KNIT­TED SLIP­PERS

Kick off your shoes and step into some­thing mag­i­cal with Louise Walker’s knit­ted slip­pers

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A splash of rain­bow yarn turns plain foot cosies into quirky uni­corns

QQQQQQDeb­bie Bliss Baby Cash­merino, 55% wool/33% acrylic/12% cash­mere, 125m/50g per ball, two balls in White (100) (Yarn A) and one ball in Candy Pink (006) (Yarn B) and Lake (301) (Yarn C) Deb­bie Bliss Cot­ton DK Print, 100% cot­ton, 84m/50g per ball, one ball in Bou­quet (04) (Yarn D) Small amount of black DK yarn (Yarn E) 2.75mm (UK 12, US 2) straight knit­ting nee­dles 3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) straight knit­ting nee­dles Rico Sock Stop in Orchid, Jeans and Neon Yel­low Ta­pes­try nee­dle

TEN­SION

Ap­prox. 25 sts and 34 rows in st st to mea­sure 10cm (4")

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

st(s) stitch(es) k knit p purl kfb in­crease by knit­ting into front and back of next st st st stock­ing st k2­tog knit 2 sts to­gether skp slip one st, knit one st, pass slipped st over knit­ted st

SIZES

UK 2-4 (US 4-6, EU 35-37) UK 5-6 (US 7-8, EU 38-39) UK 6-7 (US 8-9, EU 39-40) UK 8-9 (US 10-11, EU 41-42)

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Ap­prox. size of un­stretched slip­pers when sewn up and laid flat, with cast-on edge fac­ing up­wards: UK 2-4 – 19 x 10cm (7½ x 4") UK 5-6 – 20 x 12cm (77/ x 4¾") UK 6-7 – 21 x 13cm (8¼ x 5¼") UK 8-9 – 22 x 14cm (8¾ x 5½") Don th­ese quirky-cute slip­pers as soon as you get in the door, and em­brace that ‘rain­bow hair, don’t care’ vibe that only uni­corns have the power to give you.

With chilly weather just round the cor­ner, they’re a must for keep­ing toes cosy. And, as they’re worked on straight nee­dles us­ing fairly ba­sic stitches, even knit­ting new­bies can give them a go. We’ve also used var­ie­gated yarn to cre­ate a colour­ful mane and tail with the min­i­mum of ef­fort, but you can eas­ily swap it for a dif­fer­ent shade in a sim­i­lar weight.

In­struc­tions

The slip­pers are knit­ted flat and seamed, and the ears and horn are made sep­a­rately and sewn on. The first part of the slip­per pat­tern (up to Row 18) is the same for all sizes. The pat­tern is writ­ten for size UK 2-4, with vari­a­tions for the larger sizes shown in brack­ets, in­creas­ing in or­der of size e.g. 1 (2,3, 4) sts. The sec­ond part of the pat­tern (Row 19 on­wards) is then split into dif­fer­ent sec­tions for each size.

Slip­pers (make two)

Us­ing Yarn A and 2.75mm nee­dles, cast on 70 (74, 76, 82) sts Rows 1-8 *k1, p1; re­peat from * to end of row Change to 3.25mm nee­dles Row 9 k27 (29, 30, 33), (kfb, k1) 3 times, k4, (kfb, k1) 3 times, k27 (29, 30, 33) [76, 80, 82, 88 sts] Row 10 p Row 11 k27 (29, 30, 33), (kfb, k2) 3 times, k4, (kfb, k2) 3 times, k27 (29, 30, 33) [82, 86, 88, 94 sts] Row 12 p Row 13 k27 (29, 30, 33), (kfb, k3) 3 times, k4, (kfb, k3) 3 times, k27 (29, 30, 33) [88, 92, 94, 100 sts] Row 14 p Row 15 k27 (29, 30, 33), (kfb, k4) 3 times, k4, (kfb, k4) 3 times, k27 (29, 30, 33) [94, 98, 100, 106 sts] Row 16 p Row 17 k27 (29, 30, 33), (kfb, k5) 3 times, k4, (kfb, k5) 3 times, k27 (29, 30, 33) [100, 104, 106, 112 sts] Row 18 p Shap­ing (UK 2-4) Rows 19-30 start­ing with a k row, work in st st Row 31 cast off 12 sts, k to end of row [88 sts] Row 32 cast off 12 sts, p to end of row [76 sts] Row 33 cast off 6 sts, k to end of row [70 sts] Row 34 cast off 6 sts, p to end of row [64 sts] Row 35 cast off 3 sts, k to end of row [61 sts] Row 36 cast off 3 sts, p to end of row [58 sts] Row 37 cast off 2 sts, k to end of row [56 sts]

