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Knit men's slipper free pattern

Men's knit slippers
Men's knit slippers
Maria Merlino Copyright 2014

MATERIALS:

Red Heart Super Saver or other worsted weight yarn: 5 (6, 6) ozs. of Brown.

KNITTING NEEDLES: 1 pair No. 6.

DIRECTIONS are given for Size "10 1/2" Changes for Sizes
"11 1/2" and "12 1/2" are in parentheses.

GAUGE: (Stockinette st): 5 sts = 1 inch; 7 rows = 1 inch.

NOTE: Be sure to check the gauge before starting item. Use any size needles necessary to obtain the specified stitch gauge.

TOP
Starting at toe cast on 11 sts. Working in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row), increase 1 st at both ends of 3rd row then every other row until there are 33 sts on needle. Work even until total length is 5 (5 1/2, 6) inches, ending with a p row.

SIDES ... K 11, bind off next 11 sts, k remaining 11 sts. Working over the last set of sts only, continue in stockinette st for 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2) inches. Bind off. Attach yarn to first set of 11 sts and work other side to cor­respond.

BORDER: With right side facing starting at back, pick up and k 26 (28, 30) sts at top edge of one side.

Next 9 rows: K across. Bind off. Starting at front work other side to correspond.

SOLE (make 2)...

Starting at heel, cast on 11 sts.

1st row: K 1, * sl 1, k 1. Repeat from * across.

2nd row: Increasing 1 st at both ends p across - 13 sts.

3rd row: K 2, * sl 1, k 1. Repeat from * across ending with k 2 instead of k 1.

4th row: Repeat 2nd row - 15 sts.

Next 5 rows: Repeat first, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd and first rows - 19 sts.

10th row: P across. Repeat first and 10th rows alternately until piece measures 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2) inches. Keeping continuity of patterns, inc 1 st at both ends of every p row until there are 25 (27, 29) sts on needle. Work even until total length is 8 (9, 10) inches.

Keeping continuity of patterns, dec 1 st at both ends of every p row until 9 sts remain. Bind off.

Sew free ends of border to bound-off sts at front, overlapping a quarter of an inch at center.

Sew back seam. With wrong sides together, sew Soles together. Sew Top to Soles.

Optional Decorative Tie:

Using a crochet hook size F/4.00mm and a contrasting yarn, chain 35.

Tie into a bow and tack onto vamp of slipper.