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Dolphin Toes by DROPS Design

Felted DROPS slippers in ”Eskimo”. Size 35-44.

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-524
Yarn group E or C+C
Size: 35/37 - 38/39 - 40/42 - 43/44
Slipper length: 24 - 27- 29 - 32 cm

Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
100-150-150-150 g colour no 31, pastel blue
100-100-100-150 g colour no 47, light beige

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES SIZE 8 mm - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stocking st with Eskimo = 10 x 10 cm before felting.
After felting 10 x 10 cm = 13.5 sts x 28 rows
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON: Arched (white), NO 540: 2 pieces in all sizes

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
1 ridge = K 2 rows

The slipper is worked in one and sewn tog mid front and mid back, beg at the top of instep - SEE CHART.
First work the flap, work it tog with slipper bit by bit. READ THE ENTIRE PATTERN BEFORE WORKING THE SLIPPER!

Cast on 10 sts on needle size 8 mm with pastel blue. Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above until piece measures 17-17-18-18 cm. Slip sts on a spare needle or on a thread.

Cast on 3-3-5-5 sts on needle size 8 mm with pastel blue. Work in stocking st AT THE SAME TIME at the end of every row from RS cast on as follows: 3 sts 2 times and 1 st 3 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 3 cm, cast on 21-25-25-29 sts at the end of a row from WS. After all inc are done there are 33-37-39-43 sts on needle. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 6 cm, work a short row as follows: K the first 21-25-25-29 sts, turn and work back. When piece measures 10-11-11-11 ½ cm, work next row as follows: Work 18-22-22-26 sts, place needle with sts from flap in front of piece and work flap tog with the next 10 sts (K 1 st from flap tog with 1 st from slipper), work the last 5-5-7-7 sts from slipper. When piece measures 10½-11½-11½-12 ½ cm, switch to light beige. Work a short row the same way when slipper measures 14-15-15-17, 22-23-23-27 and 30-32-32-38 cm. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 18-20-20-22 cm, insert a marker = mid under foot. When the same length has been worked as before marker with light beige, switch to pastel blue. Now work the other side of slipper with dec instead of inc. Beg dec when as many cm have been worked from marker as from last inc and until marker.
Dec at the beg of every row from WS as follows: 1 st 3 times and 3 sts 2 times.
Dec at beg of a row from RS as follows (after 3 dec have been done from WS): 21-25-25-29 sts 1 time = 3-3-5-5 sts remain. Cast off.

Fold the slipper mid under foot and sew tog mid front on toe and over the bottom 12-12-14-14 sts that are cast on. Pick up approx. 60 sts around the opening at the top with pastel blue, it is important to pick up enough sts to avoid a tight edge. K 2 rows back and forth. Cast off. Sew seam mid back (A + B) in outer loop of edge sts. Knit one more slipper the same way, BUT this time fasten the flap when 10-11-11-11 ½ cm remain on slipper, i.e. after marker and directly after switch to pastel blue (adjust according to slipper already worked).

Place the slippers in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at 40 degrees 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 slipper at regular wool programme.

Sew a button through the flap and slipper - see picture.


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