Odd that the picture would come out making the bottom edge look so fuzzy and...fake. I promise I really did cast on stitches, I didn't scribble it in with magic marker.
Hmm, since you say it looks similar but possibly different, I wonder if it started out as fair isle but my grandmother changed something before handing the pattern down. I know she "perfected" her technique in making them by making other changes to the pattern, so I wouldn't be surprised if she modified that, too.
If anybody has ever seen these slippers or even just the pattern for them before, I'd love to know it. My mother calls them "doe shoes" but isn't sure why they're called that and neither of us knows how my grandmother acquired the pattern. They're such a staple in my family (everyone has a pair...and I've even started infiltrating them into my husband's side of the family) that I am curious about the pattern's history (if it even has one.)
Anyways, I'm rambling (bad habit!) Thanks again for taking a peek!