARN Child’s: Plymouth Happy Feet 9 (0% superwash merino, 10% nylon; 192 yd [176 m]/50 g): #16 red/green/blue variegated, 1 skein.
Adult’s: Plymouth Galway Worsted Color Nep (90% wool, 10% polyester neps; 210 yd [192 m]/100g): #513 purple, 1 skein.

NEEDLES Child’s: Size 2 (2.75 mm). Adult’s: Size 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Cable needle (cn); markers (m); tapestry needle.

GAUGE Child’s: 15 sts and 24 rows = 2″ in St st; Adult’s: 11 sts and 17 rows = 2″ in St st.

Photos by Kathryn Martin.

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