DROPS Extra / 0-517

Snow Slippers by DROPS Design

Felted DROPS Christmas slippers in 2 threads ”Alpaca”.

Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 42/44
Foot length: approx 23 - 26 - 29 cm
150-200-200 g colour no 0100, off-white

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 5.5 mm – or size needed to get 16 sts x 20 rows in stocking st with 2 threads Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm before felting. After felting approx 24 sts x 29 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

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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SLIPPERS: Worked in 1 piece with seams mid back and mid upper foot. Beg mid back – see measuring chart.
LOOSELY cast on 76-80-86 sts on needle size 5.5 mm with 2 threads Alpaca and work stocking st back and forth on needle.
When piece measures 6-7-7 cm continue on 16 sts on the left of piece only – slip the remaining sts on a stitch holder. Work 7 cm stocking st on the 16 and cast off. Slip sts from stitch holder back on needle and cast on 16 new sts on the left side of piece. Now continue on all sts.
When piece measures 8-9-9 cm (from cast on row) work next row as follows from WS: work 4 sts, cast off 9 sts, work remaining sts on row. Cast on 9 new sts over the cast off sts on return row (= buttonhole). When piece measures 18-19.5-21.5 cm cast off 4-4-5 sts each side = 68-72-76 sts. Now dec at the beg of every row each side: 4 sts 2 times, and then at the beg of every other row each side: 1 st 8-9-10 times = 36-38-40 sts. Continue until piece measures 34-38-42 cm, cast off loosely.
Make 1 more slipper, but mirror it, i.e. when piece measures 6-7-7 cm only work the first 16 sts on the right side of piece.

ASSEMBLY: Fold slipper and sew tog mid back in outer loops of sts. Sew tog mid upper foot at the front in the same way.

Felt slippers in washing machine – SEE BELOW. For the perfect fit, put slipper on while still wet to shape it into the right size. After felting sew on buttons to fit buttonholes.

FELTING: To avoid the slippers felting tog during wash, attach a small plastic bag inside the top before putting them in the washing machine.
Wash at 40 degrees with a detergent free of enzymes and optical bleach, with normal spin, but no pre-wash.
After wash shape the slippers while still wet, and leave to dry – see above.
If after felting the slippers are too big, wash them again, if they are too small, leave them to soak and then shape them into the right size.
At subsequent washes wash the slippers at a wool programme.


= heel mid back, sew to B
= heel mid back, sew to A
= mid under foot
= knitting direction

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