|Work two slippers alike.
With larger circular needles, holding yarn doubled, using
a cable cast on, cast
on 40 stitches. Join for working
in the round, being careful
not to twist. Place marker
to indicate beginning of the row – this is the center
Working with yarn doubled, knit first 20 stitches, and place
second marker to mark center front. Knit to end of round.
Knit 6 more rounds.
Round 8: Roll over top and pick up one cast-on stitch and
knit it together with first stitch on left needle. Pick up
second cast on stitch and knit together with second stitch
on left needle. Continue, picking up cast on
stitches and knitting together until all stitches are used
up - this creates the rolled cuff of the slipper.
Round 9: K all sts.
Round 10: K30, k 10 sts
with scrap yarn.
Round 11: K10 with scrap
yarn. Slip all 20 sts worked with the scrap yarn back
to the left needle and knit them again in MC. Knit
to end of round.
The scrap yarn will later be removed and those stitches
will become the heel.
Continue to knit until piece measures 4.5[7.25, 8.5] inches
from scrap yarn.
Next round: Remove stitch marker from beginning of round.
K10, pm, k10, slip center front marker, k10, pm. This last
marker now marks the beginning of round.
Decrease for toe as follows, starting at the new beginning
of the round:
Round 1: K2tog, k to
two stitches before first
marker, ssk; slip marker,
k to two stitches before center front marker, k2tog, slip
marker, ssk; k to end of round.
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: As per round
1 32 stitches remain.
Round 4: Knit.
Round 4: decrease as
in round 1. 28 stitches remain.
Continue decreasing every
other row, switching
to dpns when necessary, until 16 stitches remain.
Use Kitchener stitch to close toe.
Using larger dpns, pick
up rows of stitches above and below waste yarn- 40 st.
Divide sts so that you've got 10 on each needle. Snip
waste yarn and remove to open heel. Attach MC yarn (holding
two strands together) and knit as follows:
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: SSK, knit to
end of needle one. Knit to the last two stitches on needle
2, k2tog. SSK, knit to the end of needle three. Knit
to last 2 stitches of needle 4, K2tog. 36 stitches remain.
Round 3: Knit.
Round 4: Decrease as
in round 2. 32 stitches
Continue decreasing every
other round until 16 stitches remain. Use Kitchener
stitch to close heel.
Once you have knitted both slippers, felt them. Check
slippers carefully during felting to make sure that they
do not over-felt. Try on as needed to ensure a good fit.
Head – Work One
Using smaller needles
and oatmeal yarn held
singly, cast on 45
stitches. Knit stockinette
stitch for 30 inches. Bind off. Felt until piece measures
20 inches long by 5.5 inches wide. After felting you may
wish to remove extra fuzz with a sweater stone or razor.
Ironing your felted piece will also help to achieve a nice
Using diagram as a guide, cut two head pieces, two chins
and four ears. If pieces aren’t exact, that is fine
- it will give your oxen personality.
Fold head piece in half
lengthwise so that
the two corners marked “A” touch. Slip stitch
seam closed starting
at “A” and working toward “B”.
After seam is closed, fold down “B” point to
meet “A” and stitch in place-this forms the nose.
Fold triangular ear pieces in half, and stitch to head,
using diagram for placement.
Place head piece on top
of slipper so that nose overhangs end of slipper by about
1 inch. Back of head will extend all of the way or
almost all of the way to the slipper cuff. Stitch back of
head to top of slipper near cuff, trimming if necessary.
Do not stitch down front or sides of head- you will do this
after you add the chin.
Fold chin piece in half so that letter “C” matches
letter “C”. Slip stitch seam closed, working
from “C” to letter “D”. Stitch
chin sides to inside sides of musk ox head. Stuff inside
of head with fiberfill to hold shape, and stitch sides to