Our very first home was a gable-front red brick house on a tree-lined street in Salt Lake City. The first autumn, we planted 1000 tulips by the full moon and made shutters with cut-out tulips for the front windows. It was the tulip house.
One of the best things about that home was living a few doors down from Kjell and Randi Bjorg. Kjell was a baker from Bergen who made the best Marzipan Cake in the world. Randi, his wife, was once the National Folk Artist of Norway. Before immigrating to Utah, she designed tapestries for the royal family and created costumes for Huisfliden. She became my mentor, muse, and friend. These slippers are named after her.
Sizes Women’s medium to large size 7.5-11 Men’s medium 8-10.5 Finished Measurements Unfelted slipper: 10.66” x 5.16” Felted slipper: 10.” x 5” Yarn Rauma 3 tr. Strikkegarn Main Color: 50 g Gold 131(or 105 meters of DK-weight yarn) Contrasting Color: 50 g Off White 101 (or 105 meters of DK-weight yarn) Needles Double-pointed needles US 3 (3.25 mm) (or another size double-pointed needles to obtain the correct gauge) Notions 3 mm crochet hook Gauge and Swatch 24 stitches/24 rows = 4 inches or 10 centimeters Lightly felted to 28 stitches/24. = 4 inches or 10 centimeters 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 in colorwork Purling in colorwork Catching floats ssk k2tog Backward loop Knitting flat Knitting in the round Crochet edge (single crochet, UK double) Chart reading