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Nature Spun Worsted by Brown Sheep
100% Wool


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FULLED SLIPPER SOCKS


Yarn

Size:
Woman’s average foot

Materials:
2 -- 223yd, 3 1/5oz skeins Worsted weight 100 percent wool yarn. (Must be 100% wool, not super wash, etc. or the slipper will not full).

1 -- Size 9 (5.5mm) double-pointed needles.

Gauge:
(This is approximate and is not as important for these socks because of the fulling process). 14 sts. and 20 rows = 4” (unfulled) in st. st. using two strands of yarn together.

Pattern Notes:
Yarn is used double throughout. The final size will depend on the fulling process.

CUFF
Cast on 30 stitches,(divide 10, 10, 10 on 3 dp needles) join, being careful not to twist and work in k1, p1 ribbing for 15 rounds.

HEEL
Knit first 7 stitches of round, then slip the last 14 stitches worked to 1 needle for heel (having center back stitch at center of needle). Hold the remaining 16 stitches on 2 needles for instep. Work stocking stitch on these 14 stitches for 17 rows. Slip the first stitch of each row as if to purl. This makes picking up stitches on the edge of the heel flap much easier. (you may wish to use the knit 1, slip 1 across row and purl back method to reinforce the heel).

HEEL SHAPING
Row 1--k7, ssk, k1, turn
Row 2--sl 1 purlwise, p1, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 3--sl1, k2, ssk, k1, turn
Row 4--sl 1 purlwise, p3, p2tog, p1, turn

Row 5--sl1, k4, ssk, k1, turn
Row 6--sl1 purlwise, p5, p2tog, p1, turn

(8 sts. remain).

With needle #1, knit 8 heel stitches, pick up and knit 10 sts. along edge of heel flap; with needle #2, knit 16 instep stitches; with needle #3, pick up and knit 10 sts. along edge of heel flap; knit 4 heel stitches from needle #1. (Rounds now begin at mid-heel).

Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Knit to 3 sts. from end of ndl #1, ssk, k1: knit across ndl #2: on ndl #3, k1, k2tog, knit to end.
Repeat round 1 and 2 until 32 sts. remain, then work 25 more rounds even in St st.

TOE
Beginning at center of sole, knit to within 3 sts of end of first needle, k2tog, k1; on 2nd needle, k1, slip, k1 and pass slip st. over knit st., knit to within 3 sts of end, k2tog, k1; on 3rd needle, k1, slip 1, k1 and pass slip st over knit st., knit to end of needle.
Knit 1 round even.
Repeat these two rounds until 8 stitches remain.
Knit the 2 stitiches left on 1st needle to the 3rd needle. You now have 4 stitiches on each of two needles.
Using the Kitchener Stitch, graft these stitches together.

FULLING
Place your finished slipper/socks, with a small load of laundry on warm wash/cold rinse. (I use permanent press cycle). Then put the load with the slipper/socks into the dryer on a permanent press cycle, checking every few minutes until they have fulled to the size desired. Lay flat to finish drying if necessary.

Additional Notes:
This slipper sock has been used in beginning sock classes and has been worked through, corrected and modified to be user friendly and fun.

The first and foremost rule with this sock is to HAVE FUN!!!


By Terry Lynn Bolton
Fulled Slipper Socks

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