Where we live, the weather bounces back and forth between winter and spring from February to May, and even in the summer, the nights and mornings can be cool. In these extended spring months, sometimes you want warm toes but refuse to wear anything that even remotely hints at winter. These slippers will keep you warm, yet celebrate the happy flower season.
Sidse Slippers are knit back and forth at the heel, and then joined in the round. They are knit with dark blue and white, and then the light blue is added with a duplicate stitch. Fun to make, fun to wear, fun to give away. Happy Spring knitting!
Sizes Women’s small 5-6.5, Women’s medium 7-8, Women’s large 8.5-10.5, Child's large 3-4 Yarn Rauma 3 tråds Strikkegarn, DK weight (or equivalent) 160-180 yards (146-165m) Needles US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs or FlexiFlips (or gauge-sized needles) Additional Materials 4mm 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) Duplicate stitch