Mary Jane Slippers
Slip on instant comfort for those tired, achy feet.
Design by Amy Niezur
14 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm
in garter st with larger needles. To save time, take time to
Wrap and Turn (W/T): Work to st indicated, bring yarn between needles to front of work, slip next st to RH needle, take yarn to back, slip wrapped st back to LH needle, turn.
Two double-point needles are used to work back and forth in rows on the smaller number of stitches used for the heel, foot and toes of these slippers. Top edge is worked in rounds with
the set of double-point needles.
With larger needles, cast on 13 sts. Heel Work garter st short-row heel as
follows: Rows 1 (RS) and 2: Knit to last st, W/T. Note: Mark Row 1 as RS. Rows 3 and 4: Knit to last 2 sts, W/T. Rows 5 and 6: Knit to last 3 sts, W/T. Rows 7 and 8: Knit to last 4 sts, W/T. Note: There are now 4 wrapped sts at each end of row and 5 unwrapped sts in the center. Rows 9 and 10: Knit to first wrapped st (4th stitch from end of row), knit this st, turn. Rows 11 and 12: Knit to next
wrapped st, knit this st, turn. Continue until all wrapped sts have
been worked. Foot Work even until piece measures
7 (8, 9) inches. Note: Measure length in center of row. Toe Work same as heel until all wrapped
sts have been worked. Bind off. Top Edge Beg at center back heel with smaller needles, pick up and knit 65 (71, 77) sts. Divide on needles. Pm and join to work in rnds. Rnd 1: Purl, dec 3 sts across top of
toe—62 (68, 74) sts. Rnd 2: Knit. Rnd 3: Purl. Bind off kwise.
Strap Mark desired location of strap along side of top edge. With smaller needles, pick up and knit 3 sts at marker along side edge of slipper. Work in garter st, slipping the first st of each row pwise, until strap measures 31/2 inches. Next row (buttonhole): K2tog, yo, k1. Knit 1 row. Bind off. Work strap for 2nd slipper to
mirror first. Sew button opposite buttonhole. Weave in ends.