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