Hestia Slippers designed by Mieka John


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Heista Slippers designed by Mieka John

Swaddle your feet in these soft, wooly slippers. Let the dense, cushy fabric created by delicate tuck stitches and brioche wrap snuggly around your ankles and go about your day comforted by the cozy, warm wool of the thrummed soles. These slippers will envelop your feet in comfort and gratitude and help on those mornings you want to hold onto the gentle warmth of your bed just a little bit longer.


  • Sole Length: 7.85 (8.75)” / 20 (22.5) cm Width of slipper body: 4” / 10 cm
  • 1 (2) to be worn with 1–1.5” / 2.5–4 cm of negative ease in length


  • Ulysse by De Rerum Natura (100% merino wool, 202 yd / 185 m – 50g)
  • The Main Colour uses 1 skein of colourway Fusain
  • The Contrast Colour uses 1 skein of colourway Goéland
  • Harvest Hues Tops byJohn Arbon Textiles (65% Falklands Merino / 35% Devon Zwartbles), 20g in colorway Pomegranate.

You can use any Sport Weight Yarn for this project.  We suggest that you can use The Fibre Co Lore DK, Adriafil Alpaca Sierra Andina and The Jaunty Yarn Hand Dyed Tops for the slipper soles.


  • Needle A:
    One set of DPNs in size needed to obtain gauge for panels Suggested Size: US 4 /3.5 mm
  • Needle B:
    One 16” / 40 cm circular five sizes larger than Needle A for sole Suggested Size: US 9 / 5.5 mm


  • Stitch markers, locking stitch markers, and tapestry needle.


  • 22 sts x 52 rows to 4” / 10 cm in tuck stitch pattern, blocked


Tuck stitches are a special kind of stitch that create beautiful, textured fabrics using slipped stitches, yarnovers, brks and brps. Brioche is a popular exam- ple of the kind of fabric tuck stitches can create.

Creating a tuck stitch begins with slipping a stitch and creating a yarnover at the same time by carry- ing the working yarn over the stitch (sl1yo). Working those stitches together with their yarnovers pulls that yarn over onto the shoulder of the slipped stitch. When the slipped stitch is knit, it is called a brioche knit (brk). When the slipped stitch is purled, it is called a brioche purl (brp). With these three stitches, the possibilities are endless. This pattern works with single tuck stitches meaning there is only one layer of yarnovers on the slipped stitches but it’s possible to slip the same stitch multiple times adding a yarnover each time until you finally brk or brp it with all its yarnovers.

This pattern is worked flat and each time you work a row with either MC or CC, it is counted as a row but you do not turn your work after each row. In this pattern, after the row is worked with MC, the work

is slided across the DPN or circular needle and the same side of the work is worked with CC for the next row. This brings both working yarns to the end of the row, ready to turn and work the other side starting again with MC.