March 11, 2008

Oh so cute Malabrigo loafers!

What a fun (and practical) knit! I will definitely make these again. They'll make great gift knits.
Malabrigo loafers
by Julie Weisenberger

Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky in Cognac
Knit on size 8Knitpicks Options circular needles via Magic Loop.

The pattern called for two strands of worsted Malabrigo, but I just couldn't be bothered, and so used the chunky. I thought about doing one of the optional embellishments Julie created, but because I am so pleased with the colors of this yarn, I think the embellishments would only distract, so I omitted them. I accomplished the short-row shaping in this pattern with yarn-overs instead of wrapped stitches. The yarn-over method is so easy, and very tidy indeed.

I bound off purlwise for the entire body of the loafer, and knitwise for the apron. While binding off purlwise, I did a knitwise every few stitches so the bind-off wouldn't curl.
Knitting took about three nights.
I may knit inserts for my loafers to make them extra cushiony!


Yarnhog said...

I'm so glad your finger has healed up and your knitting ability appears unimpaired! Those loafers are really cute. Maybe I'll offer some to my son. I'm a little tired of making felted clogs for him.

TheBlackSheep said...

Wow! Cute! Wonder if you could do those felted too.