Slipper Experiments

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Exploring some slipper & sock construction techniques!

Bright red, split toe Romano-Egyptian socks circa A.D. 250 to A.D. 420
David Jackson [CC BY-SA 2.0 uk], via Wikimedia Commons

Knitters are amazing at coming up with new ways to construct all sorts of garments – especially socks! From this ancient Romano-Egyptian pair (a technique I don’t see myself using any time soon!) to any of the newer sock construction techniques (such as those found in the 2016 Creative Sock Construction Roundup), there are plenty of unique techniques to experiment with!

I love experimenting with knitting construction techniques, so I’m thrilled to have so many options to test out. Here’s an overview of my first two experiments:

Patterns mentioned: Chunky Slipper Socks & Barnim-Style Stockings

Are you a sock/slipper knitting fan? If so, what are your favorite construction techniques? Let me know!

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