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Holiday Mousie Slippers

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® Bonbons
  • Jingle Bells, 1 pack, color of choice
  • Lion Brand® stitch markers
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle
  • Knitting needles size 3 (3.25 mm)
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure

SIZE:

0-6 months
Finished Length About 3-3/4" (9.5 cm)

GAUGE:

26 sts + 36 rows = about 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
When matching the gauge in a pattern, the project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes fewer stitches and rows to match the gauge, try using smaller size needles; if more stitches and rows, try larger size needles.

STITCH EXPLANATIONS:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.

COLOR COMBINATIONS:
Sample 1
A = Cool Green
B = White with Green Sparkle
C = White with Silver Sparkle
D = White
E = Scarlet with Red Sparkle
Sample 2
A = Medium Red
B = White with Red Sparkle
C = White with Silver Sparkle
D = White
E = Green with Emerald Sparkle

NOTES:

Color is changed every other row according to Color Combinations. Do not cut yarn until instructed. Carry color not in use across WS of piece.
Allow top edge of Bootie to roll inwards.
Ears are worked separately and sewn to Bootie.

DIRECTIONS:

BOOTIE (make 2)
Beg at heel with A and leaving a long beg tail, cast on 20 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: K10, kfb, k9 – 21 sts at the end of this row. Change to B.
Row 3: With B, purl.
Row 4: K9, kfb, k1, kfb, k9 – 23 sts. Change to A.
Row 5: With A, purl.
Row 6: K9, (kfb, k1) twice, kfb, k9 – 26 sts. Change to B.
Row 7: With B, purl.
Row 8: K9, (kfb) twice, k4, (kfb) twice, k9 – 30 sts. Change to A.
Row 9: With A, purl.
Row 10: K15, kfb, k14 – 31 sts. Change to B.
Rows 11 and 12: With B, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 2 rows. Change to A.
Rows 13 and 14: With A, work in St st for 2 rows. Change to B.
Rows 15-26: Rep Rows 11-14 three times. Cut B at end of Row 24. Change to C and cut A at end of Row 26.
Shape Toe
Row 27: With C, purl.
Row 28: K7, k2tog, k13, ssk, k7 – 29 sts. Change to D.
Row 29: With D, purl.
Row 30: K6, k2tog, k13, ssk, k6 – 27 sts. Change to C.
Row 31: With C, purl.
Row 32: K5, k2tog, ssk, k9, k2tog, ssk, k5 – 23 sts. Change to D.
Row 33: With D, purl.
Row 34: K4, k2tog, ssk, k7, k2tog, ssk, k4 – 19 sts. Change to C.
Row 35: With C, purl.
Row 36: K3, k2tog, ssk, k5, k2tog, ssk, k3 – 15 sts. Change to D. Cut C.
Row 37: With D, purl.
Row 38: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3 – 12 sts.
Cut D, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through sts of last row and pull to gather for toe. Sew about 2 in. (5 cm) closed along top of foot.

EARS (make 2)
With D, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2, kfb, k2 – 6 sts.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 8 sts.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep Rows 2 and 3 – 10 sts at the end of Row 5.
Rows 6 and 7: Knit.
Rows 8-10: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 4 sts at the end of Row 10.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through sts of last row and pull to gather top of Ear. Knot to secure end.

FINISHING:

Fold cast-on edge of Bootie in half and sew closed for heel.
With E, embroider straight st nose. Fold a pleat in cast-on edge of Ears and sew to Bootie. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

beg = begin(ning)(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
St st = Stockinette stitch
WS = wrong side

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