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Felted DROPS slippers in "Eskimo".

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-445
Yarn group E
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Fits shoe size:
US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 10/12
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 42/44
Foot length: 22 - 25 - 28 cm / 8¾”-9¾”-11”

Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
Color no 77t, light plum: 250-250-300 g
And use: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
Color no 03, dark brown: 50 g for all sizes

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 8 mm / US 11 - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stockinette st with Eskimo = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4'' before felting.

DROPS WOOD BUTTON COCONUT, NO 516: 6 pieces for all sizes

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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COLOR CHANGE:
Change color on same row as follows: Work the first 4 sts on row with dark brown, work next st with light plum - but twine the threads first at the back so that the two parts are linked tog.
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LEFT SLIPPER:
Worked in one, beg at the top of leg. Loosely cast on 24-25-26 sts on needles size 8 mm / US 11 with dark brown. K 5 rows (1st row = RS, beg of row seen from RS = mid back, end of row seen from RS = mid front). REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Switch to light plum. Then work in stockinette st. AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row with light plum, dec 2 sts (by P 2 tog) evenly = 22-23-24 sts.
When piece measures 17-17-19 cm / 6 3/4"-6 3/4"-7½", cast on new sts for foot at the end of every row from RS as follows: Cast on 2 sts 3-4-6 times, 1 st 3-3-2 times = 31-34-38 sts. When piece measures 50-53-56 cm / 19 3/4"-21"-22", bind off for leg at beg of every row from WS as follows: bind off 1 st 3-3-2 times, 2 sts 3-4-6 times = 22-23-24 sts.
On next row from RS work as follows: Work 13-13-14 sts, turn and work back from WS (= 9-10-10 sts remain in the left side, slip the sts on a stitch holder). Continue in stockinette st over the 13-13-14 sts until piece measures 72-76-82 cm / 28 3/8"-30"-32 1/4". P 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st = 14-14-15 sts. Switch to dark brown and K 5 rows. Loosely bind off.
Now work band over the remaining sts in the left side as follows: With dark brown cast on 4 sts on row (= band), then switch to light plum - READ COLOR CHANGE - and work from RS the 9-10-10 sts on stitch holder with light plum = 13-14-14 sts in total on needle.
Continue with dark brown over the first 4 sts (= band sts) and light plum over the other sts until piece measures 72-76-82 cm / 28 3/8"-30"-32 1/4".
P 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st over sts in light plum = 14-15-15 sts.
Switch to dark brown and K with dark brown over all sts on next row. K 4 more rows (= 5 rows K).
Loosely bind off.

ASSEMBLY:
Fold the slipper double RS against RS and sew tog mid back in outermost sts. Sew the same way at the front over the foot and up along leg mid front.
Turn the slipper with RS out. Place band in dark brown over the other side of slipper and fasten it as follows: Beg from short side of band and continue along the entire long side of band.
Sew long side on the other side of slipper to the back of band.
Sew on 3 buttons on band through all layers.

RIGHT SLIPPER:
Cast on and work as left slipper but reversed.

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. Put on the slipper and shape it to the correct size while it is still wet.
At subsequent wash, wash the slippers at regular wool program.


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