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Friday, December 9, 2011

Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer Slippers


Today I sat on the floor in the middle of my livingroom with all my left over yarn arround me trying to decide what to make to try and reduce my stash. I decided I could use some slippers.Then it hit me!  and I had great fun knitting these Rudolf slippers!


You Will Need:
1 skein of Chunky type yarn any color. I chose a mottled yarn in browns and greens.
1 skein of chunky white
Small amount of chunky red
Small amunt of double knit type yarn in brown
2 buttons for eyes
Size 10 (6mm)knitting needles, large plastic needle, regular sewing needle and thread and 2 decorative buttons. This makes one pair of slippers.


Tension 4 sts and 6 rows (3 garter stitch ridges) = 1 inch

Available in small, medium and large size

Outer Moc:
Cast on 29 (35-41) sts with mottled yarn
Row 1: Knit across.
Row 2: K9(11-13), *P1,K9(11-13), repeat from *once more.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until  20 (24-28) rows have been knit.
Change to white and work until 30 (34.38) rows have been knit


Shape Toe:
continue in white
Row 1: P1, *K1,P1, repeat from *across row
Row 2: K1, *P1,K1, repeat from *across row
Repeat these 2 rows until you have 6 rows (8-10) then change to red and work 6 (4-6) rows then work row 1 once more, cut off yarn leaving an 8” end.


Finishing:
Draw 8” end through remaining sts and pull up tightly, then sew with large plastic needle from beginning of ribbing to form toe. Fold cast one edge in half and sew inside seam for center back

To make the antlers I used a 4 st i-cord. After working 4 rows, I slipped 2 sts to a cable needle, working with the remaining 2 sts on my working needles, increased using the Make 1 increase. The next row, I increased again to regain 4 sts. After 4 rows, I repeated the above and once I had regained 4 sts a second time I broke my yarn, wove it through my remaining sts and pulled tight and secured. I then picked up my first 2 sts from the cable needle and working in i-cord, increase using Make 1 (3 sts) work 4 rows and break yarn, weave through remaining sts, pull tight and secure. Repeat for 2 set of slipped sts on cable needle for 2nd antler branch. Repeat for all four antlers.


Celebrate Christmas with everybody's favorite reindeer! These Rudolph slippers are great for giving as a gift.

5 comments:

  1. So cute. Thanks for posting free patterns. I know it's a lot of work and I appreciate it.

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  2. Thanks so much for the free patterns :) This is my first time to see your blog and i love it! It made me smile to see the Rudolf slippers. My little granddaughter loves Rudolf and collects them,glad she isn't here to see this lol. Pix

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  3. Thank you for providing this pattern and all the work that went into it. I will be making them for gifts at work this Christmas. So cute!

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  4. What lovely patterns, definitly going to bookmark these.
    Thankyou so much for sharing

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  5. Thanks for your lovely comments! These slippers realy do knit up fast and are sooo comfortable I'm wearing mine now :)

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