Mittens for your feet! Norwegian slippers are fun to make, fun to wear, and fun to give away. These Hansdatter Slippers have a Selbu star motif. When I was little, my Grandpa Hansen used to show me the stars every summer night and quiz me on the names of the stars he showed me the night before. In the small town where he lived, his neighbors called me Bruce Hansen’s granddaughter, so I guess you could say that these slippers are named after both of us.
A fairly fast knit—in the round with double-pointed needles and single piece construction, Hansdatter slippers feature 2-color stranded knitting and double-point knitting in the round. The heel is knit and purl colorwork and the slipper is finished with a crocheted edge.
Sizes Women’s US 6-9 If you need a larger size, bump up a needle size from gauge-sized needle. If you need a smaller size, size down a needle size. Yarn Raumagarn 3 tr. Strikkegarn, 50 g Grey 113 (or 105 meters of equivalent DK-weight yarn). 50 g Off White 101 (or 105 meters of equivalent DK-weight yarn) Needles and Hooks 3mm double-point needles, a 3mm crochet hook, and a darning needle. Gauge and Swatch 24 stitches = 4 inches or 10 cm, and lightly felted 28 stitches = 4 inches or 10 cm Please pay attention to the gauge and use whatever size knitting needle you need to in order to obtain the gauge. In teaching a class on these slippers, I have seen knitters use as small as a US 2 needle and as large as a US 5. It is all about the gauge. Skills Used Long-tail cast on Knitting in stranded colorwork Purling in stranded colorwork k2tog ssk Backward lopp Chart reading Catching Floats Knitting with DPNs in the round (I like FlexiFlips) Hand sewing Crochet single crochet US (double crochet UK)