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Stitchcraft – Gaily Striped Ankle Warmers

A vintage pattern from Stitchcraft December 1948 to knit and crochet these gaily striped ankle warmer slippers.

Materials:
Thick cord for soles.
4 ozs. main shade Patons Fingering 3-ply, Patonised;
odd balls of wool in different shades for stripes and ankle cords.
A set of four No. 8 ” Beehive” needlles pointed both ends.
A No. 10 crochet hook.
A pair of heel grips.

Knitted Slipper Boots
Knitted Slipper Boots

Measurements:
Original slippers fit a size 5 foot.

Tension:
5 stitches to an inch over stocking stitch
3 trebles to an inch over sole.

Sole

With crochet hook and cord make 24 chain. Turn.
Miss 1 chain.
(1 double crochet into 1 chain) 23 times.
3 d.c into last chain, thus working round the corner,
then down other side of foundation chain,
(work 1 d.c. into 1 ch) 23 times

Continue crocheting round in the same direction as follows:-
3 d.c. into missed chain of previous row for heel,
now inserting book into bat k loop of previous row throughout.
work 10 d.c.into 10 d.c.,
13 tr. into 13 d.c.
4 tr. into 1 d.c ,
3 tr. into 1 d.c.
4 tr into I d.c..
13 tr. into 13d.c.
10 d.c. into 10 d.c.
3 d.c. into 1 d.c .
2 d.c. into I d c
3 d.c into 1 d.c..
25 d.c. into next 25 sts
(2 d.c into next Stitch, I d.c. into next stitch), 3 times,
2 d.c. into next stitch,
25 d.c. into next 25 sts.
(2 d.c. into next .stitch, 1 d.c. into next stitch) 4 times.
Break cord and fasten oft with a slip-stitch.
Make five more pieces the same to create the thick soles.

Half Sole for Wedge

Make 10 chain, turn.
Miss I ch., 8 d.c. into 8 ch
4 d.c.. into 1 ch.,
8 d C into 8 ch., turn,
8 d.c. into 8 d. c.,
(2 d.c. into 1 d.c) 4 times,
8 d.c. into 8 d.c., turn:
9 d.c. into 9 d.c.,
(2 d.c. into 1 d.c, 1 d.c. into 1 d.c.) 3 times
, 9 d.c. into 9 d.c. Break cord and finish off with a slip-stitch.
Work another three pieces the same.

Sewing Up the Soles:
Sew three whole and 2 half soles together for each sole. placing the halfs between 1st and 2nd, then 2nd and 3rd soles, thus forming a wedge heel.

Uppers

Use wool treble throughout.
With a contrast shade cast on 60 sts, 20 on each of 3 needles.
Purl 4 rounds.
Change to main shade and knit 5 rounds.

* Change to another contrast and K 1 round then P 4 rounds.
Change to main shade and K 5 rounds,
repeat from * 4 times more.

Next Round:
* k 1, k 2 tog
repeat from * all round making 40 sts
Shape tor heel:
Take 9 sts from last needle on to 4th needle. and k 9 from 1st needle on to it
Divide instep stitches equally on 2 needles, 11 stitches on each

Work 15 rows of stocking- stitch on heel stitches, starting with a purl row.

Turn heel:
– k 12. slip I. k. 1, pass slipped-stitch over, turn
2nd row:
p. 7, p 2 tog.. turn
3rd row: k 7 sl. 1, k I. p.s s o turn
4th row:
p 7 p 2 tog. turn

Continue thus until all stitches are worked.
Knit back, pick up and K 16 sts along side of heel onto same needle.
Knit 22 sts from instep needle
pick up and k 16 along other side of heel and k 4 from 1st needle make 62 sts
(20-22-20)

1st Round:
Knit
2nd Round:
Knit to last 3 sts of 1st needle, k2 tog, k1
knit across 2nd needle
on 3rd needle, k1, sl 1, psso, knit to end
Repeat these 2 rounds until 11 sts are on 1st and 3rd needles. Do not break wool.

