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Cottage Trip by DROPS Design

Felted DROPS men's slippers in ”Big Delight”.

DROPS Extra 0-900

DROPS design: Pattern no db-016
Yarn group C
US Men: 3½/5- 6/7- 7½/8- 9/10½
US Woman: 5/6½- 7½/8½- 9/10- 10½/12
EU: 35/37- 38/39- 40/42- 43/44
Slipper length: approx. 25-27-29-31 cm / 9 3/4"-10½"-11½"-12 1/4"

Materials: DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
100-100-200-200 g color no 13, gray

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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The slipper is worked in one and sewn tog mid front and mid back, beg at the top of instep.

Cast on 4-5-4-6 sts on needles 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, 10-12-14-16 sts 1 time.
Left side seen from RS (towards toe): 3 sts 7-7-8-9 times, 1 st 2-3-3-2 times.
After all inc are done there are 58-62-66-72 sts on needle. Continue in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 18-19-19-20 cm / 7"-7½"-7½"-8", insert a marker in piece = mid under foot. Now work the other side of slipper with dec instead of inc. Beg dec when as many cm /
inches have been worked from marker as from last inc in each side and until marker.
Note! Dec in right side beg when 2-3-4-4 dec have been done in left side.
Dec at beg of every row as follows:
Left side seen from RS (towards toe): 1 st 2-3-3-2 times, 3 sts 7-7-8-9 times.
Right side seen from RS (towards heel): 10-12-14-16 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 around the opening at the top on needle size 5 mm / US 8 (it is important to pick up enough sts to avoid a tight edge). K 2 rows. Bind off. Sew seam mid back in front loop of outermost sts. Knit another slipper.

Place the slippers in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash warm at 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 at regular wool program.

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