DROPS design: Pattern no ne-129
Yarn group C and C
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SIZES:
child-child-child- woman-woman-woman
US 9/10½-11/12½- 13½- 5/6½-7½/9-10/12
EU 26/28-29/31-32/34- 35/37-38/40-42/44
Foot length: 17-18-20-22-24-27 cm / 6 ¾”-7”-8”-8¾”-9½”-10½”

Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
50-50-50-100-100-100 g colour no 0517, medium grey
50-50-50-100-100-100 g colour no 0100, off white

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 6 mm / US 10 - or size needed to get 13 sts x 17 rows in stockinette st with 2 strands = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 - for flower.

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Knitting tension – See how to measure it and why here
Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here

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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 = K 2 rows.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc from RS with 1 YO. On next row P YO twisted, i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front, to avoid holes.
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SLIPPER:
Work back and forth on the needle from the toe towards the heel. The slipper is sewn tog mid on top of foot when finished.
Cast on 6-6-9-10-11-14 sts on needle size 6 mm / US 10 with 1 strand off white and 1 strand medium gray = 2 strands (let the yarn end be approx. 50 cm / 20’’ for sewing the slipper tog when finished). Insert 1 marker in the 2nd-2nd-3rd-3rd-3rd-4th st and 1 marker in the 5th-5th-7th-8th-9th-11th st. Then work in stockinette st (1st row = WS). On next row (= RS), inc 1 st on each side of the 2 markers (= 4 sts inc) - READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc on every row from RS 2-2-2-3-3-3 more times (= 3-3-3-4-4-4 times in total) = 18-18-21-26-27-30 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
Continue to work until piece measures 9-9-10-11-12-13 cm / 3½”-3½”-4”-4½”-4¾”-5”. At beg of the next 2 rows, bind off 2-2-3-4-4-4 sts = 14-14-15-18-19-22 sts. Continue in stockinette st with 3-3-3-3-3-4 sts in garter st in each side. Continue in garter st and stockinette st until piece measures 21-22-25-27-30-33 cm / 8¼”-8¾”-9¾”-10½”-11¾”-13”. Bind off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew yarn through each of the outermost sts at the front and tighten tog. Sew seam mid on top of foot inside ½ st to where ridges beg. Fold the slipper double WS against WS and sew tog mid back edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.
With 2 strands in off white sew cross stitches over the edge around the opening on slipper. Cross stitches should go over 2 ridges in width and 2 sts vertically.

CROCHET FLOWER:
Worked in the round, i.e. work as follows:
Ch 5 on hook size 5 mm / H/8 with 1 strand gray and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: ch 2 (= 1 hdc), work 13 hdc in ch-ring and finish with 1 sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round = 14 hdc.
ROUND 2: ch 1, * ch 3, skip 1 hdc, 1 sl st in next hdc *, repeat from *-* 6 more times (= 7 times in total) – NOTE: Switch to off white and work the last sl st on round in first ch from beg of round = 7 ch-spaces.
ROUND 3: 1 ch, in every ch-space work: 1 sc, ch 2, 3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr and ch 4. Finish with 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round = 7 leaves. Fasten off.

FELTING:
Place the slippers and the flowers in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash warm at 104F with normal spin but no pre-wash. Put on the slipper and shape it to the correct size while it is still wet. Sew flowers on to slippers. At subsequent wash, wash the slippers at regular wool program.

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Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 150-24) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (20)

country flag Joan wrote:

Jeg forstår ikke,hvad korsstingene gør godt for?det er jo ikke pynt?

01.11.2019 - 18:27:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Joan, Hvis du ikke synes om korsstingene, så behøver du jo ikke brodere dem på ;)

04.11.2019 kl. 13:37:

Annsofi Wiles wrote:

I den virkade blomman; är lm=luftmaska? Vad är hst? sm= smygmaska, eller? Medger att jag inte kan läsa virkmönsster men jag kan virka och var är videon, hittar ingen video.

09.08.2016 - 14:33:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej. Lm=luftmaska, hst=halvstolpe, sm=smygmaska. Du hittar videor om du klickar på fliken "Videor" till höger om bilden. Lycka till!

