Calceiform (plus giveaway)

So those slippers? The ones that somehow manage to make even my somewhat…ah…substantial feet look very nearly shapely and elegant?  Yeah, they’re called Calceiform, and they’re out on ravelry today!  You can get them for 10% off for the next day or two with the code SHAPELY.

I just love how you put these together.  You start by knitting a heel flap and heel turn, just like you’d do for many top down socks.  then you pick up stitches around the heel flap and knit back and forth making all the pretty lacy bits, until the slipper almost wraps around your foot.  Then you do some decreases (it’s a lot like how you’d do a gusset on socks, just moved a bit farther down your foot), join it all up to work in the round, and zip on down to the toe.

The whole thing feels easy and familiar like a sock…but oh so much quicker (both because the yarn is thicker and because you’re making less fabric than you get in a sock).  And of course the finished slipper is ridiculously fetching…I just can’t get over the adorable little leaves on the toe!

I’ve got a skein of the lovely Opulence DK by String Theory that I used to make these to give away.  I bought two back when I found the yarn, but managed to get a pair for my rather substantial feet out of just one skein with enough left over that I wasn’t nervous, so I’ve got an extra skein to give to someone.

Just leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite pair of slippers.  They don’t have to be knit…fuzzy bunny slippers totally count too.  I just want to know I’m not alone in feeling like slippers make the world better!

And if you’re ready for a new pair of slippers, the pattern itself is up on ravelry.  You can use the code SHAPELY until the end of the day, Friday July 20 (eastern time) to take 10% off.

Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, July 20, 2018 will be entered to win.  I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their addresses, and arrange to send the yarn their way.  Be sure to use a real email address so I can contact you if you’ve won (I won’t do anything with those email addresses besides notify the winner).  If I do email you, I need to hear back from you within 72 hours or I will pick a new winner and contact them.  This is open to adults anywhere in the world, but I need a US mailing address to send yarn to.