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Mary Jane Slippers - Help with Instructions

Posted by: meagslynnpowell (IP Logged)
Date: August 20, 2009 03:44AM

I am new at this and have done yoga socks and thought I would do mary jane slippers; however right at the bat there is a new technique that I just cannot visualize - help please:-)

Sole
Begin at toe end with pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 18 sts (I can do this)
Turn work upside down - cannot visualize at all
With RS facing and second needle, pick up and knit 18 sts along cast on edge - do no understand (i have an idea but then the next line confuses me)
Divide 36 sts as follows: 18 sts on 1st needle, 9 sts on each of 2nd and 3 rd needles. Join in rnd placing marker on first stich..

If anybody can explain this or has visuals this would be greatly appreciated!

 
Admin2 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Re: Mary Jane Slippers - Help with Instructions

Posted by: meagslynnpowell (IP Logged)
Date: August 21, 2009 09:11AM

It is the sole of a slipper.

 
Admin2 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Re: Mary Jane Slippers - Help with Instructions

Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: August 21, 2009 05:30AM

Keep in mind: I'm not saying your pattern is toe-up - I don't know. But the instructions you gave are similar to what you might find in a toe-up pattern.
(Similarly, when you see "Kitchener stitch" in a sock pattern, you can't automatically know that part is the toe - maybe it's an afterthought heel.)
Just didn't want you to assume anything and get confused if what you thought isn't correct. I tried to explain what to do, but don't know what part of the piece that will turn out to be. (For all I know, Mary Janes could be knitted heel-to-toe or in the opposite direction - ?)

 
Admin2 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Re: Mary Jane Slippers - Help with Instructions

Posted by: meagslynnpowell (IP Logged)
Date: August 20, 2009 10:04AM

Excellent - I am going to attempt tonight or this weekend - I have always worked from cuff down so the wording has thrown me off. I will let you know how it goes. Thank you very much.

 
Admin2 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Re: Mary Jane Slippers - Help with Instructions

Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: August 20, 2009 09:30AM

Are these socks worked toe-up? If so and you've always worked cuff-down, you won't be familiar with this procedure. I'll try to explain (based on what I can "see in my head").

Begin at toe end with pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 18 sts (I can do this)

> Note the bottom of the stitches are below the needle.

Turn work upside down.

> With the same side of the stitches facing you, rotate the needle clockwise (or counter-clockwise - doesn't matter) so the bottom of the stitches are now above the needle.

With RS facing and second needle, pick up and knit 18 sts along cast on edge.

> Have you picked up stitches on a previous project? maybe along an edge or a neckline? Same thing here.
> One way would be to insert a 2nd needle into the 1st (rightmost) stitch and knit it as usual; repeat across the row. You should end up with the original 18 sts on the 1st needle and another 18 sts on the 2nd needle. All the stitches will be joined down the middle of the row/round by the ridge from the bottom of the original 18 sts.

Divide 36 sts as follows: 18 sts on 1st needle, 9 sts on each of 2nd and 3 rd needles. Join in rnd placing marker on first stitch.

> You are simply rearranging the sts onto 3 needles to make them easier to work, just as you often do for other socks.

> You can leave the original 18 sts on the 1st needle.
> On the 2nd needle, leave the 9 sts (farthest from the working yarn).
> With the point of the 3rd needle end-to-end with the left point of the 2nd needle, slip 9 sts (beginning from the working-yarn end) onto the 3rd needle.
> Then place a marker (maybe a safety pin in the stitch) so you'll know where the future rounds begin/end.
> When you join in a round, your needles will form a triangle (which is common for knitting socks).

If necessary, you could also search the web to find other methods of casting for toe-up socks, such as Judy's Magic Cast-On or figure-8 cast-on.

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