The Woodstove Series: Chushki and Mekitza

And finally, to round out my little ebook, I bring you Chushki:


and Mekitza:


Chushki is a super-quick little pair of house slippers, in garter stitch with just a couple little slipped-stitch accents. The pattern is written for a slipper of about 9″ unstretched, but is easily adjustable for whatever size you want to make. For an adult foot, cast on the same number of stitches, and aim for a slipper just about one inch shorter than the intended wearer’s foot (these will stretch to fit nice and snug).

With Mekitza, there are no such sizing quibbles. Just cast on with some great big needles and go. This would be an ideal project if you’d like to try short rows for the first time.

These two patterns, along with Snezhanka and Pechka, are included in my Woodstove Series.

In creating the Woodstove Series, my intention was to present wearable designs that would appeal to knitters of all levels, that would be clear enough for beginners to understand but fun enough for advanced knitters. These are all quick, chunky knits, with some fun details. I’d love to see what kinds of color combinations other people might come up with for these designs. If you have questions about any of the patterns, or you’re thinking about casting on one of them, leave me a comment and I’ll respond.

3 thoughts on “The Woodstove Series: Chushki and Mekitza

  1. Carrie Pogorelc Kolev November 12, 2017 / 1:45 am

    Hello! I found you on Ravelry after searching for “Bulgarian wool slippers knitting pattern”—I realized today I want to learn how to make terlitzi since my husband’s grandmothers have recently passed away. I bought your pattern and now I have a slight roadblock…I don’t know how to knit yet! Can you recommend videos or books for beginners? Have you published any teaching resources?

    • Huelo November 17, 2017 / 3:05 am

      Hi Carrie!
      That’s great that you want to learn to knit! This video series is really good. I also suggest you check yarn stores, craft stores and community centers near where you live, because they might offer classes. Good luck!

      • Carrie Pogorelc Kolev November 17, 2017 / 4:43 am

        Lovely! Thank you!

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