HOW TO MAKE… UNI­CORN SLIP­PERS

Mollie Makes - - Introducing -

3 in Yarn A Row 5 k3 in Yarn A, kfb in Yarn B, kfb in Yarn B, k2 in Yarn A [10 sts] Row 6 p3 in Yarn A, p4 in Yarn B, p3 in Yarn A Row 7 k3 in Yarn A, k4 in Yarn B, k3 in Yarn A Row 8 p3 in Yarn A, p4 in Yarn B, p3 in Yarn A Row 9 k2 in Yarn A, skp in Yarn A, k2 in Yarn B, k2­tog in Yarn A, k2 in Yarn A [8 sts] Row 10 p3 in Yarn A, p2 in Yarn B, p3 in Yarn A Work all sts in Yarn A from here on Row 11 k2, skp, k2­tog, k2 [6 sts] Row 12 p Row 13 cast off

Ear back (make four)

Us­ing Yarn A and 3.25mm nee­dles, cast on 8 sts Row 1 k Row 2 p Row 3 k Row 4 p Row 5 k3, kfb, kfb, k3 [10 sts] Row 6 p Row 7 k Row 8 p Row 9 k2, skp, k2, k2­tog, k2 [8 sts] Row 10 p Row 11 k2, skp, k2­tog, k2 [6 sts] Row 12 p Row 13 k2, k2­tog, k2 [5 sts] Row 14 p Row 15 cast off

Fin­ish­ing

Sew up the slip­pers from the cas­ton rib end to the base us­ing Yarn A and mat­tress stitch, and con­tinue along the cast-off edge. Weave in any loose ends. To cre­ate a grippy sole, add neat dots of Rico Sock Stop to the bot­tom of the slip­pers as shown. Leave to dry for eight hours.

As­sem­bling the ears and horn

Place a front and back ear piece with wrong sides (WS) to­gether. Sew around the out­side us­ing mat­tress stitch and Yarn A, leav­ing the cast-on edge open. Re­peat with the re­main­ing ear pieces. Fold a horn piece in half along the length with WS to­gether, align­ing the raw edges. Us­ing mat­tress stitch and the yarn tail, sew the long edges from top to the bot­tom, leav­ing the cast-on edge open. Re­peat with the re­main­ing horn. Us­ing the im­age as a guide, place each ear 4.5cm (17/ down from the cast-on edge at the front of the slip­per, leav­ing a 3cm (1 ") gap be­tween them at the cen­tre of the slip­per front. Sew in place us­ing Yarn A, adding a stitch at the back of the ears to keep them up­right. Po­si­tion the horn 5.5cm (2 ") down from the front cast-on edge, and in be­tween the two ears. Sew in place us­ing Yarn C.

Mane

Us­ing Yarn D, sew small loops along the cast-on edge at the front of one slip­per, in be­tween the ears. Bring the yarn up at the WS of the slip­per, loop it around your fin­ger and take it back down. Re­peat sev­eral times to cre­ate a row of looped stitches, then re­peat in rows, work­ing down to the base of the horn. Weave in any loose ends, then re­peat with the re­main­ing slip­per.

Tail

Sew a length of Yarn D into the rib edg­ing at the back of one slip­per. Cut to give two 8.5cm (33/ lengths, then knot against the slip­per to se­cure in place. Re­peat sev­eral times along the height of the rib to cre­ate a bushy tail, then re­peat for the sec­ond slip­per.

Face

Us­ing the Yarn E and the im­age as a guide, em­broi­der the eyes with two straight stitches, se­cured in the cen­tre with a small stitch, and the nose with small straight stitches. Louise Walker A pat­tern de­signer and kit maker, Louise can’t get enough of knit­ting an­i­mals. She runs her brand, Sin­cerely Louise, from a South Lon­don stu­dio with two col­leagues, en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to knit fun de­signs with big per­son­al­i­ties. www.sin­cere­ly­louise.co.uk

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