View Full Version : Tropical Punch Slipper Socks

Pink Dandelion
09-01-2006, 04:10 AM
I finished these slipper socks for my grandma a couple weeks ago. The socks aren't anything fancy, but I though the color combinations turned out nice (if I do say so myself ;) ) . It's actually a really simple sock, made to my mom's 'sock formula' and done on a US size 9 needles (5.5 mm) and 2 strands of a dk/worsted yarn held together so they went SUPER fast. These are my grandma's favorite slippers - I think my mom has made her at least 5 pairs and she's always asking for more :rofl:

Due to a bunch of requests for the pattern my mom and I finally put it up here: http://www.beartoes.com/patterns/tropicalpunch.html . Though since it's just basic sock instructions it can hardly be called a 'pattern' more like a sock recipe ;) but because of the simplicity I think it would make a great learning sock.

09-01-2006, 07:43 AM
:heart: :heart: :heart: I can't wait to make some for me!!!!

09-01-2006, 07:53 AM
I love those colors! Thanks for the pattern.

09-01-2006, 09:30 AM
Those are cute -- the colors look great together! Thanks for the pattern!

09-01-2006, 09:32 AM
Wow those are so cool maybe I will try them when I get a little bravery Yikes!! :roflhard:

09-01-2006, 09:46 AM
Purty purty! Thanks for the pattern!

09-01-2006, 09:51 AM
Those look so comfy -- perfect for padding around the house during colder months, I bet. Thanks for the pattern!

09-01-2006, 09:52 AM
I already started some and am finished the ribbing I think I know what everybody is getting for christmas!!

09-01-2006, 11:09 AM
gorgeous! :inlove:

09-01-2006, 12:08 PM
<---- working up the courage

can anyone suggest some yarns I could use?

09-01-2006, 12:19 PM
AAahhhhh! HAHAHAHA Those are sooooo cute!

09-01-2006, 12:51 PM
I like the short cuff version too! :cheering:

Thanks for sharing the recipe! :happydance:

09-01-2006, 04:35 PM
<---- working up the courage

can anyone suggest some yarns I could use?

WTG, you can do it!! For your 1st sock it's good to choose a dk or worsted wt yarn and anywhere from size 6-8 dps; this way you can knit the sock a bit quicker and not get put off by the really small needles and yarn, and, it's just easier, actually. Grab your yarn and needles and go for it :cheering: :cheering:

I'm loving your colorful tropicals, PD :cheering: :cheering:

09-01-2006, 04:44 PM
Wow! I LOVE the colorful yarn! It's hard to stay happy in the winter, but I think those socks would make me happy. :cheering:

09-01-2006, 04:45 PM
PS - Will DEFINITELY be using your pattern for Christmas knitting! Thanks so much for writing it!

Jan in CA
09-01-2006, 05:17 PM
Those are so pretty!!

09-01-2006, 05:24 PM
Such fun colors!! Awesome socks! :thumbsup:

09-01-2006, 06:47 PM
I attempted knitting a sock before.... but the wee little needles and tiny yarn ended up frusterating me too much! Plus I lost count how many times I had to frog it for various reasons! Maybe using the worsted weight will do the trick!

I just noticed that Caron Simply Soft was used here... I'm on a super strict budget so this would be perfect! :cheering:

09-01-2006, 07:36 PM
Very very cute! Thanks for the pattern! :muah:

09-02-2006, 09:53 AM
THE COLORS ARE GREEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

09-02-2006, 12:05 PM
oh those are so cute!! I haven't done socks yet and have been thinking about attempting them but it all looks so intimidating... I looked over your 'recipe' and it look like something I might be able to do....
thanks so much for sharing!!

09-02-2006, 03:12 PM
So cute! :heart: the colors

Pink Dandelion
09-03-2006, 11:56 AM
Thanks ya'll! :mrgreen:

09-04-2006, 12:36 PM
I LOVE the colors!! those are adorable. Thanks for the recipe.

09-04-2006, 12:43 PM
I've found my Christmas gift pattern! :happydance:

Thanks for the great design!

09-08-2006, 03:34 PM
Thanks so much for the pattern! I am ready for my first pair of socks and I think these are the ones I want to make! DPNs, here I come! :cheering: