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GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.
GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side. Choose diagram for correct size.
BOTTOM PART OF LEG:
Cast on 36-38-40 stitches on double pointed needles size 6 mm / US 10 with Eskimo. Work in GARTER ST in the round - see explanation above - until piece measures approx. 4 cm / 1½'', finish after purling 1 round. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE
Now keep the first 9-11-11 stitches on round on needle, slip the remaining 27-27-29 stitches on a stitch holder. Work in 1 ridge in GARTER STITCH back and forth - see explanation above, over the 9-11-11 stitches, AT THE SAME TIME on first row cast on 1 new stitch in each side (edge stitches) and increase 1 stitch in the middle (increase by making 1 yarn over, on next row work yarn over twisted to avoid holes) = 12-14-14 stitches. Then work pattern as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, A.1 (= 10-12-12 stitches), finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Work A.1 4-5-6 times in total vertically. Piece measures approx. 7-8½-10 cm / 2 3/4"-8 1/4"-4''. Then knit 1 row while decreasing 1 edge stitch in each side and decrease 1 stitch in the middle (decrease by knitting 2 stitches together) = 9-11-11 stitches.
Then slip stitches from stitch holder back on needle and pick up 12-14-16 stitches on each side of middle part (inside 1 edge stitch) = 60-66-72 stitches on needle. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Insert 1 marker thread mid front of toe and 1 marker thread mid back on heel. Continue in the round in garter stitch. When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', knit 2 together on each side of every marker thread on every other round (= 4 stitches less per round) continue decrease until piece measures 5-5-6 cm / 2''-2''-2½'' – bind off. Sew together seam mid under foot in edge stitches to avoid a chunky seam.
TOP PART OF LEG:
Work the top part of leg back and forth. Pick up stitches from bottom part of leg (i.e. at cast-on edge), and work in opposite direction. Begin in one side of leg, begin from right side as follows: Cast on 3 stitches on double pointed needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Eskimo (= button band), then pick up 36-36-39 stitches evenly along the entire opening, finish by casting on 3 stitches (= button band) = 42-42-45 stitches.
Work next row as follows: 3 band stitches in garter stitch, * knit 3, 1 yarn over *, repeat from *-* until 3 stitches remain, finish with 3 band stitches in garter stitch = 54-54-58 stitches. Knit 1 row from right side (work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes), and knit 1 row from wrong side.
Then work as follows: Work 3 band stitches in garter stitch, A.2 12-12-13 times in total in width, finish with 3 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue like this until the top part of leg measures approx. 12 cm / 4¾'' - finish after last row in A.2. Work 2 ridges, AT THE SAME TIME on first row decrease 1 stitch over every cable = 42-42-45 stitches. Bind off.
Place bands over each other, place them so that front band is over band closest the heel. Fasten 4 decorative buttons through both layers.
Work another slipper the same way, make sure that the leg opening is in the opposite side.
= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over. On next row purl yarn over to make holes.
= knit 3, pass first stitch worked over the other 2 so that this stitch is around the last 2 stitches on right needle (= 1 stitch decreased)
= no stitch, skip square