Row 38 cast off 2 sts, p to end of row [54 sts] Row 39 cast off 1 st, k to end of row [53 sts] Row 40 cast off 1 st, p to end of row [52 sts] Row 41 cast off all sts Shap­ing (UK 5-6) Rows 19-36 start­ing with a k row, work in st st Row 37 cast off 12 sts, k to end of row [92 sts] Row 38 cast off 12 sts, p to end of row [80 sts] Row 39 cast off 6 sts, k to end of row [74 sts] Row 40 cast off 6 sts, p to end of row [68 sts] Row 41 cast off 3 sts, k to end of row [65 sts] Row 42 cast off 3 sts, p to end of row [62 sts] Row 43 cast off 2 sts, k to end of row [60 sts] Row 44 cast off 2 sts, p to end of row [58 sts] Row 45 cast off 1 st, k to end of row [57 sts] Row 46 cast off 1 st, p to end of row [56 sts] Row 47 cast off all sts Shap­ing [UK 6-7] Row 19-40 start­ing with a k row, work in st st Row 41 cast off 12 sts, k to end of row [94 sts] Row 42 cast of 12 sts, p to end of row [82 sts] Row 43 cast off 6 sts, k to end of row [76 sts] Row 44 cast off 6 sts, p to end of row [70 sts] Row 45 cast off 3 sts, k to end of row [67 sts] Row 46 cast off 3 sts, p to end of row [64 sts] Row 47 cast off 2 sts, k to end of row [62 sts] Row 48 cast off 2 sts, p to end of row [60 sts] Row 49 cast off 1 st, k to end of row [58 sts] Row 50 cast off 1 st, p to end of row [57 sts] Row 51 cast off all sts Shap­ing (UK 8-9) Rows 19-44 start­ing with a k row, work in st st Row 45 cast off 18 sts, k to end of row [94 sts] Row 46 cast off 18 sts, p to end of row [76 sts] Row 47 cast off 6 sts, k to end of row [70 sts] Row 48 cast off 6 sts, p to end of row [64 sts] Row 49 cast off 3 sts, k to end of row [61 sts] Row 50 cast off 3 sts, p to end of row [58 sts] Row 51 cast off 2 sts, k to end of row [56 sts] Row 52 cast off 2 sts, p to end of row [54 sts] Row 53 cast off 1 st, k to end of row [53 sts] Row 54 cast off 1 st, p to end of row [52 sts] Row 55 cast off all sts

Horn (make two)

Us­ing Yarn C and 3.25mm nee­dles, cast on 12 sts Rows 1-6 start­ing with a k row, work in st st Row 7 *k2, k2­tog; re­peat from * to end of row [9 sts] Row 8 p Row 9 k Row 10 p Row 11 *k1, k2­tog; re­peat from * to end of row [6 sts] Row 12 p Row 13 k Row 14 p Row 15 k2­tog 3 times [3 sts] Cut the yarn, leav­ing a tail for sewing. Thread the tail through the re­main­ing 3 sts and pull tight.

Ear front (make four)

Us­ing Yarn A and 3.25mm nee­dles, cast on cast on 8 sts Row 1 k Row 2 p Row 3 k3 in Yarn A, k2 in Yarn B, k3 in Yarn A Row 4 p3 in Yarn A, p2 in Yarn B, p

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