It takes me about 3 or 4 times to knit something before I get it the way I want. I am now into my third version of this slipper. So I think I might be getting close. The first time I followed the pattern as written. It looked complicated and scary. It had increases! And Short Rows! Anyway I did it and it came out perfectly. I was amazed. But after doing the first few rows of the pattern and understanding what I was doing I had the thought, “Oh, I could double knit this.” And so I did. I frogged slipper 1.0 because I needed the yarn. 2.0 came out very thick which is nice in a slipper. But a tad big. 2.0 was knit with Lion Brand Thick and Quick on size 10 straight needles. 3.0 is in worsted weight on size 8’s. This project is moving me forward as a knitter. Short rows and increases? Bring ‘em on! I’m grateful to Dan for taking the time to write out this pattern so carefully and so clearly. And grateful that he’s shared it with us so freely.