Copenhagen by Kate Bostwick

Copenhagen

Knitting
May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 40.5 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
50 - 395 yards (46 - 361 m)
To fit approximate foot length: 4 (5, 6, 7.5, 8){9, 10, 11}[9.5, 10.5, 11, 11.5]”/ 10 (12.5, 15, 19, 20.5){23, 25.5, 28}[24, 26.5, 28, 29] cm
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Errata available: cowtownknits.com

This pattern is from Travel Knits for the Family, Volume 1 - Into the Cold. For more information on the book click here. For travel stories and inspiration for the patterns, check out cowtownknits.com.


Please note: As knitters have been having a hard time obtaining the correct gauge with the original needle size recommendations, these have now been adjusted to those listed above.

Copenhagen is a pattern for a snug pair of slippers to give you extra warmth on brisk days. You can easily throw these in your suitcase, they’ll take up very little room, and they’ll do the trick if your accommodations are a bit chilly.
They are worked seamlessly, one section at a time, starting with the sole. After you’ve worked the sole, stitches are picked up around the edge which are then used to work the toe and then the heel. Short rows are used throughout to make the slipper fit just right. The top is embellished with a Latvian Braid, followed by a bit of ribbing.
You can use any heavy DK to worsted weight yarn for this project, but keep in mind that a good strong yarn will hold up best if you plan to wear these a lot.

Sizes
6 to 12 mo (1 to 3 yr, 3 to 5 yr, 5 to 9 yr, 7 to 13 yr){3 to 6, 6 to 9, 8 to 12}6 to 8, 8.5 to 10, 10.5 to 12, 12.5 to 14s children’s age, women’s US shoe size, men’s US shoe size.) To fit approximate foot length: 4 (5, 6, 7.5, 8){9, 10, 11}9.5, 10.5, 11, 11.5”/ 10 (12.5, 15, 19, 20.5){23, 25.5, 28}24, 26.5, 28, 29 cm.
These slippers are designed with no ease. If you would like to wear them a little more snug, without socks, I recommend making a size smaller than your measurements.

Materials
Suggested Yarn

Heavy DK to worsted weight yarn in the following quantities:
Main Colour (MC) (for Sole and Toe): 25 (40, 60, 80, 90){105, 140, 175}110, 150, 175, 215 yds/ 25 (40, 55, 75, 85){95, 130, 160}100, 135, 160, 195 m
Contrast Colour (CC) (for Sole and Back): 25 (35, 50, 65, 75){85, 120, 145}90, 125, 145, 180 yds / 25 (35, 50, 60, 70){80, 110, 135}85, 115, 135, 165 m

The samples shown were knit with the following yarns:

  • Women’s Slippers: Rowan Pure Wool Superwash DK; 100% wool; 137 yds 125 m/1.76 oz 50 g. Knit in Women’s size 3 to 6 with Enamel (00013) as the MC and Caviar (00114) as the CC.
  • Men’s Slippers: HiKoo by skacel Kenzie; 50% New Zealand Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Angora, 10% Alpaca, 5% Silk Noils; 160yds 146 m/1.76 oz 50 g. Knit in Men’s size 6 to 8 with Kiwi Fruit (1007) as the MC and Kea (1026) as the CC.
  • Child’s Slippers: CaMaRose Lama Uld 1/2; 50% Lama, 50% Wool; 109 yds 100 m/1.76 oz 50 g. Knit in Child’s size 7 to 13 yrs with Marinebla (6560) as the MC and Braendt Orange (6010) as the CC.
  • Child’s Slippers: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220; 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 220 yds 200 m/3.5 oz 100 g. Knit in Child’s size 5 to 9 yrs in Regal (7807) as the MC and Silver Grey (8401) as the CC.

Needles
Needle A (for Toe, Back, and Latvian Braid): US#4/3.5 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) DPNs and/or 16”/40 cm circulars (see note about needle choice in the “Setup” section)
Needle B (for Sole and Cuff ribbing): US#2/2.75 mm (or 2 sizes smaller than that used to obtain gauge) DPNs

Notions
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scrap yarn.

Gauge
23 sts and 40.5 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, using Needle A.