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GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.
See diagram A.1.
Row 1 (= RS): * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, K 2.
Row 2 (= WS): K over K and P over P. Repeat 2nd row
First work an edge at the bottom of leg, then work the foot. Then work a loose leg across.
Cast on 37-37-39 sts on double pointed needles size 6 mm / US 10 with Andes. Work in GARTER ST in the round - see explanation above - until piece measures approx. 4 cm / 1½'', finish after 1 round P. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Now work piece back and forth.
Now keep the first 10 sts on the needle, slip the remaining 27-27-29 sts on 1 stitch holder. Now work a middle part according to PATTERN 2 – see explanation above, over the 10 sts – AT THE SAME TIME at the end of the next 2 rows cast on 1 new edge st (work edge st in GARTER ST - see explanation above) = 12 sts. When middle part measures 7-8½-10 cm / 2 3/4"-3 1/4"-4'', dec 1 edge st in each side = 10 sts. Then slip the sts from stitch holder back on needle and pick up 12-14-16 sts on each side of middle part (inside 1 edge st) = 61-65-71 sts on needle. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Insert 1 marker in the middle of the 10 sts on middle part (= mid front on toe) and 1 marker in st at the back of heel, there are 30-32-35 sts between markers in each side. Now continue piece in the round in garter st. When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', K 2 sts tog on each side of every marker on every other round (= 4 sts less per round). Continue dec until piece measures 5-5-6 cm / 2"-2"-2½". Bind off the remaining sts. Sew seams under foot in outer loops of edge sts to avoid a chunky seam.
LOOSE LEG WORKED ACROSS:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 22 sts on needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Andes. Work 4 ridges AT THE SAME TIME on last row inc 6 sts evenly = 28 sts. Work according to A.1 (= 28 sts) until piece measures approx. 35-36-38 cm / 13 3/4"-14 1/4"-15". Work 4 ridges AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row dec 6 sts evenly = 22 sts. Bind off. Place bind-off edge over cast-on edge and sew on 3 buttons for decoration through ridges on the leg.
Sew the loose leg worked across to cast-on edge on leg (i.e. cast-on edge for leg at beg of pattern). Sew the loose leg so that buttons are placed on the outside of slipper with opening faced backwards towards the heel – sew from WS so that seam is invisble.
Knit another slipper the same way, make sure that the leg opening is in the opposite side.
= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS