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DROPS 104-10 by DROPS Design

Felted DROPS slippers in 2 threads ”Eskimo”

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Size: 35/37 - 38/39 - 40/42 - 43/45
UK size: 4/5 – 5/6 – 6/7

Length before wash: 35-38-40-43 cm.
Length after wash, outer measurements:
25-28-29-31 cm.

Materials: DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio
Colour alternative 1
200-250-250-300 g colour no 01, off white
Colour alternative 2
100-150-150-150 g colour no 08, red
100-150-150-150 g colour no 19, orange/pink print

DROPS needles size 10 mm – or the needle size needed to obtain correct knitting tension.

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pattern type: slippers, shoe size: 35-37 (22cm), 38-40 (24cm), 41-43 (27cm), 44-46 (30cm), theme: christmas, tips & help: felted,

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Knitting tension/gauge: 9 sts x 12 rows stocking sts with 2 threads Eskimo = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’] before felting.
And 10 sts x approx 13.6 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’] after felting.

Slipper: Remember knitting tension/gauge! Knit slipper in one piece with seam mid top of foot, start at heel. Knit on needle size 10 mm [US 15] with 2 threads Eskimo: 2 threads of same colour or 1 thread of each colour.
Cast on 9-9-11-11 sts.
1st row: First row: Knit while increasing 1 st at each end of row
2nd row: Knit. =11-11-13-13 sts. Change to stocking st.
3rd row: K3, Increase in next st. K to last 4 sts. Increase in the next st. K last 3 sts.
4th row: Purl.
Repeat row 3 and 4 for 1-1-0-1 more time = 15-15-15-17 sts.
Work in stocking stitch until the piece measures
8.5-7.5-8.5-11 cm [3,35”- 2,95”- 3,35”- 4,3”].
When piece measures 8.5-7.5-8.5-11 cm [3,35”- 2,95”- 3,35”- 4,3”] cast off first and last sts on row = 13-13-13-15 sts. On next row, cast on 1 new sts at beginning and end of row = 15-15-15-17 sts. Continue by working the first and last 2 sts in garter sts and the centre 11-11-11-13 sts in stocking st for the remainder of the slipper. On the next row and following alternate rows: Increase 1 st at beginning and end of row a total of 3-4-4-4 times = 21-23-23-25 sts. Knit 1 row without inc. Cast on 2 new sts at beginning of next 2 rows = 25-27-27-29 sts.
Piece measures approx 15.5-16.5-17.5-20.5 cm [6,1’’- 6,5’’- 6,9’’- 8,1’’].
Now knit foot.
When piece measures 22-23-24-27 cm [8,7’’- 9,1’’- 9,45’’- 10,6’’]ending on a WS row, K4, K2tog, K to last 6 sts, K2tog, K4 = 23-25-25-27 sts.
Work until piece measures 28-29-31-34 cm [11’’- 11,4’’- 12,2’’- 13,4’’] ending on a WS row.
Next row: K4, K2tog, K to last 6 sts, K2tog, K4 = 21-23-23-25 sts. Work 1 row. Repeat last 2 rows = 19-21-21-23 sts once more.
Work until piece measures approx 32.5-35.5-37.5-40.5 cm [12,8’’- 14’’- 14,8’’- 15,95’’] ending on a WS row. (only 3 rows are left).
K5, K2tog, K to last 7 sts, K2tog, K5 = 17-19-19-21 sts.
Work 1 row. Next row: K2, K2 tog twice, K5-7-7-9 sts, K2tog twice, K2 = 13-15-15-17 sts. On next row bind off, piece measures approx 35-38-40-43 cm [13.8”-15”- 15.75’’-16.9”].

Assembly: The slipper is assemblied with WS out. Fold the foot part RS towards RS and sew the seam mid upon foot from the WS in the most outer sts. Lay the toe flat with the upper foot seam centered on top and sew toe together in most outer sts.

Heel edge: Fold the edge at the heel towards the 3rd st on RS and sew it tight to atchive a bulky edge around the heel.

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.
In future, wash slippers on normal wool programme.

Pompom: Make a Pompom with a diameter of approx 5-6 cm in Eskimo – do not felt this. Sew onto mid top of slipper.

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