Slipper Inspiration, Design & Techniques: Pom poms and Fringe

There are many designs in The Knitted Slipper Book that make use of pom poms and fringe. Pom poms are straight-up fun. My favorite part about making them is trimming the yarn ends (over the trash can!) and watching a full, fresh pom pom emerge. Fringe is another way to bring fullness, color and playfulness to slippers. Here are some of the images that caught my eye when I was thinking about adding pom poms and fringe to slippers, see my Pinterest board for all the original sources: 

And here are some of the slippers I made that make use of pom poms or fringe- I'm not including the Beaded Moccs or the Ankle Fringe Boots as I featured them last week when I was talking about beading

The Pom Pom Flats feature a handful of tiny pom poms on a chunky seed stitch slipper and I had a lot of fun using up yarn scraps to make them. 

Slipper Inspiration, Design & Techniques: Pom poms and Fringe

The Recycled Fringe Slippers always make me smile, they kinda remind me of a Muppet creature. They are two delicious layers of Malabrigo and are topped with over-the-top fringe. 

Slipper Inspiration, Design & Techniques: Pom poms and Fringe

Because it's a new technique for many people, I made a supplemental video showing how to make the recycled fringe. The complete directions for the fringe can be found in The Knitted Slipper Book.

The Sunday Morning Scuffs have a loopy knit fringe inner sole and generous trim that brings to mind plush sheepskin. 

Slipper Inspiration, Design & Techniques: Pom poms and Fringe

I made a video showing how I knit the loop stitch- it's fun to knit it in such a large scale! 

And finally, the Options Flats can be trimmed with one giant, perfect pom pom. They are a trim-to-wear yet fun slipper option. 

Slipper Inspiration, Design & Techniques: Pom poms and Fringe

Next week I'll talk about slippers for men as well as a menswear-inspired loafer for women. 

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