Size: 23/25 -26/28 -29/31 -32/34 -35/37 To fit foot length: 15-17-18-20-22 cm.
Materials:100-100-100-100-100 g colour no 06, olive 50-100-100-100-100 g colour no 35, lime
+ some left-over thin wool yarn in black, white, and red.
STRAIGHT NEEDLES SIZE 9 mm - or size needed to get 10 sts x 20 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.
SLIPPER: Worked back and forth in one piece and sewn tog mid under foot when finished. The whole slipper is worked K on all rows (= garter st). Cast on 28-32-36-40-42 sts on needle size 9 mm with lime. K 3-4-5-6-6 rows. Insert a marker in middle of piece. Work next row as follows: K until 1-1-1-2-2 sts remain before marker, make 1 YO, K 2-2-2-4-4 sts and make 1 more YO, K the rest of row. On next row K the YOs twisted to avoid holes (i.e. work in back loop of st) – AT THE SAME TIME continue the inc with 1 YO on each side of the middle 2-2-2-4-4 sts on every row until there are 50-56-62-68-74 sts on needle. Switch to olive. Work 4 rows without inc. Then dec 1 st at the beg of the next 4-4-4-6-6 rows (i.e. dec a total of 2-2-2-3-3 sts in each side) = 46-52-58-62-68 sts remain on needle. A total of 22-24-26-30-32 rows have been worked (= 11-12-13-15-16 ridges (1 ridge = 2 rows in garter st), cast off the remaining sts. Loosely sew tog edge to edge under foot and mid back (avoid a thick edge).
EYES: Cast on 2 sts with olive on needle size 9 mm. Row 1: K 2 sts in each st = 4 sts. Row 2: P all sts. Row 3: K 2 sts in every st = 8 sts. Row 4-6: Work in stocking st without inc. Row 7: K all sts tog 2 by 2 = 4 sts. Row 8: P all sts. Row 9: K all sts tog 2 by 2 = 2 sts. Cut the thread approx. 20 cm, pull it through the remaining sts. A circle has now been worked, baste the thread around the circle and tighten tog. Work another eye and sew them on top of the slipper.
FELTING: Place the slippers in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at 40 degrees with normal spin but no pre-wash. After wash shape the slippers to the right size while still wet and leave to dry flat. At subsequent wash, wash the slippers at regular wool programme.
FACE: Sew on a red mouth, 2 black stitches for nostrils and sew white and black on the eyes as on picture.