MERINO 4PLY ELF SLIPPERS

Merino 4Ply Elf Slippers Project

LEVEL: EASY

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 4 Seasons'Merino 4ply 2 x 50g balls Main Colour (M) - shade 18 Green and Moda Vera Jazz 1 x 50g ball Contrast Colour (C) - shade 18 White.
  • One pair each 3.25mm and 4.50mm knitting needles or sizes needed for correct tension.
  • A small amount of hobby fill.
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

SIZE

Measurement
To Fit Foot (approx) cm: 24 (Lady), 27 (Man)

TENSION

27 sts and 54 rows to 10cm over garter st using 3.25mm needles and M.

INSTRUCTIONS

SLIPPER (make 2 - beg at heel)

Using 3.25mm needles and M, cast on 39 (47) sts.

Beg Heel Shaping -

1st row (RS) - Knit.
2nd row - K15 (19), P1, K7, P1, K15 (19).
3rd row - Knit.
4th row - K15 (19), P1, M2 (knit into front, then back, then front of next st), K5, M2, P1, K15 (19) ... 43 (51) sts.
5th row - Knit.
6th row - K15 (19), P1, M2, K9, M2, P1, K15 (19) ...47 (55) sts.
7th row - Knit.

For Man only -

8th row - K19, P1, M2, K13, M2, P1, K19 ... 59 sts.
9th row - Knit.

For Both Lady and Man -

Next row - K15 (19), P1, inc in next st, K13 (17) inc in next st, P1, K15 (19) ... 49 (61) sts.
Next row - Knit.
Next row - K15 (19), P1, K17 (21), P1, K15 (19). Rep last 2 rows until work measures 10 (12) cm from beg, working last row on WS. Tie a coloured thread at each end of last row to mark end f foot opening. Rep last 2 rows until work measure 15 (17) cm from beg, working last row on WS.

Beg Toe Shaping

For Man only -Next row - K2, * K2tog, K9, rep from * to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2 ... 55 sts.
Knit 11 rows garter st.
Next row - K4, * K2tog, K7, rep from * to last 6 sts, K2tog, K4 ... 49 sts.
Knit 11 rows garter st.

For Both Lady and Man

Next row - K1, * K2tog, K7, rep from * to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 ... 43 sts. Knit 11 rows garter st.
Next row - K3, * K2tog, K5, rep from * to last 5 sts, K2tog, K3 ... 37 sts. Knit 11 rows garter st.
Next row - K5, * K2tog, K3, rep from * to last 7 sts,
K2tog, K5 ... 31 sts. Knit 11 rows garter st.
Next row - K2, * K2tog, K3, rep from * to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2 ... 25 sts.
Knit 11 rows garter st.
Next row - K1, * K2tog, K2, rep from * to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2 ... 19 sts. Knit 11 rows garter st.
Next row - K1, * K2tog, K1, rep from * to end ... 13 sts. Knit 11 rows garter st.
Next row - K1, * K2tog, rep from * to end ... 7 sts.
Break off yarn leaving a long end. Thread yarn through rem sts, draw up tightly. Fasten off securely.

CUFF

Run a gathering st on each side edge of work from toe for 10cm and draw up tightly to form curl of toe. Using
mattress st, join top seam from toe to coloured threads, marking end of foot opening. With RS facing, using
4.50mm needles and C, knit up 40 (48) sts evenly along foot opening edge. Knit 3 rows garter st. Cast off.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Fill curled sections of toe firmly with hobby fill moulding to shape. Using mattress st, join heel seam. Sew in ends.

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