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Lace-up Slipper Sock from 1960's
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Mar 18, 2012 13:05:11   #
DonnieK
 
Hey Ya'll--hope you are all well and happy today and that you have had a spectacular week-end so far.
I am looking for a pattern that I am for sure was very popular about 1967 or 68. It was knitted, and it laced up the front with a crocheted chain. Very simple, but I really liked it. I have searched all of the places I know of and have found a similar one, but it does not lace up all the way down. I would like to find this pattern to make for a friend of mine.
Thanks to all who reply.
 
Mar 18, 2012 13:41:34   #
ladysjk
 
I don't know if this is what you're looking for but someone posted a pic and instructions of some they had made ggo to search at top of this page and type in knee high slippers, I think that will get you there.
Mar 18, 2012 21:03:34   #
DonnieK
 
These are similar, but, I am looking for the knitted ones. Thank you though.
Mar 19, 2012 10:46:51   #
aem
 
I DO REMEMBER these slippers. As a matter of fact, I remembermaking them. I don't know if I still have the pattern, if I do I'll send it to you. I'll email you if you send me your email address.I guess that would have to be done with a PM.
Ann
Mar 19, 2012 15:22:20   #
Hilda
 
I found this pattern in a Jan. 1972 Workbasket Magazine. I scanned it so isn't real clear as paper has yellowed. I remembered the picture but took a while to find it. Funny how I can remember a pattern from 40 years ago but can't remember where I planted some flower seeds a week ago!!
Hope this helps.
hippy slippers

Mar 19, 2012 22:18:29   #
Sunny Days
 
My mom made some of these lace-up slipper socks for my sisters and I when we were kids. Mine were red. I may have a pattern in my stash.
 
Mar 20, 2012 09:11:40   #
aem
 
Hi Donniek
I've been looking and so far I haven't been able to find that pattern. I'm beginning to think it may have been lost ormisplaced when I moved. So sorry.
Ann
Mar 28, 2015 03:16:32   #
JulieLanner
 
my mom made these too. thx for the vintage pattern. I'm going to try them.
Julie
 
          
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