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Ruby Slippers
Dorothy's Ruby Slippers by Melissa Dominguez
Needle and yarn
US 0 - 2.0 mm
Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer
138.6 yards, 30 grams 0.6 skeins = 138.6 yards (126.7m)
Knit Picks Stroll Solids, Heathers & Twists
231 yards in stash
161.7 yards, 35 grams 0.7 skeins = 161.7 yards (147.9m)
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
About this pattern
Dorothy's Ruby Slippers
by Melissa Dominguez
from Knit Picks Website
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18 projects, in 159 queues
About this yarn
Stroll Solids, Heathers & Twists
by Knit Picks
Fingering / 4 ply
75% Merino, 25% Nylon
231 yards / 50 grams
nodice's star rating
25283 projects, stashed 21961 times
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
2172 projects, stashed 2282 times
  • Originally queued: January 13, 2011
  • Project created: November 19, 2012
  • Updated: December 16, 2012