Knitted Elf Slippers

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Don’t tiptoe around looking for Santa in these slippers—the bells will give you away! The curled toe shaping gives an easy fit, making these great for gifts when you can’t measure your recipient’s foot.
Finished Measurements
Women’s Small (Medium, Large)
Foot length: 9 (91⁄2, 10)"/23 (24, 25.5) cm
Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted (100% wool; 3.5 oz/100 g; 220 yd/202 m)
- Color A: 1 ball all sizes
Rosetti Yarns Wicked Fur (90% nylon, 10% polyester; 5 oz/125 g; 109 yd/100 m)
- Color B: 1 ball all sizes
Shown in: Women’s Medium, 12508 Woodsy Heather (A), 102 Tundra Wolf (B)
Needles & Other Materials
U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm) straight knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
U.S. size 10 (6 mm) straight knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle
2 bells
Small amount of wool batting
17 sts and 32 rows in garter st = 4"/10 cm

Step 1

With A and smaller needles, cast on 13 (13, 15) sts.
Knit 1 row.
Inc Row: Kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1—2 sts inc’d.
Knit 3 rows.
Rep Inc Row—17 (17, 19) sts.
Knit every row until sole measures 8 (81⁄2, 9)"/20.5 (21.5,
23) cm.
Dec Row: K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—2 sts dec’d.
Rep Dec Row every fourth row 5 (5, 6) more times—5 sts
Knit 3 rows.
Next Row: K1, sk2p, k1—3 sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Next Row: Sk2p.
Fasten off.

Step 2

Side (make 2)
With A and smaller needles, cast on 53 (55, 59) sts.
Row 1: Knit to last 3 sts, [kfb] 3 times—56 (58, 62) sts.
Rows 2 and 4: Knit.
Row 3: Knit to last 4 sts, [kfb] twice, [kfbf] twice—62
(64, 68) sts.
Rows 5–6: Knit to last 25 sts, w&t, knit to end.
Rows 7–8: Knit to last 22 sts, w&t, knit to end.
Rows 9–10: K5, kfb, knit to last 19 sts, w&t, knit to end—
64 (66, 70) sts.
Rows 11–12: Knit to last 16 sts, w&t, knit to end.
Rows 13–14: Knit to last 13 sts, w&t, knit to end.
Rows 15–16: K5, kfb, knit to last 10 sts, w&t, knit to end—
66 (68, 72) sts.
Rows 17–18: Knit to last 7 sts, w&t, knit to end.
Rows 19–20: Knit to last 4 sts, w&t, knit to end.
Row 21: Knit to last 4 sts, [kfb] twice, [kfbf] twice—72
(74, 78) sts.
Rows 22 and 24: Knit.
Row 23: Knit to last 3 sts, [kfb] 3 times—75 (77, 81) sts.
Row 25: Knit.
Bind off all sts.
Sew Sides to Sole, starting at the center back of the heel.
Once you reach the end of the Sole, continue by seaming
the sides together to the point and back along the
top, stopping 31⁄2"/9 cm from the end.

Step 3

Fur Cuff
With WS facing, yarn B, and larger needles, pick up and
knit 20 sts along last 7"/18 cm of top edge.
Knit 1 row.
Purl 1 row.
Next Row: (K1, kfb) across—30 sts.
Work 3 more rows in St st.
Bind off loosely.

Step 4

Sew back seam.
Loosely sew a running st along the top of the toe, starting
1"/2.5 cm from the point and going for 4"/10 cm. Pull
yarn to gather to 2"/5 cm and fasten off.
Sew bell to tip of toe.
Weave in ends.
Stuff a small amount of wool batting in tip of toe.

Step 5

This how-to is excerpted with permission from "25 Stylish Knitted Slippers" by Rae Blackledge

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    In Rows 9-10 and 15-16, the kfb will only increase one stitch, but the stitch count has two stitches increased. Should it be kfbf to increase two stitched?

  • by nancym
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    I have a question for combo rows such as 5-6, 7-8. I am knitting so many stitches, w&t knit to end. Does that count as 1 row(row5) and I repeat for row 6 or does it counts as row 5 and 6 because I am turning and knitting back?

  • by briver
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    Made 4 pairs of slippers 2 pais ladies medium, and have successfully made for two small grandchildren. But need large size 11 for son in law and can't up size. Help

  • by gailmarie50
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    I love this pattern and would like to make them for my Grandchildren. Do you have the pattern in smaller sizes for little feet? Thank you.

  • by bizzybee
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    I can get the gauge of stitches across but not rows down. I am using the correct weight yarn but cannot get 32 rows down for 10cm. I have a lot less than required. What am i doing wrong please.

  • by shydreamwalker
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    What does the (w&t) mean?

    • by cathyb
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      cathyb Rate this comment 0 0 | Report

      Wrap and turn--for short rows. At least that is where I've seen it.

  • by rainfairy63
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    Explain please ----- "sk2p", I've knitted a LOT of patterns - and have never see this :-)