Central Asian Slippers

Years ago Russians handed me slippers made by their mom from Fergana valley in Uzbekistan. I borrowed one and figured out that it was a crescent knit flat with short rows in garter stitch, folded in half with the outer edge and points sewn together. Flying from MI to CA over July 4th I knit these two pair as a wedding present for my ex wife's cousin, explaining that the key to a long marriage is being able to walk a mile in your spouse's shoes. She's not likely to believe my marital advice, but I hope that these his and hers "tapki" keep them cosy during cold Minnesota winters.

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MMario's picture


MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Tom Hart's picture

Ditto on the brilliancy! It's like a discovery from yesteryear. Beautiful job.

Interesting slippers. Any possibility on posting a pattern or a more detailed description on how they are made?

Brilliant slippers. More details on construction would be great.

michaelpthompson's picture

I agree, looks interesting, but it's hard to figure out where you folded them and such. Great looking slippers though.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

Thanks everyone for the compliments. I'll write up the pattern and send it to anyone who requests it and sends me an email address. -- Dan

chipsir's picture

These are great gifts, a superb job!!!!!!

chipsir's picture

I did try o send a private message requesting the pattern but it kept coming up "access denied", hope you did get it with my email address