Lotta Slippers are a whimsical pair of slippers that are knit with white and blue. The gold and red are added with embroidery.
Sizes Women’s 6-8 If you need a larger size, knit with one size larger than gauge-sized needle to get 22 or 23 stitches over 4 inches. This will increase the length and the width of the slipper. When the slippers are felted, they don’t shrink in length as much as they do in width. The pattern has finished measurements before and after lightly felting. You can get 3 single slippers out of 2 skeins of yarn. Yarn Raumagarn 3 tr. Strikkegarn, 50 g Off-White 101 (or 105 meters of equivalent DK-weight yarn). 50 g Blue 167 (or 105 meters of equivalent DK-weight yarn) and a small amount of Red 144 and Gold 146 for embroidery Needles and Hooks 3mm double-point needles or FlexiFlips and a 3mm crochet hook The most common needle size used is a 3.25-3.75 mm or US 3 to 4, but please swatch to make sure you are on gauge. I have seen students knit these with as small as a US 2 and as large as a US 6 to get gauge. Notions Darning needle for sewing and embroidery 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 loop Chart reading Catching Floats Knitting with DPNs in the round (I like FlexiFlips) Hand sewing Crochet single crochet US (double crochet UK)