Elf Slippers with Curled Toes by Thomasina Cummings Designs

Elf Slippers with Curled Toes

October 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
in Using DK yarn in trebles
3.5 mm (E)
50 - 248 yards (46 - 227 m)
0-999 years
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These novelty slippers, with curled toes, can be worked in a variety of yarns (4ply, DK, Aran, WW, light chunky), to any size using a few simple measurements.

A. Around the foot, at the widest part, generally just behind the toes.
B. The distance from measurement A to the heel.
C. The distance from measurement A to the toe.

An illustration is provided to help you take these measurements. See attached photograph.

I would describe it as a recipe since actual sizes are not included.

Basic stitches are used and pictures are included throughout as well as written instructions.

Quantities vary with chosen size or yarn. As a guide, a pair of adult sized slippers will use less than 300m. You will also need some contrasting colour for the trim.

It is preferable to work with a hook that produces neat (tighter) stitches not loose ones and I have given a suggested gauge of 16sts and 9 rows to 4” in DK yarn working in UK trebles.

Ultimately, you will need: the measurements above, your chosen yarn, an appropriately sized hook, two stitch markers and a wool needle for neatening ends. Embellishments like pom-poms or bells are optional.

The pattern is written in UK terms with a table of US equivalents provided as applicable.