Hansdatter Slippers by Kristin Drysdale

Hansdatter Slippers

November 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
3.0 mm
153 - 164 yards (140 - 150 m)
Women's medium (size 6-9), Men's small (size 7-8)
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Norwegian slippers are fun to make, fun to wear, and fun to give away. These Hansendatter Slippers have a selbu star motif. When I was little, my Grandpa Hansen used to show me the stars every summer night, and quiz me on the stars he showed me the night before. In the small town where he lived, his neighbors called me Bruce Hansen’s granddaughter, so I guess you could say that these slippers are named after us.

A fairly fast knit—in the round with double-pointed needles and single piece construction They feature 2-color stranded knitting, double-point knitting in the round and the heel is knit and purl colorwork, and a crocheted edge.

Women’s US 6-9

If you need a larger size, bump up a needle size from gauge-sized needle. If you need a smaller size, size down a needle size.

Raumagarn 3 tr. Strikkegarn, 50 g Grey 113 (or 105 meters of equivalent DK-weight yarn). 50 g Off White 101 (or 105 meters of equivalent DK-weight yarn)

Needles and Hooks
3mm double-point needles, a 3mm crochet hook, and a darning needle.

24 stitches = 4 inches or 10 cm, and lightly felted 28 stitches = 4 inches or 10 cm
Please pay attention to the gauge and use whatever size knitting needle you need to in order to obtain the gauge. In teaching a class on these slippers, I have seen knitters use as small as a US 2 needle and as large as a US 5. It is all about the gauge.

Skills used in a nutshell
Long-tail cast on
Knitting in stranded colorwork
Purling in stranded colorwork
Backward lopp
Chart reading
Catching Floats
Knitting with DPNs in the round (I like FlexiFlips)
Hand sewing
Crochet single crochet US (double crochet UK)