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Aunt Maggie''s Slippers
by Bev - adaptations Copyright Bev Qualheim 1988 - 2010 - Thank you to Bioengiknitter for the photo of the gorgeous slippers she made using this pattern

I had been looking all over for a pattern like the slippers Aunt Maggie and my mom used to make and I finally found one in an old pattern book from the 40''s, and I have posted my adaptations to make it easier!

AUNT MAGGIE''S SLIPPERS
Instructions are for Child'' Size with changes for Women''s & Men''s in parentheses.
Size 9 (10.5 for men) knitting needles and 3 oz of worsted weight yarn.
1 strand Gauge: 4 sts= 1 inch    8 rows--4 ridges= 1 inch  2 strand gauge: 3.5 sts= 1 inch   7 rows= 1 inch
Slippers can be worked in single or double strand, but I prefer double for extra warmth.

Cast on 27 (29-35) sts
ROW 1: - this will be the wrong side - K9 (9-11), p1, k7 (9-11), p1, k9, (9-11).
ROW 2: K all sts.

Repeat these 2 rows for 5 (6-8) ins., or 2 (2 1/2-2 1/2) ins. less than desired finished length allowing the 2 (2 1/2-2 1/2) ins. for toe, end on wrong side.Maggies slippers

TOE:
ROW 1: P 1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end.
ROW 2: K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat these 2 rows of ribbing for 1 1/2 (2-2) ins., end on wrong side.
First DEC. ROW: Work ribbing for 7 (7-9) sts, * slip, k and psso, k1, k2 tog. *, work 3 (5-7) sts ribbing, repeat between *''s once, finish row in ribbing; 23 (25-31) sts.
NEXT ROW: Work 7 (7-9) sts ribbing, p3, work 3 (5-7) sts ribbing, p3, finish row.

2nd DEC ROW: Work 6 (6-8) sts, * k2 tog., k1, slip, k and psso *, work 1 (3-5) sts, repeat between *''s once, finish row; 19 (21-27) sts.
Break yarn leaving an end about 12" long.  Thread yarn tail onto yarn needle, and remove the remaining sts (toe) from the knitting needle by weaving the yarn through them, pull tightly to close.
Repeat pulling tail through all sts twice.

Finishing -- Fold cast on edge in half (so slipper is inside out) and sew 3 (4, 5) ins. from toes leaving just enough room for your foot ot go inside slipper.  Back stitch for 4 sts and cut yarn. Re-attach your yarn at heels then stitch heel shut.   Make another slipper.  Add a pom pom if you wish!

Then to make them non-slip for nursing homes or little ones, use a spray non-skid coat like the one above, to spray on the bottoms of each slipper.


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