Singeli's Silver Slippers s Knitting Pattern
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In the Swedish Cinderella story, the shoemaker makes his daughter Singeli a pair of silver slippers, which the Fairies of Fortune bless. Singeli wears her slippers under wooden clogs, and as she grows, her slippers grow with her. She becomes a cowherd for the king, and wearing her silver slippers, she rescues him from trolls. Later when she serves the king dinner, she trips and her clogs fall off, revealing her silver slippers. The king recognizes them and announces that she is his savior and he will marry only her.
Sized from toddler to adult, these simple slippers can be fitted personally to each wearer by adjusting the felting. Work these slippers with double pointed needles and finish the heel with a three-needle bind-off.
Finished Size: About 5½ (6, 6½, 7, 8, 9)" circumference and 5½ (7, 8, 8¾, 10, 11)" length after felting; 6 (6½, 7, 7½, 8½, 9½)" circumference and 8 (9¾, 11½, 12½, 141/4, 15½)" length before felting. Slippers shown in 10" lengths.
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Worsted (100% wool; 210 yd [192 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #00202 Aran, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s). Yarn distributed by Yarnspirations.
Needles: Size 9 (5.5 mm): set of 5 double pointed (dpn) (see Notes). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); waste yarn or holders; tapestry needle; embroidery needle; silver embroidery floss.
Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4" in St st before felting.
Originally Published: Enchanted Knits 2014
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