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On the Longest Night of the Year...

Right on the heels (pun intended) of the Shortest Day mittens comes a matching pair of colorwork slippers, Woodlea. These toe-up slippers were also inspired by the winter solstice. On the longest night of the year, keep your toes warm and cozy up by the fireplace in a pair of comfy slippers.

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The stranded colorwork does double duty by providing a decorative fabric on the outside and an extra layer of warmth on the inside. Choose a holiday-themed color palette or a neutral color combination to wear with your favorite pajamas.

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Woodlea slippers are a quick knit — perfect for gift knitting. Worked in sport-weight yarn, they knit up really fast. The slippers have a holiday-themed snowflake design in colorwork. And the colorwork is really easy: it's easy to memorize, doesn't contain long floats, and you're only working with two colors.

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You know how with socks it's a milestone to get to the heel? And then it's the same amount of knitting ahead? Not with these slippers! They're finished with a short folded picot cuff, like the mittens. The heel is done in one color and when you're done with the heel flap, you're pretty much done.

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Woodlea is included in the Cold Weather 2017 issue of Stranded Magazine, available on Ravelry or from

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