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Cable Cozy by DROPS Design

DROPS felted slippers with cable pattern in ”Nepal”.

Tags: cable, felted, slippers,

DROPS design: Pattern no NE-020
Size: 35/37 - 38/39 - 40/42 - 42/44
(See diagram M.2 for measurements before and after felting. Numbers without () show measurements BEFORE felting, numbers within () show approx measurements AFTER felting)
Materials: DROPS NEPAL
200-200-200-250 g, colour no 0206, light beige mix

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 6 mm - or size needed to get 15 sts x 30 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm before felting (approx 20 sts x 38 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm after felting).

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Pattern instructions

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.
See diagram M.1 (= 13 sts).

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

Beg from RS: * Work 6 sts, turn piece and work 6 sts (the small hole created will even out during felting), work 9 sts, turn piece and work 9 sts, work 12 sts, turn piece and work 12 sts, work 16 sts, turn piece and work 16 sts, work 12 sts, turn piece and work 12 sts, work 9 sts, turn piece and work 9 sts, work 6 sts, turn piece and work 6 sts *. Work 1 row on all sts and repeat Ankle from *-* on the other side (with start from WS).

Work row until 12-13-15-16 sts remain before M.1, turn piece and work return row, at the same time work 2 sts in the last st on row. Work to 11-12-14-15 sts before M.1, turn piece and work return row, at the same time work 2 sts in last st on row. Work to 10-11-13-14 sts before M.1, turn piece and work return row, at the same time work 2 sts in last st on row. Continue like this until 5-6-8-9 sts remain before M.1 - now discontinue inc in the last st on row, but continue turning until 2-3-4-5 sts remain before M.1. Now work mirrored, i.e. work 1 st less before each turn. When 5-6-8-9 sts remain before M.1, K tog the 2 outermost sts (i.e. mirror the inc from before) and continue until 12-13-15-16 sts remain before M.1.

Worked back and forth on needle in GARTER ST – see above. Beg at the top of leg and finish by the toe. Cast on 49-51-55-57 sts on needle size 6 mm with Nepal. Work first row from RS as follows: K2 tog, 16-17-19-20 garter sts, M.1 (= 13 sts), 16-17-19-20 garter sts, K2 tog = 47-49-53-55 sts. Continue in M.1 with 17-18-20-21 garter sts each side. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 work ANKLE from RS - see above! After ankle is complete work another vertical repeat of M.1. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Now work HEEL from RS - see above! After heel on the right side of piece work 1 row pattern on all sts, then work HEEL on left side of piece, (beg from WS). After HEEL is completed on both sides insert a marker in the outermost st – now measure piece from here. Continue in M.1 with garter sts each side, AT THE SAME TIME dec for foot by K2 tog each side of M.1 on every row from RS a total of 3-3-4-4 times = 41-43-45-47 sts. Continue on these sts until foot measures 9.5-12-13-15 cm, measured from marker. On next row from RS work the 13 sts on M.1 as follows: K2 tog, K2 tog, K2 tog, P1, K2 tog, K2 tog, K2 tog = 35-37-39-41 sts on needle. Now complete piece in garter sts on all sts. Dec for toes as follows: Dec 4 sts evenly on row by K2 tog 4 times = 31-33-35-37 sts. K 9-9-11-11 rows on all sts. On next row from RS dec 6 sts evenly = 25-27-29-31 sts. K 5-5-7-7 rows. On next row from RS dec 4 sts evenly = 21-23-25-27 sts. K 3 rows for all sizes. Work next row as follows: K1, K2 tog on remaining sts = 11-12-13-14 sts on needle. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts and tighten toe tog.

Sew tog mid under foot, from toe and up to cast on row, edge to edge in outer loops of sts to avoid a chunky seam.

Place the slippers in the washing machine with a detergent free of enzymes and optical bleach. Wash them at 40 degrees with normal spin but no pre-wash. After wash shape the slippers to the right size while still wet and leave to dry flat. At subsequent washed wash the slippers at a wool programme.


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 3, K3 from cable needle

Comments (19)

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Ute 27.10.2018 - 15:59:

Hallo Drops-Team, fehlt in der Anleitung vll eine Zahl? "Mit Nepal auf Nadel Nr. 49-51-55-57 M. anschlagen.." Nadel soll eine Nr 6 sein, oder?

