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Little Red Riding Slippers by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS slippers with cables in ”Eskimo”.

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-479
Yarn group E
US: 5/6½ - 7½/8½ - 9/10
EU: 35/37 - 38/39 – 40/42
Foot length: 22-24-26 cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4"

DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
300 g for all sizes in color no 08, red

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 6 mm / US 10 - or size needed to get 13 sts x 17 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS DARK BUFFELHORN BUTTON NO 536: 6 pieces for all sizes

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.

See diagram A.1. Diagram shows pattern seen from RS.


Cast on 36-38-40 sts on double pointed needles size 6 mm / US 10 with Eskimo. Work in GARTER ST in the round - see explanation above - until piece measures approx. 4 cm / 1½'', finish after 1 round P.

Now keep the first 9-11-11 sts on the round on the needle, slip the remaining 27-27-29 sts on 1 stitch holder. Continue in garter st back and forth over the 9-11-11 sts - AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row cast on 1 new st in each side (edge st) = 11-13-13 sts. When piece measures 7-8.5-10 cm / 2 3/4"-3 1/4"-4'', bind off 1 edge st in each side = 9-11-11 sts. Then slip the sts from stitch holder back on needle and pick up 12-14-16 sts on each side of middle part (inside 1 edge st) = 60-66-72 sts on needle.
Now measure piece from here. Insert 1 marker mid front of toe and 1 marker mid back on heel.
Continue in the round in garter st.
When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', K 2 sts tog on each side of every marker on every other round (= 4 sts less per round) continue dec until piece measures 5-5-6 cm / 2"-2"-2½" – bind off. Sew tog seam mid under foot in outermost st to avoid a chunky seam.

Cast on 22 sts on needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Eskimo. Work 1 ridge in garter st, on last row inc 6 sts evenly = 28 sts. Work according to A.1 (= 28 sts) until piece measures approx. 32-33-35 cm / 12½"-13"-13 3/4", on last row dec 3 sts over every cable in A.1 = 22 sts.
Work 1 ridge in garter st and bind off. Place cast-on edge over bind-off edge and sew on 3 buttons for decoration through the leg. Pull leg 2 cm / 3/4'' down on foot with buttons on the outside of slipper and sew leg to cast-on edge on slipper from WS with invisible stitches.

Knit another slipper the same way, make sure that the leg opening is in the opposite side.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

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

Kathy Theede 09.05.2019 - 04:43:

I've never used a knitting chart before. I tried knitting the cable part following what I thought was the correct way to read it, but it doesn't look right. Has anyone wrote out the chart by row? Thank you :)

DROPS Design 09.05.2019 kl. 07:59:

Hi Kathy, The chart reads from bottom right to left when working on the right side and then left to right when working back from the wrong side. So the first row is K5, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2 and K5. Working back from the wrong side and from the left of the chart, row 2 is K3, P2, K2, P6,K2, P6, K2, P2 and K3. Then row 3 is from the right, K5, P2, place 3 stitches on the cable needle behind the piece, K3 and then K3 from the cable needle, P2, place 3 stitches on the cable needle in front of the piece, K3 and then K3 from the cable needle, P2 and K6. I hope this helps and happy knitting!

Diane 09.04.2019 - 02:26:

Comment on fait l'envers pour les torsades

DROPS Design 09.04.2019 kl. 07:18:

Bonjour Diane! Sur l'envers, toutes les mailles des torsades sont tricotees a l'envers (comme elles se presentent). Bon tricot!

Mary Maxon 21.01.2019 - 19:40:

I love this pattern ,but are these for kids? I'm trying to make size 7 1/2 . Tried it 3 times followed the pattern and it still seems to small.

DROPS Design 22.01.2019 kl. 07:58:

Dear Mrs Maxon, these slippers are available in 3 sizes: 5/6½ - 7½/8½ - 9/10 for a foot length of 8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4". Make sure your tension is right (13 sts x 17 rows in stocking st = 4"x4"). For any further individual assistance you are welcome to contact your DROPS store. Happy knitting!

Marise 19.01.2019 - 23:18:

Les 12 mailles relevées sur chaque côté se tricote tous sur la broche où nous avons augmenté une maille chaque côté et diminuer par la suite?

DROPS Design 21.01.2019 kl. 10:28:

Bonjour Marise, cette vidéo montre à partir du time code 2:18 environ comment on relève les 12 m de chaque côté du dessus du pied et comment on les tricote. Bon tricot!

Anne Laffont 17.01.2019 - 21:07:

Bonsoir. Merci pour ces super modèles et les explications et tutoriels.

Gisèle St-Pierre 16.01.2019 - 00:09:

Très jolie

LEENA KORHONEN 05.01.2019 - 08:24:

Haluaisin tällä poikittain neulotulla palmikko ohjeella pipon ohjeen olen nähnyt sellaisen jollakin ja oli kaunis .Kiitos jos voitte auttaa asiassa.Terv leena

Lautie 04.01.2019 - 01:34:

Where is the full psttern?

DROPS Design 04.01.2019 kl. 12:30:

Dear Lautie, you will find the whole pattern on the same page as materials - and a video showing how to work these slippers. Happy knitting!

Zarat 07.12.2018 - 22:02:

Bonjour, je viens de commencer ce modèle de chaussons et suis arrivée à la partie du pied en point mousse en allers et retours (9m + 1m de chaque côté). Ma question concerne la hauteur avant de rabattre 1m lisière de chaque côté pour revenir à 9 mailles. Dans la vidéo, on voit une hauteur de 7cm pour cette partie en point mousse et dans le texte on parle de hauteur totale (avec le point mousse en rond de la jambe). Quelle est la bonne mesure svp ?

DROPS Design 10.12.2018 kl. 08:22:

Bonjour Mme Zarat, les 7 cm (en taille 35/37) correspondent à la hauteur totale de cette partie tricoté en allers et retours, pas à la hauteur totale depuis le rang de montage. Bon tricot!

Eloise 07.12.2018 - 05:21:

I want to say...I love these booties......I had a hard time with the first pr. but I caught on...and I love knitting them...so easy..and enjoyable to knit...thank you for the pattern

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