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Ruby Slippers
Dorothy's Ruby Slippers by Melissa Dominguez
Needle and yarn
US 0 - 2.0 mm
300 yards
Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer
0.6 skeins = 138.6 yards (126.7 meters), 30 grams
Knit Picks Stroll Solids, Heathers & Twists
-46.2 yards in stash
0.7 skeins = 161.7 yards (147.9 meters), 35 grams
Knit Picks
January 2011

Trying to make these for Christina’s birthday on Thursday. Will almost certainly not happen on time.

These definitely took me longer than I expected! I had a few number differences with the pattern, mostly in the heel directions. If you’re comfortable with toe-up heels though it shouldn’t be an issue. And the pattern doesn’t mention to use a second ball of red when starting the intarsia section. It did have a good description of intarsia-in-the-round which I had never done before. But knitter beware, that means you will be purling back half of the time on the foot. This, plus DPNs in size 0 hurt my hands a little bit and made me slow down.

My gauge might have been tighter than 9 st/in (!), so my sock is a bit narrower. My friend has size 10 feet, so maybe a sock with a gusset would have been a better fit. In hindsight I would also knit the cuff longer than 5” to get a longer folded over cuff. But they turned out cute, and I think that she loved them!

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November 18 2012
December 7 2012
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About this yarn
Stroll Solids, Heathers & Twists
by Knit Picks
Fingering / 4 ply
75% Merino, 25% Nylon
231 yards / 50 grams
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About this yarn
Stroll Glimmer
by Knit Picks
Fingering / 4 ply
70% Merino, 25% Nylon, 5% Metallic
231 yards / 50 grams
nodice's star rating
3589 projects, stashed 3721 times
  • Originally queued: January 13, 2011
  • Project created: November 19, 2012
  • Updated: December 16, 2012