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Knitted Slip Stitch Slippers

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I would like to thank Mona for testing this pattern for me, also for her suggestions for making the instructions easier for new knitters to understand. You can see slippers that Mona made from this pattern at http://knitting57039.tripod.com


Thanks to Olly for sending me this picture of the slipper she made from this pattern.



Thanks again to Olly! She sent me a picture of the slippers she made with Phentex yarn. She said she did not have to adjust the pattern at all. She said it was slower working with the Phentex as it's stiffer yarn. (As it is tougher yarn, the slippers will last longer.)



MATERIALS
Yarn: 2 balls of 4 ply worsted weight yarn in different colors. I bought large balls of yarn so I am not sure how much I used but I had lots left over. So this pattern does not use much yarn. I used black and white but you can use any color combinations that you want.

Needles: 5 mm, either double pointed or circular. I like the circular needles as I find them easier to work with.

Gauge: 6 sts = 1 inch, 8 rows = 1 inch.

Size: These will fit a 9 1/2 inch foot. They will be very easy to adjust for smaller and larger sizes. To keep in pattern, add 4 stitches. This will increase the width almost 1 inch. For the length, to increase 1 inch work 8 more rows, to shorten the length by 1 inch leave off 8 rows. As well, you can increase or decrease the length by a 1/2 inch by adding or subtracting 4 rows. I should add that these slippers are very stretchy.

Abbreviations used:
sts - stitches
K - Knit
P - Purl
sl2 - slip 2 stitches (all stitches are slipped "purl wise", that is "as if to purl", but instead of doing the purl, simply move the stitch from the left needle to the right needle without working it.)

Cast on 36 sts

Rows 1 & 2 - With Color A (Black) K
Row 3 - With Color B (White) *K2, sl2 with the yarn in back*, repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 4 - With Color B (White) *Sl2, P2 with the yarn in front*, repeat from * to * to end of row.
Rows 5 & 6 - With Color A (Black) K
Row 7 - With Color B (White) *Sl2, K2 with the yarn in back*, repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 8 - With Color B (White) *P2, sl2 with the yarn in front*, repeat from * to * to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 - 8 for 8 more times to Row 72.

Row 73 - With Color A (Black) K
Row 74 - With Color A (Black) K2, (K2tog, K7) repeat 3 times, K2tog, K5 (32 sts)
Row 75 - With Color B (White) *K2, sl2 with the yarn in back*, repeat to end of row.
Row 76 - With Color B (White) *Sl2, P2 with the yarn in front*, repeat to end of row.
Row 77 - With Color A (Black) K2, (K2tog, K6) repeat 3 times, K2tog, K4 (28 sts)
Row 78 - With Color A (Black) K2, (K2tog, K5) repeat 3 times, K2tog, K3 (24 sts)

Cut yarn about 15 inches from Knitting needle. Put on a darning needle and remove the stitches from the knitting needle onto the tail end of yarn. Turn slipper inside out and pull yarn tight to close up end. Sew to secure. Continue to sew across top of slipper leaving enough room for foot opening (about 6 inches across the top). Sew up back of slipper.


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