11.08.2016 kl. 12:00:

Annsofi Wiles wrote:

Hej, När ni skriver att man ska ha två trådar och sticka denna toffel med, då räknar jag trådarna i Nepal-garnet och det stämmer ju inte... Jag fick förklarat att man använder två GARNER av en bekant. På svenska skriver man väl åndå 'två garner' och inte 'två trådar'. Finner det förvillande med 'två trådar' då man på engelska räknar trådarna i ett garn när man stickar efter mönster.

09.08.2016 - 14:24:

country flag Linda Madelene Ericson wrote:

Hej! Jag förstår inte riktigt hur jag ska sätta korsstygnen. Ni har inte en bild där ni har satt dit några korsstygn?

31.05.2016 - 08:14:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej, Jo här ser du en video:

DROPS Technique Tutorial: How to do cross stitches from Garnstudio Drops design on Vimeo.

10.06.2016 kl. 09:28:

country flag Maria Salomonsen wrote:

Kan det stemme at det virkelig bare skal strikkes på pinne nr 6? Har strikket 2 tøfler nå, og de ser helt deformerte ut. De er så trange over tærne og smale generelt at jeg tenker de blir helt ubrukelig når de er tovet. 😞

15.11.2015 - 09:03:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Maria. Ja, hvis din strikkefasthed stemmer med pinde 6 (13 m x 17 p glatstrik)

16.11.2015 kl. 14:28:

country flag Danielle Savoie wrote:

Vais-je recevoir le patron en français ?

27.02.2015 - 21:03:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Savoie, pour les explications d'un modèle en français, cliquez sur le drapeau sous la photo et sélectionnez "français". Bon tricot!

28.02.2015 kl. 09:18:

country flag M. Bundsgaard wrote:

Jeg kan ikke helt forstå omgang 3 på blomsten. Der står at man skal hækle følgende om hver bue: 1 fm, 2 lm, 3 dobbelt-st, 1 lm, 3 dobbelt-st og 4 lm Mangler der ikke en fastmaske eller skal man fortsætte i næste bue efter de 4 lm??

26.03.2014 - 16:12:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej M. Bundsgaard. Der mangler ikke en fm, du forstaetter med i den naeste bue med 1 fm osv efter de 4 lm (du gentager *-*)

27.03.2014 kl. 16:42:

country flag Deli wrote:

Hallo, konnten Sie meiner Anfrage vom Dezember schon nachgehen? Danke und Gruß!

21.01.2014 - 08:16:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Deli, wir haben die Schuhe in Grösse 38/40 nochmals nachgestrickt und sie messen genau wie angegeben 24 cm. Der Tipp der Designerinnen ist, dass Sie darauf achten, dass die Waschmaschine nicht mit zu hoher Drehzahl schleudert. Es wurde bei uns ein normales Schleuderprogramm mit 900 Umdrehungen gewählt.

21.01.2014 kl. 09:16:

country flag Isabelle wrote:

Bonsoir, merci pour votre réponse. Mon échantillon etait correct. le modèle donne 27 m au plus large du chausson ce qui correspond à environ 20 cm sur la base de l'échantillon. Une fois feutré la largeur sera de 15 cm environ ce qui sera trop petit. Ou alors j'ai mal compris les explications ?

03.01.2014 - 23:47:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonsoir Isabelle, Ce modèle a déjà été réalisé plusieurs fois avec succès dans cette taille. N'hésitez pas à feutrer un échantillon pour vérifier vos mesures avant/après feutrage et être ainsi certaine de la taille à réaliser. Bon tricot!

04.01.2014 kl. 10:38:

country flag Isabelle wrote:

Bonjour, je pense qu'il y a un problème sur les explications du modèle, la taille du chausson avant feutrage est trop petite et ne sera pas correct une fois feutré pourriez vous m'envoyer les explications corrigées ? Un grand merci.

26.12.2013 - 20:16:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Isabelle, après vérification, les explications de ces chaussons s'avèrent juste. Aviez-vous bien l'échantillon de 13 m x 17 rangs en jersey avec 2 fils = 10 x 10 cm ? Bon tricot!

27.12.2013 kl. 14:08:

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