SLIPPER MOCCASINS – Make 2
Beginning at the cuff edge, cast on 28 sts. Join, being careful not to twist. Place marker to mark beginning of round.
RIBBING AND LEG
*K 2, p 2; repeat from * around. Work 8 rounds total in Ribbing. Continue in St st until Leg measures 8" from beg.
Knit to 7 sts before marker. Place last 14 sts on a holder; work Heel back and forth on remaining 14 sts.
Row 1 *Slip 1, k 1; repeat from * across.
Row 2 Slip 1, p across.
Repeat these 2 rows 6 times more (14 rows on Heel). Bind off 13 sts, keep last st on needle.
GUSSET AND GUSSET SHAPING
With same needle, pick up and k 7 sts from slipped sts on side of Heel; with 2nd needle, k across sts on holder; and with 3rd needle, pick up and k 8 sts from slipped sts on other side of Heel – 30 sts. Continue to work back and forth in St st as follows:
Row 1: K 6, k2tog, k 14, k2tog tbl, k 6.
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl.
Row 3: K 5, k2tog, k 14, k2tog tbl, k 5.
Row 5: K 4, k2tog, k 14, k2tog tbl, k 4.
Row 7: K 3, k2tog, k 14, k2tog tbl, k 3.
Row 9: K 2, k2tog, k 14, k2tog tbl, k 2.
Row 11: K 1, k2tog, k 14, k2tog tbl, k 1.
Row 13: K2tog, k 14, k2tog tbl.
Knit even in St st on these 16 sts for 32 rows or 1¼2" less than desired length.
Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows, then bind off remaining sts.
Cut a length of yarn. Divide into 2 pieces with 2 strands or plies each piece. Using needle, sew Slipper top to Sole. Weave in ends.