Nelse Slippers by Pam Allen
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Nelse Slippers

Knitting
December 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch with smaller needle, after blocking
US 13 - 9.0 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
120 - 240 yards (110 - 219 m)
Sizes XS (S, M, L): 6½ (8, 9¾, 11¼)" [16.5 (20.5, 25, 28.5) cm], heel to toe (unstretched), 6½ (9½, 9½, 10¼)" [16.5 (24, 24, 28) cm] cuff circumference

Size M shown on women’s size US 8, and size L on men’s size US 9

yarn
puffin
1 (2, 2, 2) skeins MC; size M shown in iceland 153 and size L in kittywake 151
1 skein CC; size M shown in bird’s egg 106 and size L in sedum 142
Note: Only approx 8 (11, 11, 13) yds of the CC are used per pair. If you have Puffin leftovers, use them!

needles
24” circular in size US 13 / 9 mm
set dpns in size US 13 / 9 mm
spare needle in size US 15 / 10 mm

notes
Slippers are knitted flat from the back of the foot to the toe, with increases to shape the heel. Stitches are bound off at each end to create the cuff, then the piece is worked the length of the foot with decreases to shape the toe. Top of foot and front of cuff are seamed, and back of foot is closed using the three-needle bind off. Stitches are picked up around top of cuff and worked in a contrasting color.

skills required
Waste yarn cast on, increasing, decreasing, working in the round, three-needle bind off, seaming.