Monday, October 29, 2012

Pattern: Aquaman Slippers

This is definitely one of my favorite things I've ever made, and I'm so excited to share it!

This post covers the knit design only and not the felting. Don't worry, though; I'll post in a couple of weeks on felting your projects.

This pattern was adapted from these adorable bunny slippers by tiny owl knits.

size shown :: large

Aquaman Slippers

{Sizes}
Small US 5-6 (Medium US 7-8) (Large US 9-10)

{Materials}
2 skeins Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn in Grass
1 skein Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn in Caution
1 skein of Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn in Orange
1 pair of US 11 needles

{Dictionary}
[ ] - pattern note
K - knit
K2tog - knit 2 together
KB - knit through back
KF - knit through front
KFB - knit through front and back
M1 - make 1 stitch: To do this, swing your working needle down to pick up the ladder between stitches (I picked up the color of the stitch below the next stitch on my working needle). Then either knit or purl through the stitch you've made with the color indicated.
O - orange
P - purl
P2tog - purl 2 together
PB - purl through back
SK - slip knitwise
SP - slip purlwise
WN - working needle
Y - yellow

{Directions}

Holding yarn doubled, cast on 28 stitches in Grass.

Knit three rows.

Row 4: P9, K10, P9

Row 5: K across

Repeat rows 4 and 5 until work is a total of 26 (30) (34) rows. Cut your tail for the green (about 6 inches).

The rest of the pattern will be worked using double knitting, following the chart below.

This chart shows the right side of the work. When working 
the wrong side, reverse colors.
Working the increases and decreases can be tricky when double knitting so I'll try to make a little video tutorial next week when I work on my Wonder Woman slippers. Until then, I've tried wording it the best I know how below using the pattern dictionary above. But if anyone has any questions at all, just ask!

{Double Knitting}
Row 1: KF of first 2 stitches with O, then KB of both with the Y. KFB of each stitch, alternating colors until 2 stitches remain. KF of both stitches with O, then KB of both with Y.

Row 2: (KY, PO) across.

Row 3: SK the O stitch, then SK the next Y and O stitches together [this will flip the orange and yellow stitches]. SK the Y back to your WN [your right needle should only house two orange stitches]. KB of first two O stitches together with O. P2tog first two Y stitches with Y. (KO, PY) until four stitches remain [2 yellow and 2 orange]. SK the first O stitch, then SK the next Y and O stitches together [this will flip the orange and yellow stitches]. SK the last Y stitch. SP both Y stitches back to your WN, then SK both O stitches back to your WN. K2tog both O stitches with O. PB of both Y stitches together with Y.

Row 4: (KY, PO) across.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until row 10.

Row 10: (KO, PY) across.

Row 11: SK the Y stitch, then SK the next O and Y stitches together. SK the O back to your WN. KB of first two Y stitches together with Y. P2tog first two O stitches with O. (KY, PO) until four stitches remain [2 yellow and 2 orange]. SK the first Y stitch, then SK the next O and Y stitches together. SK the last O stitch. SP both O stitches back to your WN, then SK both Y stitches back to your WN. K2tog both Y stitches with Y. PB of both O stitches together with O.

Row 12: (KY, PO) across.

Row 13: SK the O stitch, then SK the next Y and O stitches together. SK the Y back to your WN. KB of first two O stitches together with Y. P2tog first two Y stitches with O. (KY, PO) until four stitches remain [2 yellow and 2 orange]. SK the first O stitch, then SK the next Y and O stitches together. SK the last Y stitch. SP both Y stitches back to your WN, then SK both O stitches back to your WN. K2tog both O stitches with Y. PB of both Y stitches together with O.

Row 14: (KO, PY) across.

Row 15: SK the Y stitch, then SK the next O and Y stitches together. SK the O back to your WN. KB of first two Y stitches together with O. P2tog first two O stitches with Y. (KO, PY) until four stitches remain [2 yellow and 2 orange]. SK the first Y stitch, then SK the next O and Y stitches together. SK the last O stitch. SP both O stitches back to your WN, then SK both Y stitches back to your WN. K2tog both Y stitches with O. PB of both O stitches together with Y.

Row 16: (KY, PO) across.

Rows 17 - 24: Follow rows 3 and 4.

Row 25: KO, PY, M1O, M1Y, (KO, PY) until last stitch. M1O, M1Y, KO, PY.

Row 26: (KY, PO) across.

Repeat rows 25 - 26 once.

Row 29: KY, PO, M1O, M1Y, (KO, PY) until last two stitches [1 orange, 1 yellow]. M1O, M1Y, KY, PO.

Row 30: KO, PY. (KY, PO) until last two stitches [1 orange, 1 yellow]. KO, PY.

Row 31: KY, PO. M1Y, M1O. (KO, PY) until last two stitches [1 orange, 1 yellow]. M1Y, M1O. KY, PO.

Row 32: KY, PO. KO, PY. (KY, PO) until last four stitches [2 orange, 2 yellow]. KO, PY. KY, PO.

Row 33: KY, PO. M1Y, M1O. (KY,PO) x2. (KO, PY) until last six stitches [3 orange, 3 yellow]. (KY, PO) x2. M1Y, M1O. KY, PO.

Row 34: (KO, PY) x4. (KY, PO) until last eight stitches [4 orange, 4 yellow]. (KO, PY) x4.

Row 35: SK the Y stitch, then SK the next O and Y stitches together. SK the O back to your WN. KB of first two Y stitches together with O. P2tog first two O stitches with Y. KO, PY. (KY, PO) x2. (KO, PY) x4. (KY, PO) x2. KO, PY. SK the first Y stitch, then SK the next O and Y stitches together. SK the last O stitch. SP both O stitches back to your WN, then SK both Y stitches back to your WN. K2tog both Y stitches with O. PB of both O stitches together with Y.

Row 36: (KO, PY) across.

Row 37: SK the Y stitch, then SK the next O and Y stitches together. SK the O back to your WN. KB of first two Y stitches together with Y. P2tog first two O stitches with O. (KY, PO) until last two stitches. SK the first Y stitch, then SK the next O and Y stitches together. SK the last O stitch. SP both O stitches back to your WN, then SK both Y stitches back to your WN. K2tog both Y stitches with Y. PB of both O stitches together with O.

Row 38: (KY, PO) x2. (KO, PY) x2, (KY, PO) x2. (KO, PY) x2. (KY, PO) x2.

Row 39: SK the O stitch, then SK the next Y and O stitches together. SK the Y back to your WN. KB of first two O stitches together with O. P2tog first two Y stitches with Y. KO, PY. (KY, PO) x4. KO, PY. SK the first O stitch, then SK the next Y and O stitches together. SK the last Y stitch. SP both Y stitches back to your WN, then SK both O stitches back to your WN. K2tog both O stitches with O. PB of both Y stitches together with Y.

Row 40: (KY, PO) x3. (KO, PY) x2. (KY, PO) x3.

Row 41: SK the O stitch, then SK the next Y and O stitches together. SK the Y back to your WN. KB of first two O stitches together with O. P2tog first two Y stitches with Y. (KO, PY) until last two stitches. SK the first O stitch, then SK the next Y and O stitches together. SK the last Y stitch. SP both Y stitches back to your WN, then SK both O stitches back to your WN. K2tog both O stitches with O. PB of both Y stitches together with Y.

Row 42: (KY, PO) across.

Repeat rows 41 - 42 once.

Bind off.

Weave in all ends and seam up the toe.

Now it's felting time (post coming soon).

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