Fair Isle Slippers

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Fair Isle Slippers

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A beautiful and holiday-appropriate Fair Isle snowflake motif adorns these slippers. 

4
7" [18 cm]
6/8
8" [20.5 cm]
S
9" [23 cm]
M
10" [25.5 cm]
L
11" [28 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $27.87

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Size:

  • 4
  • 6/8
  • S
  • M
  • L
Finished Foot Length
7" [18 cm]

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Step 2:

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MC

Super Value | Steel Blue Heather, 53014Edit Color
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A

Super Value | Oatmeal, 53010Edit Color
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B

Super Value | Forest Green, 53243Edit Color
$4.99

Bernat Pattern Book:

Great Gift Ideas | Great Gift Ideas, 530181Edit Version
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
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Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 6/4mm
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The materials for this project cost $27.87

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Foot Length
4 7" [18 cm]
6/8 8" [20.5 cm]
S 9" [23 cm]
M 10" [25.5 cm]
L 11" [28 cm]

MATERIALS

Child's Version
Super Value (197 g/7. oz;389 m/426 yds)
Sizes46/8 
MC
Steel Blue Heather (53014)
11
A
Oatmeal (53010)
11
B
Forest Green (53243)
11
Lady's Version
Super Value (197 g/7. oz;389 m/426 yds)
SizesSML 
MC
Teal Heather (53203)
112
A
Black (07421)
111
B
Forest Green (53243)
111
Man's Version
Super Value (197 g/7. oz;389 m/426 yds)
SizesSML 
MC
Taupe Heather (53015)
112
A
Oatmeal (53010)
111
B
True Grey (53044)
111

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st 

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.

Beg at toe end with B and set of 4 double-pointed needles, cast on 10 sts, leaving a long end. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles (4, 3, 3). Join in rnd placing a marker on first st.

1st rnd: Knit.
2nd rnd: K1. M1. Place marker. K2. M1. K3. M1. Place marker. K2. M1. K2. 14 sts.
3rd rnd: Knit.
4th rnd: (Knit to next marker. M1. K2. M1) twice. Rep last 2 rnds once more. 22 sts. Break B. Change to MC and rep last 2 rnds 4 (5-6-6-7) times more. 38 (42-46-46-50) sts.

PLACE CHART
Sizes 4, S and M only: Next rnd: (With A, K1. With MC, K1) 4 (5-5) times. With A, K2. With MC, K1. With A, K1. Work 1st row of Chart II (IV-IV) across next 13 (17- 17) sts. With A, K1. With MC, K1. With A, K2. (With MC, K1. With A, K1) 4 (5-5) times. With MC, K1.
Next rnd: (With MC, K1. With A, K1) 4 (5-5) times. With A, K3. With MC, K1. Work 2nd row of Chart II (IVIV) across next 13 (17-17) sts. With MC, K1. With A, K4. (With MC, K1. With A, K1) 4 (5-5) times.
See Charts II and IV.

Sizes 6/8 and L only: Next rnd: (With MC, K1. With A, K1) (4-5) times. With MC, K1. With A, K2. With MC, K1. With A, K1. Work 1st row of Chart (III-V) across next (15-19) sts. With A, K1. With MC, K1. With A, K2. (With MC, K1. With A, K1) (5-6) times.
Next rnd: (With A, K1. With MC, K1) (4-5) times. With A, K4. With MC, K1. Work 2nd row of Chart (III-V) across next (15-19) sts. With MC, K1. With A, K4. (With MC, K1. With A, K1) (4-5) times. With MC, K1.
See Charts III and V.

All sizes: Last 2 rnds form side and sole pat. Chart is now in position.
Keeping cont of pat, cont even until Chart is complete.

1st and 2nd rnds: With MC, work in pat across 13 (15-17-17-19) sts where chart was placed and stranding A across WS of work.
3rd rnd: Pat across 14 (16-17-17-19) sts. With 1 strand each of MC and A tog, P9 (11-11-11-11). Pat to end of rnd.
4th rnd: Pat across 14 (16-17-17-19) sts. With 1 strand each of MC and A tog, K9 (11-11-11-11). Pat to end of rnd.

Shape opening: 5th rnd: Pat across 14 (16-17-17-19) sts. With 1 strand each of MC and A tog, cast off next 9 (11-11-11-11) sts purlwise. Pat to end of rnd. Break yarn. 29 (31-35-35-39) sts rem.

Note: Cont in rows for rem of Slipper, working back and forth across set of 4 double-pointed needles, changing to pair of needles when opening is large enough to accommodate.

Sizes 4, S and M only: 1st row: (RS). With 1 strand each of A and B tog, K6 (7-7). With B, K1. *With A, K1. With B, K1. Rep from * to last 6 (7-7) sts. With 1 strand each of A and B tog, K6 (7-7).
2nd row: With 1 strand each of A and B tog, K6 (7-7). With A, P1. *With B, P1. With A, P1. Rep from * to last 6 (7-7) sts. With 1 strand each of A and B tog, K6 (7-7).

Sizes 6/8 and L only: 1st row: (RS). With 1 strand each of A and B tog, K(6-7). With A, K1. *With B, K1. With A, K1. Rep from * to last (6-7) sts. With 1 strand each of A and B tog, K(6-7).
2nd row: With 1 strand each of A and B tog, K(6-7). With B, P1. *With A, P1. With B, P1. Rep from * to last (6-7) sts. With 1 strand each of A and B tog, K(6-7).
Rep last 2 rows until work from toe end measures 6¼ (-8--9¼) ins [16 (18.5-20.5-21.5-23.5) cm], ending with a 2nd row.

All sizes: Shape heel: 1st row: (RS). With 1 strand each of A and B tog, K6 (6-7-7-7). *With A (B-A-A-B), K2tog. Pat to last 8 (8-9-9-9) sts. With A (B-A-A-B), Sl1. K1. psso. With 1 strand each of A and B tog, K6 (6-7- 7-7).
2nd row: With 1 strand each of A and B tog, K6 (6-7- 7-7). *With A (B-A-A-B), P2togtbl. Pat to last 8 (8-9-9-9) sts. With A (B-A-A-B), P2tog. With 1 strand each of A and B tog, K6 (6-7-7-7).
Rep last 2 rows 2 (3-3-3-4) times more, then 1st row 1 (0-1-1-1) time. 15 (15-17-17-17) sts rem.

Next row: With 1 strand each of A and B tog K6 (6-7- 7-7). K3tog. K6 (6-7-7-7). 13 (13-15-15-15) sts.

Cast off. Fold sides of cast off edge tog and sew center back heel seam. Draw yarn end tightly through toe sts and fasten securely.