Knit slippers for someone, and you'll keep their toes warm. Give the slippers googly eyes, floppy ears, or a puffy tail, and you will give them and everyone they meet something to giggle about. Do you know someone who could use beyond-cute slippers that resemble a woodland creature, conjure an iconic movie scene, or sweep the wearer off to Oz? Fun and Fantastical Slippers to Knit adds a little fun to indoor footwear. They transport us back to those carefree days of childhood when playing dress-up and make-believe occupied hours of our time. Tweens, teens, hipsters, and even self-restrained adult-types are all rockin' these zaney and unique slippers. The twenty knit slippers in this book are designed in sizes to fit kids to adults and are coveted by guys and gals alike. They represent a variety of knitting styles; some are knitted and felted for extra comfort and warmth. Imagine pacing the floor in colorful joker booties or gazing over your big fluffy sheep slippers at the nightly news. Designed by author Mary Scott Huff, these slippers are every bit as adorable, and quirky as her fantastical hats!
Mary Scott Huff, author of Fantastical Hats to Knit (CPi, 2014) began as a classically trained actor and theatrical costume designer, but accidentally became a computer programmer somewhere along the way. In writing her first two books, The New Stranded Colorwork, and Teach Yourself Visually Color Knitting, Mary fled the realm of Information Technology to pursue a more yarn-centered way of life. The many friends she found along the way have helped her become a nationally-recognized designer, teacher and author. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Mary shares a wee little house there with her husband, two children, some Scottish Terriers, and more yarn than is strictly necessary. You can join Mary on her adventures playing with string at www.maryscotthuff.com
"These are incredible slippers...Some of them are kind of off the wall and some of them are more classic, like Penny Loafers."
"I like the look of these a lot, I think they would be a lot of fun to make...A little something for everyone who loves to wear slippers."
"They're super-quirky and they're really different and I like that." - The Knitmore Girls podcast, Episode 313
"This collection of twenty patterns has something for everyone. Whether you define your taste as classic, quirky, or cute, there is a project to suit you." - Molly Fletcher, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com
"There are slippers for kids, women and men in a variety of sizes and using a variety of yarn weights. Many designs are felted; instructions for felting are included. What knitter doesn't need a pair of Sheepish slippers? You'll find them here." - Creative Knitting