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fredag, november 26, 2010

warm toes :)

Hi my friends.
I'm sitting here by the fire, It is freezing cold in Oslo today, and we wear all the woolen clothes we can find in our houses. ;)

A really good day to knit or do something with warm soft wool and yarn.
I think this was the perfect day to share some really cute slippers I recently made, and they are SO comfy, soft and warm.
These are great gifts.
So easy and fun to make.
You tell me you are no knitter ...
Well, Don't worry! This pattern is for beginners and non knitters. ;)
It took me one evening to knit these slippers. ( and I'm a slow knitter!!)
So it is still time to make a few of these as gifts for christmas. :)
Mine are made with double tread of Mirasol from Du Store Alpakka, and knitted on needle eur #4.
You can use what ever yarn you like the best, just adjust the needle-number to fit the size of you slipper.
Size:
5/6½ - 7½/9 – 9½/10½ (US sizes)
35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43 (EU sizes)

Foot length: 22-24-27 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10 5/8”

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes

For a more hard wearing slipper use DROPS Fabel or DROPS Delight.

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2or3 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.


SLIPPER:
Worked back and forth on needle. Beg with strap over foot. Cast on 8-8-9 sts on needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 with Alpaca. Work GARTER ST – see above – for 8-8-9 cm / 3 1/8"-3 1/8"-3½", cut the thread and slip sts on a stitch holder. Cast on 18-20-23 sts (= towards mid front), work in sts from stitch holder and cast on 15-16-18 sts (= towards mid back) = a total of 41-44-50 sts.
NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! K 5 rows on all sts (first row = WS). Work next row as follows from RS: 1 edge st in garter st, K1, * P2 in next st, K2 *, repeat from *-* until 3 sts remain, P2 in next st, K1 and finish with 1 edge st in garter st = 54-58-66 sts. Continue with K over K and P over P and 1 edge st each side in garter st. When piece measures 16-17-18 cm / 6 1/4"-6 3/4"-7" work next row from RS as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, K1, * P2 tog, K2 *, repeat from *-* until 4 sts remain, P2 tog, K1 and 1 edge st in garter st = 41-44-50 sts. K 5 rows on all sts, bind off loosely.

ASSEMBLY:
Fold slipper double and sew tog each side inside 1 edge st. Sew strap to the other side of slipper, edge to edge.
Knit 1 more slipper in the same way
.

The pattern for these slippers are by DROPS design

You can find the pattern in Norwegian HERE.
:)
The slippers look like little knitted handbags when finished .... :p
But as soon as they are put on they fit so well to the feet. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
Have a great weekend - and keep you toes warm. ;)

4 kommentarer:

Julie Tucker-Wolek sa...

OMYGOSH!!!! These are soooooooooooooooo cute!! I am going to share this with some knitting friends!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

pattyo sa...

These are adorable! I love to have something warm on my feet when it is cold out.

Synnøve Olava sa...

Hei Gudrun... :O)
De så veldig gode og varme ut. Holder faktisk på med sånne "lommetøfler" jeg også!

Ønsker deg en fin advent!

klem

Denise sa...

Gudrun these look so warm and pretty. I love how the strap is very wide. Learning to knit is on my list! stay warm and cozy friend.