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Spring Buds by DROPS Design

Knitted slippers with Latvian cable and multi-coloured Norwegian pattern. Sizes 35 - 43. The piece is worked in DROPS Eskimo.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ee-632
Yarn group E or C + C
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Sizes: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
100-100-100 g colour 37, aquamarine
50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50 g colour 09, old pink
50-50-50 g colour 24 yellow
50-50-50 g colour 29, green yellow

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group E)" – see link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 6 MM - or the size needed to get 13 stitches and 17 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height. And 13 stitches and 26 rows garter stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height. 
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.2).

LATVIAN CABLE:
The cable is made up of 3 rounds – all the rounds are shown in diagram A.1 and are worked as follows:
ROUND 1: * Knit 1 with off white, knit 1 with yellow *, work from *-* to end of round.
ROUND 2: Place both strands in front of piece (towards you). Then move the off white strand to the back, purl 1 and move the strand to the front again. Pull the yellow strand underneath the off white strand and then move the yellow strand to the back, purl 1 and move the strand to the front again. Continue like this, purling alternately the off white and the yellow strand, but always placing the strand underneath the strand from the last stitch worked.
ROUND 3: Work as round 2, but now always place the strand OVER the strand from the last stitch worked.

DECREASE TIP:
Start 2 stitches before the marker thread, knit 2 together, marker thread, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 2 stitches decreased).
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SLIPPER:
The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles, top down. First work the leg, then the foot.

LEG:
Cast on 42 stitches in all sizes with double pointed needles size 6 mm and yellow. Beginning of round = mid back.
Work A.1 in the round (= 7 repeats of 6 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When A.1 has been completed, the piece measures approx. 10 cm.
Change to aquamarine and work 3-4-5 RIDGES in the round – see description above – AT THE SAME TIME decrease 6-4-2 stitches evenly on first round = 36-38-40 stitches. Cut the strand. Now work the foot as described below.

FOOT:
Place the first 13-13-14 stitches and the last 14-14-15 stitches on the round on 1 thread = 9-11-11 stitches left on needle (mid top of foot). Work A.2 back and forth over these 9-11-11 stitches and, at the same time, cast on 1 new stitch in each side on the first row = 11-13-13 stitches on needle (the new stitches are edge stitches and are knitted both from the right and wrong sides). When A.2 has been completed the middle piece measures approx. 7-8-9 cm. Work stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch knitted in each side until the middle piece measures 7-8½-10 cm.
On the next row, cast off the 1 edge stitch in each side = 9-11-11 stitches on the needle. Cut the strand.
The next round is worked as follows from mid back: Knit the first 13-13-14 stitches from the strand, knit up 12-14-16 stitches along the side of the middle piece (knit up inside the 1 edge stitch), knit the 9-11-11 stitches from the middle piece, knit up 12-14-16 stitches along the other side of the middle piece and knit the remaining 14-14-15 stitches from the thread = 60-66-72 stitches on the needles. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round (= mid back) and 1 marker thread mid front of slipper. Continue in the round with garter stitch.
When the piece measures 2 cm (adjust to that the next round is knitted) decrease 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read DECREASE TIP (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 2nd round (i.e. every knitted round) until the piece measures 5-5-6 cm – then cast off with knit. Sew the seam under the foot in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch so the seam is flat.
Work the other slipper in the same way.

Diagram

= knit with off white
= knit with yellow
= work LATVIAN CABLE - see description above, with strand under the strand from the last stitch worked
= work LATVIAN CABLE – see description above, with strand over the strand from the last stitch worked
= knit with old pink
= knit with green yellow
= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with aquamarine
= Bobble with old pink: Knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1 in same stitch (= 3 stitches), turn piece, purl over these 3 stitches, turn piece and knit over these 3 stitches. Now pass stitch 2 over stitch 1, then pass stitch 3 over stitch 1 (= 1 stitch left).
= knit 2 together with aquamarine
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 with aquamarine, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= Bobble with aquamarine: Work in same way as bobble with old pink
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over with aquamarine