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Red Hot Slipper Socks
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 1200AD Keep your toes toasty all winter long in these quick knitting slipper socks.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
S/M fits size 6-8 adult foot L fits size 9-10 adult foot XL fits size 11-12 adult foot
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 24, 2005)
Turn Heel: With RS facing, slip 1, k7, skp, k1, turn Slip 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn Slip 1, k4, skp, k1, turn Slip 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn Slip 1, k6, skp, k1, turn Slip 1, p6, p2tog-8 stsThe above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

640-138 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Cranberry

Deep red


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 18.98

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 10
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 8.25

GAUGE:
12 sts + 18 rows = 4" (10 cm) BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
skp Slip 1 st, k 1 st, pass slipped st over.



STITCH PATTERNRounds 1-4: Knit around.

Rnds 5 & 6: *(K1, p1) around.


INSTRUCTIONS

SOCKS

Cast on 28 sts onto 1 needle, then distrubute 7 sts on each of 4 needles.

Join, being careful not to twist sts.

Work k1, p1 ribbing for 2" and then begin pattern.

Work 8 rows of pattern, then k across needle 1 and turn work.

Heel Flap Rnd 1: Slip 1, purl across needles 1 & 4, putting all heel flap sts on one needle.

Rnd 2: Slip 1, knit across.

Repeat last two rows for a total of 11 rows ending on a WS row.

Heel: With RS facing, slip 1, k 7, skp, k 1, turn.

Slip 1, p 3, p2tog, p 1, turn.

Slip 1, k 4, skp, k 1, turn.

Slip 1, p 5, p2tog, p 1, turn.

Slip 1, k6 skp, k 1, turn.

Slip 1, p 6, p2tog-8 sts.

Cont in this way, working one more st each row before the dec until all sts have been dec.

8 sts rem.

Gussets: With RS facing, pick up 5 sts along side of heel flap (needle 1), cont pattern on instep (needles 2 & 3), pick up 5 sts along other side of heel flap and k 4 heel sts (needle 4).

Work one round.

(32 sts) Dec Rnd: Knit to last 3 sts needle 1, skp, k 1.

Work pattern on instep sts (needles 2 & 3).

K 1, k2tog, k remaining sts on needle 4.

Work one rnd with no decreases, always maintaining pattern on instep.

Repeat these two rnds until heel needles (1 & 4) have 7 sts each.

(28 sts) Cont working pattern in this way on instep needles and k across heel/bottom of foot needles.

For the S/M size: work pattern repeat 3 times on foot, then 3 rows knit before toe.

For the L size: work pattern 4 times, then 3 rows knit.

For the XL size: work pattern 5 times, then 3 rows of knit only.

ToeDec Rnd 1: Needle 1 Work until 3 sts rem, skp, k 1.

Needle 2: K 1, k2tog, k rem sts.

Needle 3: Work until 3 sts rem, skp, k 1.

Needle 4: K 1, k2tog, k rem sts.

Dec Rnd 2: Knit.

Repeat these 2 rnds until 3 sts rem on each needle.

Break off yarn, leaving a 6" tail.

Using yarn needle, thread tail through 12 remaining sts and pull tight Sew in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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