Little slippers knit up quickly. They are knit in the round with double-pointed needles and have a single-piece construction. The heel is knit flat and sewn together and the top of the slipper is knit like a mitten. Astrid Slippers keep little ones cozy on chilly nights or frosty mornings. I love the happy crowns at the top of the slipper and the fleur-de-lis pattern at the bottom of the foot. The ribbon is optional and can be threaded through the bottom of the slipper, and tied at the top of the foot.
Astrid was my seventh slipper design in a series of twelve published in the Norseknits e-book.
Sizes Child's medium 10-13 Yarn Rauma 3 tråds Strikkegarn, DK weight (or equivalent) 70-75 yards (64-69 m) Needles US 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs or FlexiFlips (or gauge-sized needles) Notions 3mm crochet hook and darning needle Gauge and Swatch 24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm (Lightly felted to 28 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm) NOTE: Please pay attention to your gauge and use whatever size needle you need to knit 24 stitches and 24 rows for 4 inches. While teaching a class on these slippers, I have seen knitters use needles as small as a US 2 and as large as a US 5. Skills Used Long-tail cast on Knitting and purling in colorwork ssk k2tog Backward loop Knitting in the round Hand sewing Single crochet (double crochet UK)