Now slip last 2 sts from 1st needle and first 2 sts from 3rd needle on to 2nd needle making 26 instep sts.

** Working on instep sts only in stocking st
join in a contrast shade
Next row: K 26
Next row: P 26
Repeat these 2 rows once more.
Now make a tuck by knitting a stitch from needle together with a stitch picked up from lastmain shade row at back of work all along. Break wool. Work 3 rounds in main shade over all stitches.

Repeat from ** using different contrast shades until 7 coloured tucks are done. Knit 7 rounds in main shade, then shape toe thus:

Divide all stitches evenly on 2 needles, 22 on each, by slipping 2 sts from each end of instep needle onto sole.
Starting on upper side
*k1, sl 1, k1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1
Repeat from * across sole.
Continue thus, decreasing in every round until 10 are left on each needle.
Cast off or graft together.

To Make Up

With strong thread, stitch sock firmly onto sole, catching upper base and sole and leaving a small welt all round.
Sew a heel grip in position at each heel.
For cords, take 6 strands of wool 60 inches long and twist together, then fold in half, allowing the 2 halves to twist round each other. Fasten each end securely.
Thread through the knitting at ankles, then finish each end with a small tassel, made of as many different colours as you like.

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Knitted Skirt Knitting Pattern

A vintage knitting pattern from Stitchcraft for a skirt knit using Patons Moorland Knitting Yarn and an embroidered waist.
Proving that a knitted skirt is not dowdy! Long, straight lines, wide waist-band decorated with embroidery, and the result is as smart as any tailor-made. Knitted sideways in slightly shaped flares, the skirt hangs perfectly and will not drop or lose its shape.
knit skirt

Materials:
26 ozs. Patons Moorland Knitting.
A pair No. 10 “Beehive” needles.
1 yard of 3-inch wide petersham for waist.
9 inch zipper fastener.
Odd scraps of wools for embroidery.

Measurements:
From top of waistband to lower edge, 33 inches; to fit 36-38 inch hip.

Tension: 6 stitches and 8.5 rows to an inch.

Rib Pattern:
1ST Row: Knit. 2ND ROW: (k. p. 1) to end.
The skirt is worked sideways throughout The flares are worked in garter-stitch (every row knit) and the 6 plain rows in between in rib pattern.
Cast on 176 sts. and work 6 rows in rib pattern

Shape flare:
** With right side facing, starting at hem, k. 20. turn and knit back. K. 20, then 17 from main work, turn and k. 37. K. 37, then 17 from main work, turn and k. 54.
Continue thus until all stitches are worked (the last step will be over 20 instead of 17 sts.), ending at hem.
Work 6 rows rib pattern over all stitches
NEXT ROW: Knit to last 20, turn and knit back.
Knit to last 37, turn and knit back.
Knit to last 54. turn and knit back.
Continue thus, leaving 17 unworked stitches each time, ending k. 20, turn and k. 20
Work 6 rows rib pattern over all stitches**
Repeat from ** to ** 17 times more, omitting last 6 rows of rib. Cast off.

Waistband:
Cast on 156 sts. and work in garter stitch for 6 inches.
Cast off.

To Make Up:
Press knitting carefully on wrong side under a damp cloth.
Join side seam to within 6 inches of waist and press seam.
Cut Petersham to fit waist,
Fold knitted waistband in half lengthways, insert petersham and oversew bottom edges neatly. Sew band to top of skirt.
Close side opening by inserting a zip fastener.

Embroidery:
Embroider waistband as shown in photograph, using brightly coloured wools. Work pairs of double zig-zag lines, intersected by a single zig-zag line, all in chain-stitch. The flowers consist of four different coloured lazy-daisies meeting to form a large flower in the centre of each diamond.

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Gaily Striped Ankle Warmers

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