Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Moon Socks" - You need at least one pair... if not two!"

Knitted Slippers in 2 threads "Nepal".
Size: 35/37 - 38/39 - 40/42
Foot length: 22-24-26 cm


  • DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
  • 100-150-150 g colour no 0517 medium grey OR colour no 3720 medium pink
  • 100-150-150 g colour no 0501, grey mix
  • DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND STRAIGHT NEEDLES SIZE 6 mm - or size needed to get 13 sts x 17 rows in stocking st with 2 threads = 10 x 10 cm.
  • BUTTONS NO 538: 4 pieces
Garter stitch
Knit (K) - continental
Knit (K) - US/UK method
Purl (P) - continental
Purl (P) - US/UK method
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

Cast on 36-38-40 sts on double pointed needles size 6 mm with 1 thread medium grey or colour no 3720 medium pink and 1 thread grey mix.
Work rib K 1/P 1 in the round until piece measures approx. 10 cm.

FOOT: Now keep the first 9-11-11 sts on the round on the needle, slip the remaining 27-27-29 sts on a stitch holder. Continue with rib back and forth over the 9-11-11 sts - AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row cast on 1 new st in each side (edge st) = 11-13-13 sts. When 7-8.5-10 cm have been worked, cast off 1 edge st in each side = 9-11-11 sts. Then slip the sts from stitch holder back on needle and knit up 12-14-16 sts on each side of middle part (inside 1 edge st) = 60-66-72 sts on needle. Now measure piece from here. Insert 1 marker mid front of toe and 1 marker mid back on heel. Continue in the round with rib as before for 2 cm. Now finish the piece in stocking st - AT THE SAME TIME K 2 sts tog on each side of every marker on every other round (= 4 sts less per round) continue dec until stocking st section measures 3-3-4 cm – cast off. Sew tog seam mid under foot in outermost st to avoid a chunky seam.

Cast on 15-17-17 sts on needle size 6 mm with 1 thread medium grey and 1 thread grey mix.
Work as follows: 1 st in GARTER ST - see explanation above, * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-*, finish with K 1 and 1 st in garter st.
When piece measures 2 cm, cast off for 2 button holes as follows from RS: 1 st in garter st, K 1, P 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, 1 YO, * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-* until 5 sts remain, 1 YO, K 2 tog, P 1, K 1, 1 st in garter st.
Continue with rib and in garter st in each side until piece measures approx. 36-37-38 cm. Cast off sts with K over K and P over P.
Sew buttons on to cuff and button cuff tog.
Slide cuff 2 cm down on foot with buttons on the outside of slipper and sew cuff to cast on edge on slipper from WS with invisible stitches.