Pouzle

Knitting
November 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in small-circumference colourwork in the round
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
547 - 656 yards (500 - 600 m)
To fit adult foot with 19-21.5cm / 7½-8½in circumference and total length (as charted) in the range of 21.5-25.5cm / 8½ -10in
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Pouzle

In Scots, to pouzle is to potter about. These simple slippers (with an interesting construction that might initially seem a little pouzl-ing) are ideal for pottering about the house in.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 109yds/100m per 25g ball)

Colourways

Debbie
A Ardlui: 2 x 25g balls
Plus 1 ball each of the following shades:
B Hirst
C Foxglove
D Lochan

Kate
A Lochan: 2 x 25g balls
Plus 1 ball each of the following shades:
B Hirst
C Cranachan
D Cowslip
E Garth

Mel
A Birkin: 2 x 25g balls
Plus 1 ball each of the following shades:
B Bruce
C Foxglove
D Hirst

Maylin
A Backen: 2 x 25g balls
Plus 1 ball each of the following shades:
B Birkin
C Asphodel
D Hirst
E Ardlui

Emily
A Garth: 2 x 25g balls
Plus 1 ball each of the following shades:
B Hirst
C Cranachan
D Bruce

Needles and notions
Two gauge-size needle(s) (for cast on)
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences (if different)
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Smooth waste yarn / sock yarn (for holding sts)
 
Gauge
32 sts and 39 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stranded colourwork in the round using gauge-size needle(s). Use 3mm needle as a starting point for swatching.
Stranded colourwork over small circumferences has a natural tendency to draw in. Pay attention to your floats, and if you have problems maintaining an even tension, you might find that temporarily working the slippers inside out is helpful.
 
Size
To fit adult foot with 19-21.5cm / 7½-8½in circumference and total length (as charted) in the range of 21.5-25.5cm / 8½ -10in. Slipper length can be adjusted - see special techniques / adjusting length.

Pattern notes
Worked toe-up, these slippers begin with a winding cast on. The toe is shaped with increases, and the foot is worked from a chart in stranded colourwork, to which rounds can be added or removed to make length adjustments. Waste yarn is inserted to create an ‘afterthought’ ankle opening, the heel is shaped with decreases, and the back of the heel is grafted closed. When the waste yarn is removed for the ankle opening, the shape of the pouzle is revealed. Ribbed edging, worked around the opening, and finished off with i-cord, completes the pouzle.