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Knitted DROPS slippers with cables and rib in ”Eskimo”. Size 35-42

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-549
Yarn group E or C + C
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Size: 35/37 - 38/39 - 40/42
Foot length: 22-24-26 cm
Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
200-250-250 colour no 06, olive

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 6 mm - or size needed to get 13 sts x 17 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Diagrams show all rows seen from RS.

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SLIPPERS:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 36-38-40 sts on double pointed needles size 6 mm with Eskimo. Insert a marker at beg of round, work rib K 1/P 1 over the first 13-14-15 sts, work diagram A.1 over 11 sts, work rib K 1/P 1 over the next 12-13-14 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Work the same way until piece measures approx. 10 cm. Work until where A.1 beg. Now slip all sts except sts from st in A.1 on a stitch holder. Then work according to A.1 and cast in addition on 1 new edge st in each side of the 11 sts = 13 sts (= middle piece). When middle piece measures 7-8.5-10 cm, dec 1 edge st in each side from RS = 11 sts. Pick up 12-14-16 sts inside 1 edge st along side of middle piece, slip sts from stitch holder back on double pointed needles and work these sts, then pick up 12-14-16 sts inside 1 edge st along the other side of middle piece = 60-66-72 sts on needle. Insert 1 marker thread mid front of toe and 1 marker thread mid back on heel, measure piece from here. Continue in the round with rib over all sts until piece measures approx. 4-5-5 cm from marker thread. Then work in stocking st and dec 2 sts on each side of all markers every other row (= 4 sts less per decrease round), continue dec until piece measures 7-8-9 cm from marker thread. Cast off, fold piece double and sew tog in cast-off edge. Sew in outer loops of edge sts to avoid a chunky seam. Knit another slipper the same way.

LEG: Work 2 loose legs that are sew at the top of slippers at the end.

Leg 1: Cast on 14 sts on needle size 6 mm with Eskimo. K 2 rows. On next row work as follows from WS: 1 edge st in garter st, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, * P 1, 1 YO, P 1, 1 YO *, K 1, repeat from *-* 1 time, K 1 and 1 edge st in garter st = 18 sts. Work next row according to diagram A.2 with 1 edge st in garter st in each side (1st row = RS), K YOs from previous row twisted to avoid holes. Continue working according to A.2 until piece measures 31-33-35 cm. K 2 rows and loosely cast off with K. Sew cast-off and cast-on edge tog with small stitches.

Leg 2: Cast on 14 sts on needle size 6 mm with Eskimo. K 2 rows. On next row work as follows from WS: 1 edge st in garter st, K 1, * P 1, 1 YO, P 1, 1 YO *, K 1, repeat from *-* 1 time, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1 and 1 edge st in garter st = 18 sts. Work next row according to diagram A.3 with 1 edge st in garter st in each side (1st row = RS), K YOs from previous row twisted to avoid holes. Continue working according to A.3 until piece measures 31-33-35 cm. K 2 rows and loosely cast off with K. Sew cast-off and cast-on edge tog with small stitches.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew leg to slippers, pull legs approx. 1 cm down on outside of slippers and fasten with small stitches. Make sure that seam is mid back and that side with cable is on the over side of slipper.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 2, K 2 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 2, K 2 from cable needle

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