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How do you knit slippers?

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Knitting slippers is a relatively easy task for even the most novice knitter. One recommendation for knitting slippers is for the knitter to find a pattern that she feels comfortable with. The slippers will require a combination of knit and purl stitches, before sewing the slippers into shape with the excess yarn.

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Some directions for knitting slippers will advise making both slippers at once so the knitter doesn't end up with one lonely slipper without finishing the project. Both slippers can be cast on the same needle using two different spools of yarn. Recommended supplies include a set of #9 knitting needles that are at least 14 inches long, 300 yards of either one or two colors of yarn, and one large-eyed needle. If two colors of yarn are used, the knitter will need 150 yards of each color.

To knit the slippers, the knitter will have to know the basic techniques of casting on stitches, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and knitting or purling two stitches together. It is necessary to pay attention to the recommended size of the slippers used in the pattern. Many patterns will include directions for adjusting the size if they are needed in a larger or smaller form. Adjusting the size is as simple as adding or subtracting stitches from the pattern.

Advanced knitters can seek out slipper patterns that include pompoms, straps or animal designs, but beginners are advised to start simple and work up to the more challenging templates.

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