Saturday, May 15, 2010

Week Twenty: Hestia

After last week, I got a bit jealous of Z and decided I wanted a pair of slippers, too. Normally I am a long sock sort of girl, but some chilly mornings (even in May), I don't really feel like wrestling with the thigh-highs. I just want a cosy pair of slippers. And now I have them, and so can you. Hurrah!


Hestia is a pattern for cabled house slippers worked in the round.

Price: $4.50 (USD)

Yarn: You will need approximately 170 yards of a worsted-weight wool for best results. (Pictured: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Marine – worsted, 1 skein / 100g / 210 yards, 100% merino)

  • 4 US size 8 double-pointed needles
  • US size 8 cable needle or other cabling method of your choice
  • tapestry needle
Gauge: 4 inches = 17 sts / 30 rows in stockinette

Sizing: Finished slippers will be approximately 9.5 inches long (heel to toe) with a circumference of approximately 8 inches at the widest point when measured flat. Slippers should fit US women's size 7-11 (small to medium) feet.


  1. Ooo these look great! Thanks so much for the pattern Wendy. My next project I think!

  2. These are wonderful. Thank you for all your contributions to my knitting backlog! Seriously - I am grateful for such beautiful patterns.

  3. These slippers are pretty and functional! I just queued them and will be making them in the fall for sure. Thanks!

  4. Cute slippers! Thanks for the pattern. I've added them to my "to do" list.

  5. Ann - You're welcome! Enjoy!

    Cosmo - Aww, shucks. My pleasure.

    Amybel - Glad to hear it!

    Susan - Yay, glad you like them!