Ataraxy by Dana Gervais

Ataraxy

Knitting
September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch worked both flat and in the round, after blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
Narrow (medium, wide 1, wide 2, wide 3) ~ Circumference: 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5) inches/ 19 (21.6, 24, 26.7, 29.2) centimetres ~ Foot length is customizable
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When you’re focussed on a beautiful pattern, and using yarn you love to create something beautiful and unique, it’s easy to lose track of time and not notice when exactly the day’s irritations faded away to nothing. At this moment there is only you, the satisfying click…click…click of your needles while your hands mindlessly create one stitch after another, row after row, while the soft fibre warms your soul as it slides between your fingers, being guided gently from skein to needle. This feeling is called Ataraxy.

Ataraxy is an elegant, fitted slipper featuring unique construction that allows each slipper to be seamless. This pattern uses a seamless cast on. I used Judy’s magic cast on, though you should use whichever cast on you would normally use for toe up socks. You can also use a provisional cast on with scrap yarn. A link to a video demonstrating the cast-on method used in the sample, and the unique slipper construction is included in the pattern.

Instructions are included for 5 circumferences and foot length is customizable. The stitch pattern is both written and charted. The pattern is needle-neutral to accommodate your preferred method of
working small circumference in the round.

NEEDLES
2.25mm (US 1) needles or size required to
obtain gauge in preferred style for working
small circumference in the round

GAUGE
8 stitches and 12 rows/rounds per 1 inch/2.5
centimetres in stockinette stitch both flat and
in the round, measured after blocking

SKILLS
Knit, Purl, Increases, Decreases, Seamless or
provisional cast-on, Cables, Grafting

NOTIONS
Stitch markers, Tapestry needle, Scrap yarn
(if using provisional cast-on), Cable needle
(optional)

SIZES
Narrow (medium, wide 1, wide 2, wide 3)
Circumference: 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5) inches/
19 (21.6, 24, 26.7, 29.2) centimetres
Foot length is customizable

Thank you to Tian Connaughton for tech editing this pattern and to all the amazing test knitters who test knit it.