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Felted DROPS slippers in "Big Delight".

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DROPS 147-18

DROPS design: Pattern no db-014
Yarn group C
Shoe size:
US 5/6½ - 7½/8½ - 9/10 – 10½/12
EU 35/37 - 38/39 - 40/42 - 43/44

Foot length: approx. 25-27-29-31 cm /

Materials: DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
100-100-200-200 g in color no 07, sunrise

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’ before felting.
After felting 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’ = 23 sts x 34 rows.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
The slipper is worked in one with a seam mid front and mid back, beg at the top of instep.

Cast on 4-5-4-6 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Big Delight. Work in stockinette st.
Inc in each side by casting on new sts at the end of every row as follows:
Right side seen from RS (towards heel): 3 sts 3 times, 4 sts 3 times, 9-11-13-15 sts 1 time.
Left side seen from RS (towards toe): 3 sts 7-7-8-9 times, 1 st 3-4-4-3 times.
After all inc are done there are 58-62-66-72 sts on needle.
Continue in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
When piece measures 18-19-19-20 cm / 7”-7½”-7½”-8”, insert a marker in the piece = mid under foot.
Now work the other side of slipper with bind offs instead of cast ons.
Beg bind off when piece is the same length from marker as from last inc in each side and up to marker - NOTE! bind offs in right side beg when 3-4-5-5 bind offs have been done in the left side.
Bind off at beg of every row as follows:
Left side seen from RS (towards toe): 1 st 3-4-4-3 times, 3 sts 7-7-8-9 times.
Right side seen from RS (towards heel): 9-11-13-15 sts 1 time, 4 sts 3 times, 3 sts 3 times = 4-5-4-6 sts remain. Bind off.

Fold the slipper mid under foot and sew seam mid on top of foot (incl cast on and bind off edge).
Pick up approx. 55 to 60 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 around the opening at the top (it is important to pick up enough sts to avoid a tight edge). K 2 rows. Bind off.
Sew seam mid back in outermost sts. Make another slipper.

Place the slippers in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at warm 40C/104F with normal spin but no pre-wash. Put on the slippers and shape it to the correct size while it is still wet.
At subsequent wash, wash the slippers cold at regular wool program.
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