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Walk in the Clouds by DROPS Design

Knitted slippers with cables and garter stitch in DROPS Eskimo.

Tags: cable, slippers,

DROPS design: Pattern ee-585
Yarn group E or C + C
US: 5/6½ - 7½/8½ - 9/10
EU: 35/37 - 38/39 - 40/42
Foot length: 22 - 24 - 26 cm / 8¾''-9½''-10 1/4''
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
200-250-250 g color 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 6 mm / US 10 – or size needed to get 13 stitches and 26 rows in garter stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.
DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTON, Loop (white) NO 524: 8 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 STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side. Choose diagram for correct size.

Cast on 36-38-40 stitches 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 purling 1 round. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE

Now keep the first 9-11-11 stitches on round on needle, slip the remaining 27-27-29 stitches on a stitch holder. Work in 1 ridge in GARTER STITCH back and forth - see explanation above, over the 9-11-11 stitches, AT THE SAME TIME on first row cast on 1 new stitch in each side (edge stitches) and increase 1 stitch in the middle (increase by making 1 yarn over, on next row work yarn over twisted to avoid holes) = 12-14-14 stitches. Then work pattern as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, A.1 (= 10-12-12 stitches), finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Work A.1 4-5-6 times in total vertically. Piece measures approx. 7-8½-10 cm / 2 3/4"-8 1/4"-4''. Then knit 1 row while decreasing 1 edge stitch in each side and decrease 1 stitch in the middle (decrease by knitting 2 stitches together) = 9-11-11 stitches.
Then slip stitches from stitch holder back on needle and pick up 12-14-16 stitches on each side of middle part (inside 1 edge stitch) = 60-66-72 stitches on needle. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Insert 1 marker thread mid front of toe and 1 marker thread mid back on heel. Continue in the round in garter stitch. When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', knit 2 together on each side of every marker thread on every other round (= 4 stitches less per round) continue decrease until piece measures 5-5-6 cm / 2''-2''-2½'' – bind off. Sew together seam mid under foot in edge stitches to avoid a chunky seam.

Work the top part of leg back and forth. Pick up stitches from bottom part of leg (i.e. at cast-on edge), and work in opposite direction. Begin in one side of leg, begin from right side as follows: Cast on 3 stitches on double pointed needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Eskimo (= button band), then pick up 36-36-39 stitches evenly along the entire opening, finish by casting on 3 stitches (= button band) = 42-42-45 stitches.
Work next row as follows: 3 band stitches in garter stitch, * knit 3, 1 yarn over *, repeat from *-* until 3 stitches remain, finish with 3 band stitches in garter stitch = 54-54-58 stitches. Knit 1 row from right side (work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes), and knit 1 row from wrong side.
Then work as follows: Work 3 band stitches in garter stitch, A.2 12-12-13 times in total in width, finish with 3 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue like this until the top part of leg measures approx. 12 cm / 4¾'' - finish after last row in A.2. Work 2 ridges, AT THE SAME TIME on first row decrease 1 stitch over every cable = 42-42-45 stitches. Bind off.

Place bands over each other, place them so that front band is over band closest the heel. Fasten 4 decorative buttons through both layers.

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


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over. On next row purl yarn over to make holes.
= knit 3, pass first stitch worked over the other 2 so that this stitch is around the last 2 stitches on right needle (= 1 stitch decreased)
= no stitch, skip square

Yvonne Rijneveld 08.05.2019 - 14:52:

Hebben jullie de vertaling van de sokken?

DROPS Design 09.05.2019 kl. 21:46:

Dag Yvonne,

hier kun je de Nederlandse vertaling van de sokken vinden.

Laila Rosendal 20.03.2018 - 15:30:

Målene passer ikke . Uanset om jeg bruger en mindrer pind kan jeg ikke få målene til at passe

Lisbeth Larsen 18.11.2017 - 14:08:

Så gik jeg gamle strikker IGEN galt i Jeres opskrift! Ville lave disse søde tøfler MEN! I burde lige skrive at når man strikker rundt til sål, skal hveranden pind være en vrang for at få rillemønster i ret. Dette opdagede jeg først EFTER at have strikket sålen og efterfølgende så på billedet. Støder temmelig ofte på mangelfulde forklaringer i opskrifter fra jer. Med venlig hilsen Lisbeth Larsen

Melanie 14.09.2017 - 20:37:

I cannot find a yarn in Canada that gives me the tension swatch you recommend. 13 stitches by 26 rows is impossible for a 10cmx10cm swatch is impossible! Are you sure that's not a mistake? I have four orders to make these booties and really want to do them. Help!

DROPS Design 15.09.2017 kl. 08:42:

Dear Melanie, we are pleased to inform you that you can get our yarn from our DROPS stores in Canada or shipping to Canada. Happy knitting!

France Boudreau 05.04.2017 - 02:08:

Je tenais à vous dire que j'adore votre site et je vous remercie de nous permettre d'avoir accès à tout ces merveilleux patrons gratuitement.

Lone 19.02.2017 - 10:30:

To af symbolerne i diagrammerne har samme beskrivelse.

Birgitte Høft Larsen 07.02.2017 - 15:11:

Hej. Får vi snart en opskrift på disse?

DROPS Design 08.02.2017 kl. 09:24:

Hej Birgitte. Der var gaaet noget fejl ved publiceringen, men de skulle ligge der nu :)

Birgitte Høft Larsen 03.02.2017 - 15:17:

Hej med jer. Lækre tøfler, men mangler der ikke en opskrift?

Malin 09.01.2017 - 21:13:

Underbara, dessa ska jag göra så fort mönstret publiceras!

Phyllis Prince 30.12.2016 - 01:03:

Great socks for when my university grand daughters are studying...the would be toasty toes

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