*unikoosas*

Unikoosas
This pattern is part of The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer YEAR 2.
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UNIKOOSAS! Yes, these felted fringy boots are moonkoosas with a unicorn expansion pack! Everyone knows the most mystical creature to return to the planet has been the unicorn. A wave of their horn can split darkness in an instant. It is said that everyone has a guardian unicorn. All you have to do is close your eyes, and ask their name. This pattern is homework for Care of Magical Creatures class in The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer Year 2.

PS. The shoe parts are knitted flat! You will be surprised at how easy they are, no heel turning in this class!

THE DETAILS:
Owl Experience Level:
intermediate (Though if you’ve knitted a hat you can easily knit these!)
Sizes: Larger slipper sizes are in parenthesis.
Womens US: XS 3-4, (Small 5-6, Med 7-8, L 9-10, XL 11-12.)
Kids US: XS 6-7, (Small 8-9, Med 10-11, Large 12-13, XL1-2.)
Babies US: XS 1 (Small 2, Med 3, Large 4, XL5.)
Kids and babies slippers are knitted using the same directions as women’s slippers except by using smaller wool & needles.

Yarns used: Be sure to use 100% wool and do a little test swatch first to make sure your yarn will felt!
Womens: Bulky wool such as: Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Bulky,
113 g – 125 yds – 114 m, 85% Wool 15% Mohair. MC – M-140 Aran: 3, (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins.
Kids: Worsted wool such as: Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Worsted, 4 oz – 190 yds – 114 m, 85% Wool 15% Mohair. MC – M-10 Creme: 1, (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins.
Babies: DK wool such as: Brown Sheep Prairie Spun DK. 100 g – 256 yds – 114 m, 100% wool. MC – 005 Half & Half: 1, (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins.
For the horns: Worsted weight yarn such as: Cascade 220, 100 g – 220 yds – 200 m, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.  CC1 sunflower, color # 2415 – one skein.
For the eyes/nose: Scraps of black worsted yarn.

Tension/gauge:
Womens:Work 12 sts and 16 rows to measure 4 x4” in St stitch using US 11 or 8mm needles with MC.
Kids:Work 16 sts and 20 rows to measure 4 x4” in St stitch using US 9 or 5.5mm needles with MC.
Babies:Work 22 sts and 26 rows to measure 4 x4” in St stitch using US 6 or 4mm needles with MC.

Notions:
Womens: US 11 (8 mm) circular needles 24” long, US 8 (5 mm) dpns for horn,
Kids: US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles 24” long, US 8 (5 mm) dpns for horn,
Babies: US 6 (4 mm) circular needles 24” long, US 8 (5 mm) dpns for horn,
sewing needle, some cream and yellow thread for stitching the ears and horn, tapestry needle, markers, crochet hook for attaching fringe.

Tiny owl stitch dictionary: (a collection of terms and skills used in the pattern)
beg:  beginning
foll:  follows/following
inc1:increase by knitting into the front & back of next stitch.
k:knit
k2tog:knit the next two stitches together.
MC:  main color
m1:lift up the bar before the next stitch front to back and place on the left needle, knit into the back of st.
p:purl
pm:place marker
rep: repeat
s1kw:slip the next stitch knitwise (as if to knit.)
s1pw:grab back of next stitch & slip purlwise (as if to purl.)
ssk:slip next 2 sts knitwise onto your right needle, insert left needle purlwise into front of stitches and knit them together.
St st: stockinette/stocking stitch. k a row, purl a row.
st(s):  stitch(es)
WS orRS:Right side or wrong side.

Start here with the pattern notes:
Unikoosa foot is knitted flat & seamed up.  Stitches are then picked up around the ankle opening for leg & knitted in the round. Fringe is added to rounds of helpful purl ridges before felting. Horn & ears are knitted and felted separately and sewn on afterwards. Eyes and nose are stitched last.

Unikoosas
This pattern is part of The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer YEAR 2.
 buy it now tiny owl knits 11.99 USD (5 knitting pattern E-book.)