DROPS Extra / 0-1100

Bunny Hop by DROPS Design

DROPS Easter: Knitted and felted DROPS bunny slippers in "Eskimo". Size 35 - 44

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-525
Yarn group E or C + C
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Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 42/44
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
200 g for all sizes in colour no 53, light grey.
150 g in all sizes in colour no 30, pastel pink
50 g for all sizes in colour no 01, off white

Some left-over yarn colour no 02, black

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLE SIZE 8 mm - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm before felting.

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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SLIPPER:
The slipper is worked in one and sewn tog mid front and mid back when finished, beg at the top of leg.

Cast on 24-25-26 sts on needle size 8 mm with pastel pink. K 5 rows (1st row = RS). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Then work in stocking st. AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row in stocking st, dec 2 sts evenly = 22-23-24 sts. When piece measures 17-17-19 cm, switch to light grey and cast on sts for foot at the end of every row from RS: 2 sts 3-4-6 times and 1 st 3-3-2 times = 31-34-38 sts. When piece measures 50-53-55 cm, dec at beg on every row from WS: 1 st 3-3-2 times and 2 sts 3-4-6 times = 22-23-24 sts. Now switch back to pastel pink and continue with leg until piece measures 73-75-83 cm. P 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME inc 2 sts evenly = 24-25-26 sts. K 5 rows (1st row = RS). Loosely cast off.

ASSEMBLY:
See figure. Fold slipper double, WS against WS and sew tog a against b in outer loops of edge sts (= mid back) and A against B (= front of foot and up to leg). Turn the slipper inside out - this is now RS.

FELTING:
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 slippers at regular wool programme.

TAIL:
Make 2 pompoms with off white with an approx. diameter of 5 cm. Sew a pompom mid back on leg.

NOSE AND EYES:
Sew a nose at the front of toe with pastel pink as follows: Measure approx. 2 cm straight up from mid front and sew 5 stitches on top of each other approx. 2 cm in width.
Sew eyes with black as follows: Measure 2.5 cm straight up from the middle of nose, then approx. 3 cm out to the side, and sew one eye with a grafting/kitchener stitch with a length of approx. 1.5 cm from here and diagonally up towards foot (i.e. there is approx. 6 cm between eyes in bottom edge and approx. 8 cm at the top).

Diagram

= knitting direction

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