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Mary Jane Slippers
Woman's small (medium, large) Fits shoe size 5-7 (8-10, 11-13) Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.
Length: 9 (10, 11) inches
- Universal Classic Chunky Long Print (chunky weight; 75% acrylic/25% wool; 131 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein green meadow #6313
- Size 9 (5.5mm) double-point needles
- Size 10 (6mm) double-point needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch markers
- 2 (7/8-inch) buttons
14 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in garter st with larger needles.
To save time, take time to check gauge.
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.
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 st 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.
Work even until piece measures 7 (8, 9) inches.
Note: Measure length in center of row.
Work same as heel until all wrapped sts have been worked. Bind off.
Beg at center-back heel with smaller needles, pick up and knit 65 (71, 77) sts. Divide on needles. Place marker 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.
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 3 1/2 inches.
Next row (buttonhole): K2tog, yo, k1.
Knit 1 row. Bind off.
Work strap for 2nd slipper to mirror first.
Sew button opposite buttonhole.
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