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Free Knitting Pattern: Felted Mary Jane Scuffs

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern #: L10468
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
Finished Foot Length 9 (10, 11) in. (23 (25.5, 28) cm), after felting
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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Adorable Mary Jane straps give these felted slippers the charm of the classic girl's shoe style. A pair of these felted house shoes makes a great gift is perfect for chilly winter mornings and curling up under a warm afghan as you knit or crochet.
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Fishermen's Wool®

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*Fishermen's Wool (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
Only 202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool, 13% Acrylic, 9% Rayon ; package size: 8 oz  (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
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Additional Materials
Sewing needle and thread
2 buttons, 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter

Felted Mary Jane Scuffs

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®


15 sts + 19 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd), before felting. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.


1. Sole is worked back and forth in Garter st (k every row).
2. Sts for the sides are picked up along one side of the sole, the cast-on edge, and then along the opposite side of the sole. The sides are then worked in rnds.
3. The heel and sides are worked in Garter st worked in rnds (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd). The toe is worked in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd).
4. When knitting in the round on dpn, your sts do need to be divided fairly evenly onto the needles. If you are working with a set of 5 dpn, your sts should be divided among 4 needles. The total number of sts will not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that you are using - this is not a problem! Simply divide your sts as evenly as possible, you will still create a symmetrical 'tube' of knitting.

SCUFFS (make 2)

Beg at toe, with smaller needles, cast on 12 sts.
Rows 1-5: Knit.
Rows 6 (Increase Row ): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 14 sts.
Rows 7-12: Rep Rows 1-6 - 16 sts at the end of Row 12.
Knit 46 (50, 54) rows.
Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 14 sts rem.
Knit 25 (29, 33) rows.
Shape Heel Rep Decrease Row - 12 sts rem.
Knit 5 rows.
Rep Decrease Row -10 sts rem.
Knit 3 rows.
Shape Sides
To make the sides of the Scuff, you will continue to work the sts that are on your needle and add sts by picking up and knitting around the outside edge of the sole.
Rnd 1 (RS): With first double pointed needle, k5, place marker (pm) for beg of rnd, k5; with 2nd needle, pick up and k46 (50, 54) sts evenly spaced along side edge of sole; with 3rd needle, pick up and k12 sts across cast-on edge of sole; and with 4th needle, pick up and k46 (50, 54) sts evenly spaced along rem side edge of sole; k5 from first needle to bring you back to the end of rnd marker - 114 (122, 130) sts at the end of this rnd.
Redistribute sts over the 4 needles, placing 28 (30, 32) sts on each of the first 2 needles, and 29 (31, 33) sts on each of the last 2 needles.
Note: On Rnd 2, you will place markers to indicate where shaping will be worked. You may wish to use markers in a different color than the beg of rnd marker.
Rnd 2: P43 (47, 51), k1, pm, k13, pm, k13, pm, k1, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: K to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, slip marker (sm), k to 4 sts before next marker, k2tog, k2, sm, k2, k2tog, k to next marker, sm, k2tog, k to end - 110 (118, 126) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 4: P to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, k to 4 sts before next marker, k2tog, k2, sm, k2, k2tog, k to next marker, sm, k2tog, p to end - 106 (114, 122) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 5: K3, k2tog, k to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, k to 4 sts before next marker, k2tog, k2, sm, k2, k2tog, k to next marker, sm, k2tog, k to 5 sts before end of rnd, k2tog, k3 - 100 (108, 116) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 4 - 96 (104, 112) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 7 and 8: Rep Rnds 3 and 4 - 88 (96, 104) sts at the end of Rnd 8.
Rnd 9: K2, k2tog, k to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, k to 4 sts before next marker, k2tog, k2, sm, k2, k2tog, k to next marker, sm, k2tog, k to 4 sts before end, k2tog, k2 - 82 (90, 98) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 4 - 78 (86, 94) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 11 and 12: Rep Rnds 3 and 4 - 70 (78, 86) sts at the end of Rnd 12.
Bind off.

STRAP (make 1)
With smaller needles, cast on 70 sts.
Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st worked in rows (k on RS, p on WS) for 4 rows. Bind off.

Weave in ends.
Wash Scuffs and Strap by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry. Remove from dryer and pull into shape. Allow to dry.

Cut Strap in half to make 2 lengths. With sewing needle and thread, sew cut end of one Strap half to bound-off edge of Scuff just above toe. Rep with second half of Strap having cut end of Strap at opposite side of second Scuff. Sewn ends of Straps should both be at inside edge of foot.
For buttonhole, cut a small slit on unsewn end of Strap, about 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) from end. Sew button to Scuff opposite buttonhole. Rep for other Scuff.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
Pm = place marker rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 7 reviews)
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Felted Mary Jane Scuffs Reviewed by Aspasia Yeager on 2013-11-11 ****
Easy pattern, knits up in a weekend. I made many pairs of these for xmas gifts (and a few for myself). Love them!

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