Lotta Slippers by Kristin Drysdale

Lotta Slippers

June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.5 mm (E)
150 - 160 yards (137 - 146 m)
woman's M-L
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Lotta is a whimsical pair of slippers that knit with white and blue with gold and red is added with embroidery.
Women’s 6-8
If you need a larger size, knit with one size larger than gauge sized needle to get 22- or 23 stitches over 4 inches. This will increase the length and the width of the slipper. When the slippers are felted, they don’t shrink in length as much as they do in width. The pattern has finished measurements before and after felting.

Raumagarn 3 tr. Strikkegarn, 50 g Off-White 101 (or 105 meters of equivalent DK-weight yarn). 50 g Blue 167 (or 105 meters of equivalent DK-weight yarn) and a small amount of Red 144 and Gold 146 for embroidery

Needles and Hooks
3mm double-point needles or FlexiFlips and a 3mm crochet hook
Additional materials
Darning needle for sewing and embroidery

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 loop
Chart reading
Catching Floats
Knitting with DPNs in the round (I like FlexiFlips)
Hand sewing
Crochet single crochet US (double crochet UK)

1 skein each of blue 167 and off white 101
and a small amount of Red 144 Gold 146

The most common needle size used is a 3.25-3.75 mm or US 3 to 4, but please swatch to make sure you are on gauge. I have seen students knit these with as small as a US 2 and as large as a US 6 to get gauge.

You can get 3 single slippers out of 2 skeins of yarn.

Slippers are felted lightly.

Happy Knitting!