Super Mice by DROPS Design

Felted DROPS mouse slippers in ”Alaska”.

DROPS design: Pattern no X-025-bnb
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Size: (child-child-child) child-child-child-woman
US: (2/3½-4/5½-6½/8) 9/10½-11/13-13½- 5/6½
EU: (17/19-20/22-23/25) 26/28-29/31-32/34-35/37
To fit foot length:
(11-13-15) 17-18-20-22 cm / (4½"-5"-6") 6¾"-7''-8''-8¾''.

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
Blue slippers:
(100-150-150) 150-150-200-200 g color no 57, denim blue
Slippers with gray stripes:
(50-50-100) 100-100-100-100 g color no 04, gray
(50-50-50) 100-100-100-100 g color no 03, light gray

+ some left-over thin wool yarn in black and red.

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''. After felting: approx. 20 sts x 34 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS BUFFELHORN BUTTON: 2 pieces
For the 3 smallest sizes use #535: 20 mm
For the 4 largest sizes use #536: 25 mm

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RIGHT SLIPPER:
Worked back and forth in one piece and sewn tog mid back and mid on top of foot when finished.
If you want slippers with stripes, work 2 rows gray and 2 rows light gray alternately.

Cast on (52-54-56) 60-62-66-70 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with denim blue or gray. Insert a marker in middle of piece. K 1 row. Work next row as follows: * K until 1 st remains before marker, make 1 YO, K 2 sts and make 1 more YO, K the rest of row. P next row with 2 K sts in each side - P YOs twisted to avoid holes (i.e. work in back loop of st) *. Repeat from *-* 1 more time = (56-58-60) 64-66-70-74 sts. Continue in stockinette st but work 1 st in each side K on every row.
When piece measures approx. (11-12-12) 13-14-15-15 cm / (4 3/8"-4 3/4"-4 3/4") 5 1/8"-5½"-6"-6" (adjust so that next row is worked from RS), K the first (8-8-8) 9-9-9-9 sts before slipping them on a stitch holder (for button strap), then bind off the next (2-2-2) 2-2-3-3 sts, work the rest of row. Turn piece and bind off the first (10-10-10) 11-11-12-12 sts = (36-38-40) 42-44-46-50 sts remain on needle. Continue in stockinette st until finished measurements – AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st at the beg of every row (2-2-3) 3-3-3-3 times in each side = (32-34-34) 36-38-40-44 sts. When piece measures (18-21-24) 27-29-31-34 cm / (7"-8 1/4"-9½") 10 5/8"-11 3/8"-12 1/4"-13 3/8" in total, working a row from RS K2 tog across. Work 1 row without dec, then K2 tog across one more time = (8-9-9) 9-10-10-11 sts remain. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts and tighten tog.

BUTTON STRAP:
Slip the (8-8-8) 9-9-9-9 sts from stitch holder back on needle size 5 mm / US 8. (On the slipper with stripes, work the entire button strap with gray.) K back and forth (= garter st) until strap measures (8-9-10) 11-13-14-16 cm / (3"-3½"-4") 4½"-5"-5½"-6 1/4". Now bind off the middle (2-2-2) 3-3-3-3 sts for button hole. On next row cast on (2) 3 new sts over the bound off sts. Then dec at the end of every row by K 2 tog until only (2) 3 sts remain on needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

LEFT SLIPPER:
Work as right slipper until piece measures (11-12-12) 13-14-15-15 cm / (4 3/8"-4 3/4"-4 3/4") 5 1/8"-5½"-6"-6". Work next row as follows: bind off the first (10-10-10) 11-11-12-12 sts, work the rest of row. Turn, work the first (8-8-8) 9-9-9-9 sts and then slip them on a stitch holder, bind off the next (2-2-2) 2-2-3-3 sts = (36-38-40) 42-44-46-50 sts remain on needle. Continue as on right slipper.

EARS:
Cast on (6-6-6) 7-7-8-8 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with denim blue or gray. K back and forth - AT THE SAME TIME on second row, K the last 2 sts tog. Repeat dec at the end of every other row until all sts have been dec (dec only in one side). Work 2 ears for each slipper.

ASSEMBLY:
Fold the slipper double and sew tog mid back and mid on top on foot – sew edge to edge in front loop of outermost st to avoid a chunky seam. Sew ears on top of foot – fasten in the side on ears where sts were dec.

FELTING:
Place the slippers in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash warm at 40C/104F 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 wash, wash the slippers at regular wool program.

FACE:
Embroider on a red mouth and black eyes, nose and whiskers as on picture.

BUTTON:
Sew on 1 button on each slipper so that they fit the button holes. Try the slipper on to ensure correct width around the ankle.

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