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Baby Slippers Knitting PatternDesigned by Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer
1 skein SockPixie Merino Sock Yarn
Size 1 US (2.25 mm) double pointed needles or 2 16" circulars
You may use straight needles to begin the pattern Gauge:
30 sts= 4 inches in garter st Instructions
Note that the sole is knit in garter stitch, knitting back and forth.
Cast on 7 stitches.
Knit 2 rows.
Repeat the following 2 rows until you have 15 stitches.
Row 1: K1, knit into front and back of next st, knit till 3 stitches are left, knit into front and back of next st, k2
Row 2: Knit Knit even in garter stitch until the whole sole from the cast on edge measures 2½". Repeat the next 2 rows until you have 5 sts left.
Row 1: K1, k2tog, knit until 3 sts are left, k2tog, k1
Row 2: Knit Do not BO. Keep these 5 sts on your needle, and with that same needle pick up 28 sts to the center of the toe. Take your second needle and pick up 29 sts from the center of the toe to right before the 5 original sts, and knit 2 sts from the first needle to the second. You will now have 31 sts on each needle. The beginning of the round will be at the heel. Attach marker to show location of heel. The rest of the slipper is knit in the round, in garter stitch (purl one round, knit 1 round). Round 1 and all odd rounds: Purl
Round 2: K25, k2tog, k8, SSK, k25
Round 4: K24, k2tog, k8, SSK, k24
Round 6: K23, k2tog, k8, SSK, k23
Round 8: K22, k2tog, k8, SSK, k22
Round 10: K21, [k2tog] 3 times, [SSK] 3 times, k21
Round 12: K18, [k2tog] 3 times, [SSK] 3 times, k18
Round 14: K15, [k2tog] 3 times, [SSK] 3 times, k15
Round 15: Purl BO loosely knitwise.
Weave in ends, make a second identical slipper, and find a lucky baby to give the slippers to! For personal use only. © Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer and used with permission. Visit Caroline's blog Sockpixie. See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.