Making Sincerely Louise’s fox slippers from Mollie Makes

Hello! So in the last week I’ve shared a travel post and a marketing post… so it’s well and truly time to get back to something crafty! So today I’m sharing with you a recent make – Sincerely Louise’s fox slippers (the pattern is from Mollie Makes).

Confession time: I love foxes. I don’t know what it is about them, something about them being the underdog and disliked by many, but I think they’re beautiful. There seems to be a lot of fox paraphernalia around these days, which I generally don’t like (remember when it was owls?!), but I couldn’t resist Sincerely Louise‘s fox slippers pattern when it popped up in Mollie Makes issue 61 just before Christmas.


Making Sincerely Louise's fox slippers - pattern from Mollie Makes - using Bergere De France Ideal yarn to knit these slippers. Post via This Little Space of Mine


Before I get started, if you haven’t heard of Sincerely Louise’s before, she has a book called Faux Taxidermy Knits available which contains… well, exactly as the title suggests. The knits look like a lot of fun to make and I love Louise’s style.


Making Sincerely Louise's fox slippers - pattern from Mollie Makes - using Bergere De France Ideal yarn to knit these slippers. Post via This Little Space of Mine


Sincerely Louise’s fox slippers

Here are a few work in progress pics from my Instagram feed

You’ll need:


Making Sincerely Louise's fox slippers - pattern from Mollie Makes - using Bergere De France Ideal yarn to knit these slippers. Post via This Little Space of Mine


While the pattern suggested you could carry the yarn when a shade isn’t in use, I was concerned I’d catch my feet in them over time so bravely decided to give intarsia a go. I’ve tried it maybe twice before and was pretty nervous but after watching a couple of YouTube videos and just getting on with it, I was pleased with the end result. It’s in no way perfect and I could definitely improve, but it wasn’t a disaster.

I should also mention that reading the instructions is so important; I bought the yarn and was about to start and then realised the pattern was for size 6, when I’m size 4.5/5. Oops. The pattern even gives you alternative yarn ideas for smaller sizes but silly me it was a bit late for that, so I opted to go for 2.5mm and 3mm knitting needles – swapping 3.5mm for 3mm. A little risky but thankfully they fit me perfectly.

When I made the first slipper I found I spent a lot of time detangling threads of yarn compared to just knitting. I was working with a total of five threads of yarn (2 cream and 3 in orange), so it was kind of the inevitable but really put me off starting the second slipper. After a bit of a google and asking on Instagram I found knitters often use embroidery bobbins and boy what a difference it made! There was still a little bit of tangling, but nothing compared to the first time around. Definitely a top tip; someone also suggested used a peg, which could work in the same way.

In terms of the yarn I used, I’d never heard of Bergere De France before and found it soft and easy to work with. It reminded me of the MillaMia soft aran I recently worked with, though the two are blended very differently.


Making Sincerely Louise's fox slippers - pattern from Mollie Makes - using Bergere De France Ideal yarn to knit these slippers. Post via This Little Space of Mine


So that’s it. Aren’t they cute? I haven’t stopped wearing them!

Oh and if you love foxes as much as I do, be sure to let me know and also check out my fox themed Pinterest board.

Follow Leanne | This Little Space’s board Foxes on Pinterest.

What’ve you been making recently? A big thanks to Mollie Makes and Sincerely Louise for this slipper pattern!

Leanne x

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9 Comments on Making Sincerely Louise’s fox slippers from Mollie Makes

  1. Amy
    13/03/2016 at 10:10 am (1 year ago)

    Oh I love Sincerely Louise patterns…these foxes are gorgeous!

    Reply
    • Leanne Beale
      14/03/2016 at 9:00 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Amy, they’re so cute! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Bobbie Kirby
    11/05/2016 at 4:59 am (12 months ago)

    What ply yarn is Beregere de France please wanting to make the fox slippers but cannot obtain the particular thread . many thanks

    Reply
  3. anne romeril
    22/07/2016 at 2:05 am (9 months ago)

    where can I get the pattern for the fox slippers they look so nice.

    regards Anne

    Reply
    • Leanne Beale
      26/07/2016 at 9:17 am (9 months ago)

      Hi Anne, the pattern is from Mollie Makes – I believe you can buy past issues over on their website. 🙂 Thanks x

      Reply
      • Anne
        27/07/2016 at 9:34 am (9 months ago)

        Thanks ended up buying the book ?

        Reply

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