Slippers For Kids

Slippers For Kids

What Is This About? 

A project for winter 2020, in partnership with Kootuitui Trust, Slippers for Kids involves supplying schools in the Kootuitui Trust cluster with really warm slippers knitted by community volunteers.

Slippers will be distributed by Kootuitui Trust to children in their schools.

What Is This About? 

A new project in partnership with Kootuitui Trust, Slippers for Kids, involves supplying schools in the Kootuitui Trust cluster with really warm slippers knitted by community volunteers.

Slippers will be distributed by Kootuitui Trust to children in their schools.

How It Works

Sustainable Papakura has donated wool, a pattern, and some spare needles for anyone wanting to knit for our local kids. We’ll also be glad to teach people to knit.

 The pattern is available here or can be emailed to volunteers.  Let us know if you would like a delivery of wool.

A knit in will be held at The Base on the first Saturday of each month April to August 2020, 10.30-2 pm to come along and learn or just knit in good company. 

How It Works

Sustainable Papakura has donated wool, a pattern, and some spare needles for anyone wanting to knit for our local kids. We’ll also be glad to teach people to knit.

 The pattern is available here or can be emailed to volunteers.  Let us know if you would like a delivery of wool.

A knit in will be held at The Base on the first Saturday of each month April to August 2020, 10.30-2 pm to come along and learn or just knit in good company.

The Pattern 

The Pattern

Grandma’s simple knitted slippers 


  • (from : Mary Gaines for favecrafts.com) 
  • Adapted for Sustainable Papakura-Kootuitui Trust Project” ‘Slippers for KIds 2020’ 
  • Beginner friendly pattern using knit and purl, garter stitch and rib. 
  • You can choose to make small, medium or large sizes for this project. 

what you'll need


  • 1 pair knitting needles size 8 (4mm) 
  • Double knitting wool, 100 grams, (2x 50 grams for small or medium), 120 grammes for large.. Pattern uses 2 strands. Works well to combine a soft and a very hard wearing ( eg carpet) yarn. Size of slippers will vary slightly according to yarn used. 
  • 2 buttons or small pompoms or other to decorate if  you wish. 
  • Wool needle with large eye. 

Instructions


Key: K= Knit, P= Purl 

Knit Heel: 

  • Using 2 strands, cast on 29 small, (35 medium, 41 large) stitches. 
  • Row 1, knit to end (this is the right side)
  • Row 2 K 9, (11,13), P1, K 9, (11,13), p1, K 9, (11,13)
  • Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until there are 15, (17,19) ridges on right side ending with Row 2

Knit Toe:

  • Row 1, P1, K 1 to end
  • Row 2, K1, P1 to end
  • Repeat these 2 rows until you have completed  12 rows (14, 16)
    Then work 1 row more. Cut yarn leaving 8cm end

Thread wool needle with one of the pieces of yarn and slide stitches off knitting needle on to wool needle. Pull up tightly to form toe end and stitch together firmly then with right sides together, stitch together two edges of ribbing up to garter stitch, end off . Now fold cast on edge in half and sew together to form heel. Turn right side out. Sew a button, pompom or tassle on to top of slipper in front of opening if you wish.