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GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.
See diagram A.1. Work entire pattern in stocking st.
Inc 1 st on each side of the middle 2 sts by making 1 YO, on next row work the YOs twisted to avoid holes.
Piece is worked back and forth on needle from mid back, beg at the top and work downwards.
Cast on 40-40-52 sts on needle size 4 mm with light grey. Work 5 rows in stocking st (1st row = P from WS). Insert 1 marker in the middle of piece and 1 marker in one of the sides - NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM MARKER IN THE SIDE.
Work next row as follows from RS: 1 edge st in GARTER ST - see explanation above, work pattern according to diagram A.1A until 1 st remains before marker in the middle of needle (= 3-3-4 repetitions of 6 sts), work 2 sts in stocking st with light grey (= mid front of slipper), work pattern according to diagram A.1B over the next 18-18-24 sts and finish with 1 edge st in GARTER ST. Continue pattern like this (when A.1 has been worked, continue with light grey until finished measurements). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 3-3-4 cm from marker in the side inc 1 st on each side of the 2 middle sts on needle – READ INCREASE TIP (= 2 sts inc). Repeat inc on every row (i.e. from both RS and WS) 17-19-18 times in total = 74-78-88 sts - NOTE: Work the inc sts in the pattern. After last inc cast off 5 sts at beg of the next 2 rows = 64-68-78 sts remain on needle and piece measures approx. 12-13-13 cm from marker in the side.
Work 27-29-34 sts, slip these sts on 1 stitch holder or spare needle, work the next 10 sts (= mid front on slipper) and slip the remaining 27-29-34 sts on 1 stitch holder or spare needle. Work in garter st back and forth over the 10 sts (= sole) AT THE SAME TIME K last st on every row (both from RS and WS) tog with first st on stitch holder/spare needle. Repeat until all sts on stitch holder/spare needle in each side have been worked. Cast off the 10 sts in garter st on sole.
Sew seam mid back on slipper - sew edge to edge in front loop of outermost st in garter st to avoid a chunky seam. Then sew cast-off edge on sole to slipper mid back where there is an opening.
Make a pompom with cerise, 4-5 cm in diameter and fasten it at the front of slipper.
Knit another slipper.
= light grey