DROPS Design 29.10.2018 kl. 09:26:

Liebe Ute, ja genau, es wird korrigiert, danke für den Hinweis! Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Sianna 07.02.2018 - 19:52:

Where is the cast on? How many stitches are cast on? I cannot find any of this information on the page. It's as if I'm missing an entire page of the directions.

DROPS Design 08.02.2018 kl. 08:53:

Dear Sianna, slippers are worked from the top down - you will find the number of sts to cast on under SLIPPERS in written pattern. Happy knitting!

Hanka 17.02.2017 - 15:12:

Hallo! Was ich nicht verstehe - "mit M1 weiterfahren bis M1 2 Mal in der Höhe gestrickt ist" heißt vom Anfang an 2mal oder nach dem Knöchelkeil 2mal, insgesamt 3mal? Danke!

DROPS Design 17.02.2017 kl. 16:16:

Liebe Hanka, nach dem 1. M.1 stricken Sie das Knöchelkeil dann stricken Sie noch 1 ml M.1 in der Höhe, dh weiter stricken bis M.1 insgesamt 2 Mal in der Höhe gestrickt wird. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Ph 02.01.2015 - 19:58:

Bonsoir, merci pour ces explications - j'ai réussi, enfin!

Ph 31.12.2014 - 16:17:

Bonjour, je suis très ennuyée, je n'y arrive toujours pas - Combien dois-je tricoter de mailles en début de rang pour faire la 2ème partie du talon en sens inverse ? Merci

DROPS Design 02.01.2015 kl. 16:08:

Bonjour Ph, quand vous tricotez la 2e moitié du talon, commencez sur l'envers (côté gauche), et tricotez jusqu'à ce qu'il reste 3 m avant M1 (vous avez tricoté 1 m de moins), puis le rang retour, puis tricotez 1 m de moins (il reste 4 m avant M1) et ainsi de suite. Quand il reste 5 m avant M1, commencez les diminutions (le nbe de mailles indiqué ici correspond à la 1ère taille). Bon tricot!

PH 26.12.2014 - 14:31:

Bonjour, je bloque sur les explications suivantes: pour le talon " tricoter en sens inverse.....", je ne comprends pas - Pouvez-vous m'aider ? Merci -

DROPS Design 30.12.2014 kl. 13:09:

Bonjour PH, Quand vous avez tricoté la moitié du talon, continuez comme avant, mais en vis à vis: cette fois, tricotez 1 m en moins avant de tourner, quand il reste 5-9 m (cf taille) avant M1, tricotez 2 m ens à l'end (au lieu des augm.). Bon tricot!

Sarah Fuller 30.11.2014 - 04:58:

At the end of the heel instructions it says continue until 12-13-15-16 sts remain before M.1. In my case it would be 13. Does this mean when both sides of the heel are done, there should be a total 13 garter stitches on each side of M.1? If not, how many stitches on either side of M.1 should there be for size 38/39?

DROPS Design 10.03.2015 kl. 10:02:

Dear Mrs Fuller, that's correct, you should have 13 sts in énd size each side for M.1 when heel is done. Happy knitting!

Berit 23.01.2014 - 00:12: www.tenktoghendt.blo ...

Hvordan går det å tove med de garnalternativene som er oppgitt? Det er både ren bomull og diverse ull-polyamid-blandinger! Tipper de som prøver disse blir skuffet når tøflene kommer ut av vaskemaskina "ferdig tovet" ;o)

Sandra 14.07.2013 - 10:38:

Hallo, ich möchte mir gerne für den Winter diese tollen Hausschuhe stricken, habe nun auch M1 einmal gestrickt, die Knöchelkeile sind nun auch fertig - aber was genau ist 2x M2 in der Höhe? ich verstehe diese Zeichnung M2 überhaupt nicht - kann mir da jemand behilflich sein? Dankeschön Sandra

DROPS Design 14.07.2013 kl. 14:53:

Liebe Sandra, es war ein Fehler in der Übersetzung, es muss M1 heissen. Wir haben es nun korrigiert und entschuldigen und für die Umstände. Die zeichnung M2 ist die Schnittübersicht.

Kim 16.03.2013 - 06:57:

Do you read the graph from right to left or the other way.? Also how many stitches are in the heel at end of increase?

DROPS Design 12.04.2013 kl. 16:25:

Rows 1, 3, 5 ...(i.e. RS rows) must be read from right to left. Rows 2,4,6 ...(i.e. WS rows are read from left to right. But also remember, diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.

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