Chunky Slipper Socks Using Rowan Cocoon
Slipper socks are one of our favorite quick knits. In a chunky yarn they’re even quicker—and cozier! The Chunky Slipper Socks, a free pattern reminiscent of our Turkish Bed Socks, have a few added, clever details. With a sturdy heel, a pretty slip-stitch edging around the ankle, and oodles of warmth and squish, we never want to take these slippers off our feet!
We’ve knit our Chunky Slipper Socks in one of the cuddliest yarns on our shelves—Rowan Cocoon! This chunky-weight yarn is a softly spun blend of merino and mohair. Unlike most mohair yarns, Cocoon isn’t brushed to a fuzzy finish. This means the long mohair fibers twist smoothly alongside the merino for great structure, sturdiness, and softness!
Choose width; work to any length.
Adult Medium (Wide); Approx. 8 (9 1/4)"/20 (23.5)cm around foot.
Instructions given for medium width; wide width in parentheses ( ).
1 skein Rowan Cocoon (126 yds/115m) or an equivalent chunky-weight yarn, yields up to 11 (10)"/28 (25)cm foot length.
Note: To adjust length, add or subtract approx. 12 (14) yds/m per knitted 1"/2.5cm, per pair.
Samples shown in Frost 806 and Crag 809.
US 7 (4.5mm) set of 5 double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Blunt darning needle to finish.
Approx. 20 sts/28 rows= 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Note: In printed mailers received before January 14, 2019 there was an error in the heel section. Please see our errata page for the correction.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
Dec(’d) = decrease(d); K = knit; K2Tog = knit 2 sts together; P = purl; RS = right side; Sl = slip purlwise; SSK = slip, slip, knit (slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, insert left needle into front of 2 slipped sts from left; from this position, K2Tog); St(s) = stitch(es); St St = stockinette stitch (K on RS, P on WS); WS = wrong side; WYIB = with yarn in back; WYIF = with yarn in front.
Using cable cast-on method, cast on 6 sts.
Starting with knit row, work 16 (18) rows in St St. With RS facing, bind off to end (1 st remains on right needle). Do not cut yarn or fasten off.
Row 1 (RS): Pivot work a quarter turn clockwise, pick up and knit 12 (13) sts evenly spaced along edge; pivot work a quarter turn clockwise, with Needle 2, pick up and knit 4 sts along cast-on edge; pivot work a quarter turn clockwise, with Needle 3, pick up and knit 13 (14) sts evenly spaced along edge. [30 (32) sts]
Work as follows for 3 1⁄2"/9cm, beginning with WS row and ending with RS row:
Row 1 (WS): WYIF Sl 2 sts, purl to end. Row 2 (RS): WYIB Sl 2 sts, knit to end.
WS facing, continuing with Needle 3, cable cast-on 11 (13) sts firmly; turn work. To join in round, WYIB slip first st on Needle 1 to Needle 3; pass last cast-on st over. [40 (44) sts] Redistribute sts evenly on 4 needles with center of cast-on sts as new beginning of round. Knit in round until piece measures 1 3⁄4 (2)"/4.5 (5)cm shorter than desired finished length. Note: Finished foot length should be approx. 1⁄2"/1cm shorter than actual foot length to help keep slippers snug on feet!
Round 1 (dec): Needle 1: K to last 3 sts, K2Tog, K1; Needle 2: K1, SSK, K to end; Needles 3 & 4: Repeat as for Needles 1 & 2. Round 2: Knit. Repeat Rounds 1 & 2 ’til 24 sts remain, ending with Round 2. Repeat Round 1 until 8 sts remain.
Break yarn, leaving 8"/20cm tail. With darning needle, thread tail through all sts; draw up tightly. Weave in ends on WS. Wet block if desired.
COLOR: 818 Quarry Tile. Weathered barn red.
COLOR: 823 Petal. Heather pink.
COLOR: 830 Mink. Blushing taupe.
COLOR: 806 Frost. Champagne beige.
COLOR: 825 Clay. Frosted sage.
COLOR: 833 Duck Down. Deep duck egg blue.
COLOR: 813 Seascape. Luminous teal.
COLOR: 829 Hedge. Cedar bough.
COLOR: 816 Kiwi. Fresh spring green.
COLOR: 815 Amber. Deep toffee gold.
COLOR: 808 Tundra. Sheepy grey-brown...yum.
COLOR: 809 Crag. Loamy earth.
COLOR: 835 Umber. Fresh violet.
COLOR: 812 Bilberry. Dusty plum.
COLOR: 811 Lavender Ice. Dried lavender grey.
COLOR: 827 Misty Blue. Washed denim.
COLOR: 805 Mountain. Charcoal heather.
COLOR: 804 Shale. Grey flannel.
COLOR: 803 Scree. Granite grey.
COLOR: 802 Alpine. Sweatshirt grey.
COLOR: 801 Polar. Heavy cream.
COLOR: 838 Venus. Warm chestnut.
COLOR: 839 Jupiter. Dusty olive.
COLOR: 837 Saturn. Deep amethyst.
COLOR: 836 Moon. Soft baby blue.
COLOR: 841 Mercury. Muted sage.
COLOR: 843 Vega. Khaki pants.
COLOR: 844 Pluto. Dusty pumpkin.
COLOR: 845 Sirius. Forest.
COLOR: 849 Dove. Dusty lavender.
COLOR: 846 Petrol. Moody navy blue.
COLOR: 848 Beetroot. Burgundy.
COLOR: 851 Misty Rose. Soft, muted, rosy pink, touched with lavender.
COLOR: 850 Breeze. Soft, hazy aqua blue.
COLOR: 852 Eucalyptus. Soothing mint green.
Free digital Chunky Slipper Socks pattern. (Download)