Not-So-Ruby Slippers by Dawn Ellerd

Not-So-Ruby Slippers

April 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in hdc (US terminology)
4.5 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
One size fits most women; 8.25"/21cm long unstretched
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This pattern is available in print for $5.00.

Ruby or not ruby? That is the question. And “NOT” is the shocking answer. The ruby slippers of movie fame are — according to the book — neither ruby nor slippers, but rather innocuous, though powerfully charmed, silver shoes of which the
Wicked Witch of the East was rumored to have been rather proud. Like another iconic movie image associated with the story, the seldom-mentioned-in-the-book road of yellow brick, Dorothy’s footwear seems to have succumbed to the glamour of Hollywood and suffered a bout of radically inflamed ego.


Cascade 220 Superwash 100% superwash wool; 220 yds/201m per 100g skein; 9 WPI, 1 skein #1946
Cascade Fixation 98.3% cotton / 1.7% elastic; 100 yds/91m per 50g skein; 11 WPI, 2 skeins #3611

US G 4.5mm crochet hook

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