Bal­let Slip­pers

These easy slip­pers make the per­fect quick-to-knit shower gift for the new baby.

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De­sign by Scar­let Tay­lor

Slip­pers

Sole With size 5 nee­dles, cast on 15

(18) sts. Work in St st, inc 1 st at each end [ev­ery row] 3 times, then [ev­ery other row] once—23 (26) sts. Work 3 (5) rows even. Dec row (RS): K2­tog, work in pat to

last 2 sts, k2­tog—21 (24) sts. Con­tin­u­ing in St st, rep Dec row [ev­ery RS row] once, then [ev­ery row] twice—15 (18) sts. Bind off. Top of foot With size 5 nee­dles and RS fac­ing, pick up and knit 3 (5) sts across 1 short end of sole for toe. Row 1 and all odd-num­bered rows

(WS): Purl. Row 2 (RS): K1 st, [kfb] 2 (3) times,

k0 (1) st(s)—5 (8) sts. Row 4: K1 (2) st(s), [kfb] 3 (4) times,

k1 (2) st(s)—8, (12) sts. Row 6: K2 (4) sts, [kfb] 5 (5) times,

k1 (3) st(s)—13, (17) sts. Row 8: K4 (6) sts, [kfb] 6 (6) times,

k3 (5) sts—19 (23) sts. Row 9: Purl. Row 10: Knit. Row 11: Purl. Rep [Rows 10 and 11] 6 times. Next row (RS): K8 (10) sts, bind off

cen­ter 3 sts, work across rem sts. Work­ing on last 8 (10) sts only, purl

1 row even. Dec row (RS): K1, ssk, k5 (7)—7 (9) sts. Rep Dec row [ev­ery RS row] twice—

5 (7) sts. Work 9 (11) rows even. Bind off. With WS fac­ing, join yarn to rem 8 (10)

sts, and purl 1 row even. Dec row (RS): Knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog,

k1—7 (9) sts. Rep Dec row [ev­ery RS row] twice—

5 (7) sts. Work 9 (13) rows even. Bind off. Pi­cot cuff With size 4 nee­dles and RS fac­ing, pick up and knit 30 sts around an­kle edge. Beg with purl row, work 3 rows in St st. Rib­bon eyelet row (RS): K5, [k2­tog,

yo, k4] 3 times, k2­tog, yo, k5. Con­tinue even in St st un­til cuff mea­sures ap­prox 1 inch, end­ing with a WS row. Pi­cot turn­ing ridge: K1, *yo, k2­tog;

rep from * across, end­ing k1. Change to size 3 nee­dles and con­tinue even in St st for ap­prox 1 inch, end­ing with a WS row. Bind off loosely.

Fin­ish­ing

Sew heel seam. Sew sides of slip­per and sole tog, eas­ing in any full­ness at toe. Fold cuff hem in­side at pi­cot turn­ing

ridge, pin and sew in place. Cut rib­bon into 2 (18-inch) lengths. Weave 1 length through eyelet row of each slip­per and tie bow.

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