DROPS / 104 / 4

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Felted DROPS slippers in ”Eskimo”

Shoe size: 35/37 - 38/39 - 40/42 - 43/44
4/5 – 5/6 – 6/7 (Uk sizes)
Measurement: See measurement diagram.
Materials: DROPS Eskimo
150-200-250-250 g colour no 14, dark grey
and use
50 g for all sizes colour no 08, red

DROPS needles size 8 mm – or the needle size needed to obtain correct knitting tension.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Knitting tension: 11 sts x 15 rows stocking sts with Eskimo = 10 x 10 cm.
After felting: 13.5 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm
Slippers: Knit slipper in one piece with seam mid front and mid back, start at mid front on top of foot with dark grey (see measurement diagram - D ).
Cast on 4-4-5-4 sts on needle size 8 mm with grey Eskimo. Knit in stocking sts. Inc on each side by casting on new sts at the same time on every other row as follows:
Right side (towards heel): 2 sts 3 times, 3 sts 2 times, 5-6-7-8 sts 1 time.
Left side (towards toe): 2 sts 5-6-6-7 times, 1 sts 3 times.
Total: 34-37-39-41 sts on row. Remember knitting tension!
When piece measures 22-24-24-25 cm insert a marking thread or stitch marker = mid under foot.
Now knit other side of slipper with dec rather than inc. Start dec when there are as many sts on marking thread or stitch marker as from last inc on each side forwards to marking thread or stitch marker. Cast off on every other row as follows:
On right side (from heel): 5-6-7-8 sts 1 time, 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 3 times.
On left side (from toe): 1 sts 3 times, 2 sts 5-6-6-7 times = 4-4-5-4 sts left. Cast off.
Assembly: Turn slipper mid under foot and sew seam mid top foot (incl cast on and cast off edge).
Pick up approx 55-60 sts around top opening with red (it is important that enough sts are picked up to avoid tightness). K1 round and P1 round, cast off. Sew seams mid back (A+B) in outermost half of outermost sts. Knit another slipper.
Felting: Put slippers into washing machine with detergent without enzymes or bleach. Wash at 40 C with normal spin and without pre-wash. Afterwards, put slippers on foot and shape to correct size while still wet. Wash slippers like wool after this.


= heel mid back, sew onto B
= heel mid back, sew onto A
= mid under foot
= start knitting here
= knitting direction.

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