How to make the Court Jester slippers

Warm slippers on cold days are a must, plus they are also a wonderful present to give to others. So why not follow this lesson to learn how to knit the Court Jester slippers (DROPS 109-57), a simple, garter-stitch slipper at an angle, with 8 colors - you’ll find the step by step tutorial below.

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We work size 35/37 = 5/6 1/2 in this lesson; this size is written with bold text. The pattern is however available in sizes up to 44 = 12.

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Materials:
DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio (belongs to Yarn Group E)
50 g color 04, orchid
50 gr color 66, sea green
50 gr color 15, dark blue
50 gr color 20, plum
50 gr color 21, blue/violet
50 gr color 23, tan
50 gr color 36, amethyst
50 gr color 50, dark pink
(same amounts needed in all sizes)

DROPS Needle size 7 mm = US 10,75 – or the needle size which gives 12 stitches x 24 rows garter stitch on 10x10 cm = 4”x4”.

DROPS Crochet hook size 8 mm = US L/11 – for edge.

Needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a smaller needle size.


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Sizes: 35/37 = 5/6 1/2 - 38/40 = 7 1/2/9 - 42/44 = 10/12

SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The slippers are worked back and forth in squares before being sewn together to finish. We work Slipper 1 = M.1A in this lesson; when working slipper 2, you need to use the colors shown in M.1B.


CHANGING-STRAND TIP:
Start with a strand of length approx. 25 cm = 9 3/4” on each new ball. This strand-end is used during assembly.

MEASURING TIP:
It is important to maintain the knitting gauge and be careful when measuring, so the squares have equal sides. The diagonal of 1 square x 2 is equivalent to the length of the slipper.

COLOR:
The 8-colored slipper is worked according to the color diagrams (M.1A and B) which give you the colors of the different squares; M.1A = Slipper 1 and M.1B = Slipper 2

SQUARES:
See M.2 for square-number.

ASSEMBLY:
See M.2 for assembly. M.3 shows the position of the squares after assembly

GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
Knit each row - 1 ridge = 2 knitted rows.


SLIPPER 1 (M.1A):
Cast on 10-11-12 stitches 7 with sea green (or dark pink when working M.1B). Read Measuring tip! Work garter stitch - see description above - for 8½-9-10 cm = 3 1/4”-3 1/2”-4” (= square 1 / color 66, sea green).

Change to orchid and work garter stitch for -9-10 cm = 3 1/4”-3 1/2”-4” (= square 2 / /color 04, orchid).

Change to tan and work garter stitch for -9-10 cm = 3 1/4”-3 1/2”-4” (= square 3 / color 23, tan).

Change to plum and work garter stitch for -9-10 cm = 3 1/4”-3 1/2”-4” (= square 4 / color 20, plum).

Change to blue/violet and work garter stitch for -9-10 cm = 3 1/4”-3 1/2”-4” (= square 5 / color 21, blue/violet).

Change to dark blue and work garter stitch for -9-10 cm = 3 1/4”-3 1/2”-4” (= square 6 / color 15, dark blue).

When you have worked 6 squares in a row and the piece measures 51-54-60 cm = 20”-21 1/4”-23 5/8”, bind off.

Then pick up 10-11-12 stitches on the right side of square 2 with amethyst (= square 7 / color 36, amethyst). Work garter stitch for -9-10 cm = 3 1/4”-3 1/2”-4”, bind off.

Pick up 10-11-12 stitches on the left side of square 6 with dark pink (= square 8 / color 50, dark pink) and work garter stitch for -9-10 cm = 3 1/4”-3 1/2”-4”, bind off.

Now the slipper is assembled.
Fold the slipper and sew squares 5 and 8 together neatly, edge to edge, see A in M.2.

Fold the slipper so squares 7 and 8 can be sewn together edge to edge, see B in M.2.

Fold the slipper so squares 3 and 8 can be sewn together edge to edge, see C in M.2.

Fold the slipper so squares 4 and 6 can be sewn together edge to edge, see D in M.2.

Fold the slipper so squares 5 and 6 can be sewn together edge to edge, see E in M.2.

Fold the slipper so squares 2 and 3 can be sewn together edge to edge, see F in M.2.

Fold the slipper so squares 1 and 4 can be sewn together edge to edge, see G in M.2.

The sole on the slipper is 24-26-28 cm = 9 1/2”-10 1/4”-11” in length. Work 1 more slipper in the same way but according to M.1B for the colors.


Slipper M.1A – turned to the left. Slipper M.1A- turned to the right.

CROCHET EDGE:
Work a crochet-edge around the opening with color of your choice and using hook size 8 mm = US L/11.

Start in a stitch mid-back and fasten the strand with 1 slip stitch. Continue in the round as follows: * 1 single crochet, 2 chain stitches, skip 0,5 - 1,0 cm = 1/8”-3/8” *, repeat from*-*, finish with 1 slip stitch in the first single crochet.

Finished

We hope you enjoyed making these slippers with us!

We can’t wait to see how your pair turned out! Post your pictures on social media using hashtags #dropsalong and #courtjesterslippers - or submit your project to the #dropsfan gallery

Need some help?

If you need more information about the different stitches or techniques used in this pattern, here’s a list of lessons and video tutorials that will help you along:

Comments (2)

Barbara Lowell 29.02.2020 - 06:16:

I am unable to ask a question it keeps saying I have either a link or words that are forbidden????

DROPS Design 02.03.2020 - 13:11:

Dear Mrs Lowell, sorry for the convinience, try to reword your question/comment - and please send us the word you are using on our Facebook, depending of the language the list might have to be edited. Happy knitting!

Claude Lefebvre 18.02.2020 - 13:51:

Bonjour, merci pour ce tuto. Mais ne pourrait-on pas réaliser ces chaussons plus grand pour les feutrer ?? Cela serait aussi très joli, non ?

DROPS Design 19.02.2020 - 09:30:

Bonjour Mme Lefebvre, vous avez à votre disposition deux modèles de chaussons feutrés réalisés de cette façon, mais avec des laines du groupe C: Elfies, en Big Delight et Cosy Toes, en Nepal. Bon tricot!

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