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2 balls Bernat Boa Raccoon yarn
One pair 5.5 mm needles
With needles, cast on 3 stitches.
1st row: Inc. 1st in first st. Knit to end of row. Repeat 1st row to 24 stitches.
Work 19 rows garter stitch (plain knitting every row).
To make slot:
*K1 slip next st onto spare needle -- keeping this st. at back of work.
Repeat from * to end of row. Sts. are now divided on two needles.
Working on one set of stitches, work 12 rows in K1, P1, ribbing.
Break yarn. Leave thses stitches on st. holder.
Working on remaining sts, work 12 rows in K1 P1 ribbing. DO NOT BREAK YARN.
To close slot:
Next Row: *K tog. 1 st from each needle. K1 from front needle, k1 from back needle. Repeat from * to 2 sts left on each needle. (K tog 1 st from each needle) twice. 17 sts on needle.
Continue in garter st until work, when slightly stretched, measures 12 inches from slot closing.
Next row: *K1. K2 tog. Repeat from *to last 2 sts. K2. 12 sts on needle. Work 12 rows, K1, P1 ribbing.
Next row: Inc 1 st in each st. 24 st on needle.
Work 19 rows garter stitch.
Next row: K1, K2tog. K to end of row. Repeat last row to 3 sts on needle,
Cast off. Work in ends.