Way Up North by The Knit Cafe Toronto

Way Up North

December 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
118 - 149 yards (108 - 136 m)
Womens Medium, Mens Medium
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These slippers are knit with a cozy and bulky wool. They should keep your feet warm and well-padded against cold floors. They are made with extra special features like the three colour geometric patterning that spans the circumference of the foot. This stranded colour-work knitting makes the slippers both insulated and sturdy. The slipper has a seamless construction; starting with a provisional cast on and short-row toe shaping and ending with the kitchener stitch. Other tricky details include the twisted stitch at the foot opening to keep it from stretching out of shape and what we are calling the “slipper gripper”. It’s a loop at the back of the slipper that can be used for hanging the slippers when not in use, or just a bit of extra something to hold onto when you slip your slipper onto your foot.
We knit our slippers with Julie Asselin’s Douillet. This is a bulky blend of Rambouillet and Columbia sheep’s wool sourced and spun in North America and hand dyed beautifully by Julie Asselin in Quebec. This is not a superwash yarn so slippers will not stretch so much and will get a bit felted as you wear and walk on them. The slippers are sized for a medium women’s or men’s foot size but there are notes on how to adjust the length of the slipper. Enjoy!

Materials: Julie Asselin Douillet or bulky yarn to fit gauge MC 70m/77y (85m/93y), CC1 20m/22y(27m/30y)
CC2 18m/20y/ (24m/26y )
6mm double pointed or long circular for magic loop knitting (if you are using the magic loop method you will need a double pointed needle or another circular needle for the icord slipper gripper)
Locking stitch marker, darning needle, cable needle

Gauge: 14 sts and 21 rows per 10cm/4”

Sizes: Womens Medium (Mens Medium)
Finished Dimensions: foot width 10cm/4”, foot length 23.5cm/9.25” (foot width 13cm/5”, foot length 27.5/11”cm)