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i just finished a pair of socks for my husband, and he is scared to wear them and slipping and falling. I have googled on how to remedy this, but am wondering what you do.
I am also interested in any way to knit them nonskid as I go along.
This is the first time he has worn hand knit socks, and he loves the way they feel. Fraternal, but they fit 馃槉
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Inside slippers, shoes, or boots. I haven鈥檛 ever padded about completely unshod, except at a sandy beach.
 

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i just finished a pair of socks for my husband, and he is scared to wear them and slipping and falling. I have googled on how to remedy this, but am wondering what you do.
I am also interested in any way to knit them nonskid as I go along.
This is the first time he has worn hand knit socks, and he loves the way they feel. Fraternal, but they fit 馃槉 View attachment 1278595
At a craft/hobby store you can buy a bottle of liquid rubber meant for making flexible forms for molding figures. When the socks are finished, use a small paint brush (like for water colour paintings) and brush several thin layers (6-7) of the liquid rubber under the soles of the socks, letting each layer dry before applying the next.
This makes a flexible, durable, non-slip surface and the socks are machine washable (if the yarn as such is machine washable that is).
 

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I put "puffy paint" onto some socks and crochet slippers it did help with making them non slip.
 
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If your husband is using those socks as slippers around the house, you could spray the soles with Plasti Dip and that would keep him from slipping on wood/linoleum/concrete, etc., floors.

I knit adult type booties and always spray the soles with Plasti Dip so my recipients won't have to worry about slipping.

Plasti Dip can be found at about any hardware store or ordered online from Amazon
 

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i just finished a pair of socks for my husband, and he is scared to wear them and slipping and falling. I have googled on how to remedy this, but am wondering what you do.
I am also interested in any way to knit them nonskid as I go along.
This is the first time he has worn hand knit socks, and he loves the way they feel. Fraternal, but they fit 馃槉 View attachment 1278595
Your slipper socks look great! I鈥檓 in the process of sewing leather patches on the soles of my crocheted slipper socks. My socks are not meant to be worn in shoes but on the previous pair I made, the leather soles worked out well in the washing machine. I used waxed thread.
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My 2 older granddaughters wear their socks like slippers in the house so of course they don't last long...so now I only knit them slipper socks in a different fiber & less expensive than the sock yarn...

Putting some kind of dots or other non skid material on the bottom will change on they feel on his feet too...Wearing his socks with slippers is the way to go.
 

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Some time ago I saw a YouTube video of someone using tiny rubber bands and inserting them as she was knitting for the soles of slipper socks. (Not to be worn in shoes)
I saw something similar but the person used the tiny silicone bands that little girls use for their hair. I tried it and it works. I will look for the link when I get back from taking my car in for service later today. Btw they were indeed inserted whilst knitting but i think it would be possible to retro stitch them in, you would need patience.
 

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I saw something similar but the person used the tiny silicone bands that little girls use for their hair. I tried it and it works. I will look for the link when I get back from taking my car in for service later today. Btw they were indeed inserted whilst knitting but i think it would be possible to retro stitch them in, you would need patience.
 
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