Also called ‘Sand Sandals’, ‘Water Sandals’ or ‘Slave Sandals’
I’ve searched ravelry for a pattern, but the only one I could find was this one here.
It was not what I had in mind, so I came up with my own idea.
I used Pearl yarn (Lace weight yarn?) and Needle size 1.5(US) / 2.5mm
(I think, it would work with sock yarn too, maybe you need to adjust the cast on a bit,
less stitches with thicker yarn)
15.03.2013 – Added another (nicer?) beginning:
Cast on the necessary stitches on 1 two pointed needle
(The necessary stitches depend on how you want to close the sandal around your ankle. I love the metal clasps with easy opening and closing. If you don’t have those, cast on more stitches to tie a knot or even longer to wrap it up around your leg and then tie a knot at your calf)
1Row K2, P2, turn
1Row Knit, turn
1Row K2, yo, K2tog (this would be a good place to add your Bling at the yo), turn
1Row knit, turn
Bind off a quarter of the stitches on one side, finish the row, turn
Bind off a Quarter of the stitches, finish the row
Start the pattern
*Purl 1, Knit 2 together* 3 stitches before end of the row: Purl 1, lift stitch back to left needle, slip 2nd last stitch over it and slip stitch back to right needle, Purl last stitch
Wrong side row: K3 *yo, K2tog*
Repeat pattern until 3st remain
With these 3 stitches knit an I-Cord until you reach the toes,
keep working I-Cord until you can make a loop around your toe,
bind off and sow it together to form a loop
Weave in the ends,
I put some Clips and a clasp to the two ends, you should be able to get them in any handicraft store.
This makes for much easier putting on / taking off (and looks nicer?)
Old pattern / first try:
Cast on 48St
distribute to 4 double pointed needles
1 Rnd *K2, yo, K2tog* (in this round you can add Bling where you make the Yarnover)
Cast off / Bind off half the stitches, leave the rest on 1 needle
1 Rnd *K2, yo, K2tog*
Purl 1 Rnd (K2tog 2nd and 3rd st & 3st before end of the row: Purl 1, lift stitch back to left needle, slip 2nd last stitch over it and slip stitch back to right needle, Purl last stitch)
1Rnd K3 *yo, K2tog*
Knit in pattern until 3st remain
Stockinette stitch or knit an I-Cord until you reach the toes,
measure in between,
keep working Stockinette stitch or I-Cord until you can make a loop around your toe, fasten with 3 stitches to the main cord (or Cast off and sow it on), Weave in the ends, finished 🙂
My shoe size is a European 39. Increase or decrease the cast on a bit, depending on size and yarn used.
Please don’t copy the pattern to offer it for sale.
Feel free to sell the finished products. A link back to me would be appreciated, but is no requirement.