Knitting – Wednesday Roundup – Slippers for the Boys


My knitting this past week was centered on little slippers. My young chiropractor and his wife just welcomed their third child in 5 years, all boys. I wanted to make something for the new baby but also include something useful for the two pre-schoolers.  I adapted my favorite pattern to make slippers in what I hope will be the appropriate sizes and took them in a knitted gift bag to the doctor yesterday.

This is the original pattern that I have adapted in many ways and may some day publish my own version. It’s an easy pattern and more forgiving in sizing than most. It’s a nice way to use up smaller portions of yarn.

Free pattern here: (paste url or type to search)

I also finished the Cloud of her Shoulders shawl in a child’s size and will definitely be making this in a larger size. It’s a very good, easy-to-read pattern and has a nice shape.  I like the slightly ruffled edge. and the shape is supposed to help keep the shawl from slipping off the shoulders. 

Here is the link to the free pattern:

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

4 thoughts on “Knitting – Wednesday Roundup – Slippers for the Boys”

  1. Lillian, those slippers are great. How thoughtful of you to think of the two older boys and not just the newborn. I think there’s going to be a lot of warm footsies in that house this winter!

    The shawl is too cute for words. Such a pretty shade of pink. I love the way the edge ruffles. And yes, that neckline looks like it won’t slip off your shoulders so easily. That’s a real plus!!

    You do beautiful work.
    🔹 Ginger 🔹

  2. The slippers are very useful and look so cute. I can just imagine little boy feet filling them up! The cloud shawl does look like it would stay on better. This is the one you are planning for an older lady on the Rez?

    1. Susan, I’ve made a larger triangle shawl for a senior lady that is ready to mail, but I do want to make one like this and take the pattern designer’s advice that people in wheel chairs need a shorter shawl that doesn’t get in the way of the wheels.

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