Thanks Barbara Bgcoley@aol.com
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Hi - I'm sending you my never-fail makes-up-quick pattern for knitted "dorm boots" - cuffed slippers with a knitted sole. Enjoy! Barbara in California
Knitted Dorm Boots SIZES: Childs size - use US #5 needles
Woman's size (or small man) - use US #7 needles
Mans size - use US #8 or #9 needles
MATERIALS: 2 - 3 oz. knitting worsted (4-ply yarn)
Cast on: 76 stitches (for child), (86 for woman or small man), (96 for large man).
If desired, you can use a double strand of yarn for thicker sole.
SOLE: Knit 14 rows: makes 7 ridges. (for a very broad adult foot, knit 16 rows)
NEXT ROW: If you are using a double strand for the sole, drop one strand now. Knit 35 (40 - 45) stitches, K 2 tog., Purl 2, Slip 1, K 1, PSSO, Knit remaining 35 (40 - 45) stitches.
NEXT ROW: Purl 34 (39 - 44) stitches, Purl 2 tog., Knit the next 2 stitches by knitting in the back of the stitch rather than the front, Purl 2 together, Purl the remaining 34 (39 - 44) stitches.
[what you are doing is, you are shaping the sides of the slipper, and there will be a Row of contrasting stitches right up the front of the foot, over the arch, to the ankle (the 2 central purl stitches in the K Row and the 2 central K stitches in the P Row)]
Repeat these two rows, Knitting or Purling one less each time and continuing to decrease on either side of the center contrast Row, until you have a total of 40 stitches remaining.
CUFF: Knit 6 or 7 rows to form a cuff of about 3 ridges. Bind off loosely, leaving long tail. Sew down the back of the heel and down the sole to the toe.
The sole and cuff can be knit of a different color, if you wish. This pattern uses up odds andends of yarn very nicely.