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Amy March is a free slipper pattern
from Tiny Owl Knits. I’m a serious Little Women watcher. To me, Amy March
is a real little girl and I bet she wears little slippers just like these. The
bigger the bow, the better!
Owl meter: beginner-------advanced
Size: These are “knit to fit”. Should fit most widths.
Yarns used: Super bulky yarn such as:
Brown Sheep, Lamb’s pride bulky 113 g - 125 yds - 114 m,
85% Wool 15% Mohair, WPI 5-6, Color sandy heather, Color
No, M01, No. of balls: 1
Work 14 sts to measure 4” in St stitch using 6 mm or US
10 (or needles needed to get gauge.)
Notions: A set of US 10 (6 mm) dpns
(you could also use circular sock needles or magic loop)
about 2 yds of ribbon
about 1 yd of vintage lace (or new lace dyed with tea)
Pattern notes: Slippers are started in the round just like
a toe-up sock. If you have a favorite toe-up method, feel free to use it! On row 21: you will begin to work straight in St st for the rest of the foot. Feel free to switch to long straight
needles if you are more comfortable with them. You wont be knitting in the round again for the rest of the slipper.
Tiny owl stitch dictionary:
cluster: clusters are different for WS and RS.
-WS make a cluster
1. put yarn in back as if to knit.
2. insert right needle into first stitch as if to purl.
3. purl the stitch.
You’ll have to bring yarn OVER the top of right needle only before it will be possible to purl the stitch. After you
purl, you’ll have a weird looking entwined stitch or “cluster.” It’s really just a super tight yarn-over. One cluster made.
-RS make a cluster
-put yarn in front as if to purl.
-insert right needle into first stitch as if to knit.
-knit the stitch.
You’ll have to take yarn OVER the top of right needle only before it will be possible to knit the stitch. After you
knit, you’ll have a weird looking entwined stitch or “cluster.”
It’s really just a super tight yarn-over. One cluster made.
dpns: double pointed needles
Inc 1: knit into front and back of stitch.
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
St st: stockinette/stocking stitch. k a row, purl a row.
Ready? Let’s go! (Make 2) Use your favorite cast-on for toe-up socks. Don’t have a
favorite? I prefer the figure 8 cast-on. There’s a good tutorial
Using 2 dpns, cast-on 12 sts (6 sts per needle.)
You’ll be knitting in the round. Switch to 4 dpns when
Round 1: k12
Round 2: inc 1, k3, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k3, inc 1, k1 (16
Round 3: this and all other odd rounds up to rnd 13, knit.
Round 4: inc 1, k5, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k5, inc 1, k1 (20
Round 6: inc 1, k7, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k7, inc 1, k1 (24
Round 8: inc 1, k9, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k9, inc 1, k1 (28
Round 9 – 13: knit
Round 14: k14, k1, (k1, p1) next 12 stitches, k1.
Round 15 - 19: rep round 14
Round 20: k17, slip next 8 ribbed sts onto a holder or
piece of waste yarn. turn. Now work St st in rows as foll:
Row 21: purl 20 turn. (switch to long straights)
Row 22: knit 20 turn.
Cont St st in rows until the work comes to your ankle
bone (the end of your arch.) about 7" for US 7 1/2 foot. You are ready to turn the heel. End with WS row.
There are lots of good tutorials online for turning a short
row heel. You can do this any way you’d like but here’s how I
do it: Skip to *^v^* if you want to skip heel turning
© amy march’s slippers published by tiny owl press nov 2007 Items made from this pattern are not to be sold
Turning the heel Part 1: (begin on RS row)
1. k16, turn.
2. WS make a cluster (see stitch dictionary), purl & stop
before the last 4 stitches. turn.
3. RS make a cluster, k10, stop. The next sts are the cluster. Don’t knit ‘em, just take a good look so you can recognize it next time. turn.
Row 1: WS make cluster (yarn in back but purl), then purl to next cluster and stop. turn.
Row 2: RS make cluster (yarn in front but knit), then knit to next cluster and stop. * turn.
Rep rows 1 and 2 again. Second time through stop at *.
You'll have 6 sts in the middle left "un-clustered."
Turning the heel Part 2: Still at end of k row with cluster right in front of you?
1. knit the first tight stitch of the cluster, then knit
the next 2 sts together. (you’ll be breaking up the next
2. WS make cluster, purl to next cluster, purl the first tight stitch of the cluster, purl the next 2 sts tog. turn.
Row 1. RS make cluster, k to next cluster, k the first st
the cluster, knit the next 3 sts together. turn.
Row 2. WS make cluster, p to next cluster, p the first st of the cluster, purl the next 3 sts together. turn.
Rep these two rows again.
1. RS make cluster, k to next cluster, k first st of
cluster, k2tog, k to end. turn.
2. WS don’t make cluster, p to next cluster, p first st of cluster, p2tog, p to end. (20sts)
-knit a row slipping first stitch knitwise
-purl a row slipping first stitch purlwise
You still have live sts at heel & on your stitch holder. Leave them be for the moment. Thread your ribbon with a tapestry needle. Starting at the middle of the live ribbed sts on top of foot, weave ribbons around the foot (working through live heel sts) and back out the same place you went in. Tie a big old fluffy vintage bow in front adding all of the lace to the bow. Now all you gotta do is put them on to do some seriously quiet tap dancing! Then cuddle up in front of the fireplace to read Little Women! JJ
Love, Stephanie xoxo
Stephanie Dosen is an American singer living in London with her partner, two CATS, one DOG, and recently several GNOMES have moved in as well. Come see more tiny owl knits patterns on etsy, ravelry & at
© amy march’s slippers published by tiny owl press Nov 2007 Items made from this pattern are not to be sold
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