help with a pattern

Hey all,
So I am reaching out because I am having a hard time reading this pattern. This is the first time for one of my projects to follow any form of a pattern. I am attempting to make the mens slippers but am getting very confused with the notes at the end of the pattern. I attached a second pattern that had a little more past the adjustments for the men's pattern.


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raydio's picture

If you could explain what it is you don't understand, it might help one of us find a solution. Is it the sizing notes you don't understand? Are you knitting the pattern now, or reading ahead?

Strongathy's picture

well I do read the whole pattern first to make sure I am aiming for the right size, but yes is the sizing notes at the bottom of the page that has my head in knot (and the combination of the notes for the women's slippers.) Also the reduction section where it refers to blocks 7 and 8 for women and men slippers. That whole section about the squares seems way off with what the bottom is saying.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

This pattern is a bit confusing as it is written. The basics are that the slippers are 60 sts wide and 7 or 8 blocks long before you do the decreasing for the toe. The adjustments for toddlers and larger feet actually want you to reduce the sts - or increase them - and give how many rows of blocks to knit before the toe decreasing.
I've knit a similar pattern ever since I first started knitting but our pattern has you cast on the 60 stitches and knit the pattern so you have 9 or 10 rows of blocks then knit 2 together across the start of the toe - keeping the pattern established - then finish knitting the block and draw up and finish the slipper just as your pattern says.
The main thing is to remember to wrap your yarns around each other at the end of your rows to keep the curl happening. Once you get the pattern memorized, you can just crank them out. To be honest...I made so many pairs way back when that I no longer knit them except on very rare occasions.

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