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This pattern was a single page handout from the Super Yarn Mart that went out of business over 30 years ago. There is no name or copyright on the pattern, so I am happy to share it with all of you.

HAREM SLIPPERS:

Materials: 2 ounces of 4-ply knitting worsted or 4-ply Orlon
#8 US needles
2 packages of bangles (shiny metallic round discs with a hole near the edge)

Before casting on, string the bangles onto your yarn.
Cast on 3 stitches.
Row 1: Knit 1, slip bangle up close to work, Knit 2 stitches.
Row 2: Knit. Increase in first and last stitch. (Increase by knitting in the front and back of the same stitch).
Row 3: Knit 1, *slip bangle up close to work, Knit 2 stitches. Repeat from * across row.
Row 4: Knit. Increasing one stitch in first and last stitch.

Continue last 2 rows to Row 20 (10 bangles on Row 20). Discontinue bangles from Row 21 on. Continue to knit, increasing in the first and last stitches, on the even rows only until there are 53 stitches on the needle.
Then start to decrease (knit 2 together) on the first and last stitches, on even rows only until you have 11 stitches on the needle.
DO NOT BIND OFF. Cut a long 24-inch strand of this yarn. Thread the end onto a tapestry needle and transfer the 11 stitches from the knitting needle onto the tapestry needle. Draw up the 11 stitches and knot securely (for the toe). Fold into a triangle, with bangles on the outside and at the top. From the toe, sew the bottom of the foot and up 11 ridges on the back of the slipper.
Turn right-side-out and fold the bangle "triangle" down over the top of the slipper.

Note: Size was not given on this pattern. However, I have made over 50 of these slippers, using different sized needles. Size #8 needle fits women with shoe size 6-9. #5 needles will fit an older child. #3 needles will fit a small child.
 

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DESCRIPTION OF HAREM SLIPPERS

So many people have sent me private messages asking for a photo. Sorry, there was no photo attached to the pattern. There was, however, a pencil sketch. I'll describe it for you.

Take a square paper napkin (this is how the piece will look when you finish knitting. Fold the square into a triangle, from the top right corner down to the bottom left corner.
You now have a right angle triangle with one long side on the left and the other long side on the bottom. The sparkly bangles will be at the top folded corner - bangles on the outside! The bottom right corner is where you will pull up the stitches for the toe, then continue to sew the bottom seam over to the opposite corner, then sew up 11 ridges on the left side. (This will form the heel or back of the slipper.) Now turn right side out (bangles will now be on the inside of the piece). Fold the top triangle (with the bangles) down onto the top of the front of the slipper.

These slippers are really cute made up in a mother/daughter set. Try pink yarn with mother-of-pearl bangles. Teen daughter would like slippers in her school colors: green slippers with gold bangles, red slippers with white bangles, etc. Aunts and Grandma would like lavender slippers with lavender bangles. Black slippers with a mixture of gold and silver bangles is pretty. Christmas green slippers with red bangles is colorful.

Of course, if there is a pre-teen slumber party in your future, it would be nice to present all the "ladies" with their own pair of sparkly slippers.
 

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I am aabout to print the directions for these slippers. I made them years ago. Recently I looked into an old knitting bag and found a bottle with the bangles in them. I remembered the slippers but have lost the pattern. I am so happy for this pattern as they were really cute. I'm going to make some right away.
 

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Good for you Betty Jean 201! What colors will you be using for your slippers? I'm always curious about colors different people use for their knitted projects.
 

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Ladyfingers, I am having a difficult time finding the bangles/spangles/pallettes for the slippers except for on line where the hole appears too small for yarn to pass through. Can the holes be made larger or can you give me a website where I may find the appropriate ones? thanks. Vera.
 

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Fromourhands: Thanks for the terrific link to the "bangles". Yes, they are exactly what is called for in the Harem Slipper pattern - even though they call them paillettes. I love the Hawaiian Orchid color and the hologram silver paillettes. I think I will make a pair of aran or cream slippers and "show off" the Hawaiian Orchid bangles. I will have to get a package of the hologram silver ones first, then decide what color yarn to use.
 

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I hope everyone who makes these slippers will post a picture of them. It would be fun to see Lady Fingers' orchid and cream pair. I bought coffee and bronze bangles. That should make a completely different looking set. Thanks.
 

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Glory: Sorry, no picture - unless someone on this Forum makes a pair and posts the picture - wouldn't that be great!
Scroll back up this thread to find my posting for "Description of Harem Slippers" - hopefully I gave you a good "mental picture" of what the slippers will look like. It's just a knitted square, with sparkly bangles/paillettes knitted on one corner. The trick is how to fold the square. Read the description above. Hope this helps.....
 

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I have some bangles that I a had to decorate a bag but now I think I will try this pattern and see how they come out. If they look nice I will post a picture. Promise and thanks for sharing this pattern with us.
 

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Yes the bangles on the website you gave look good, unfortuntely some of the colors I liked were sold out. Also seems like a lot of bangles one needs to order, I shall be making harem slippers 'till Christmas! Great idea to post pictures of them all. They have certainly taken on a life of their own. Thank you again Ladyfingers.
 
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