My mother has always knitted and crocheted for as long as I can remember as did her mother and her
|Felted slippers are toasty warm|
You will need:
100% wool, you will need just over 100g
recommended knitting needles size 5.5
These slippers can be made in a variety of sizes
age 2-4 (age 6-8) age 10-12 (female) male [So there are 5 sizes in this pattern]
These slippers have to come with a warning I am afraid!
They are warm, toasty warm. There will be no cold toes in your house with these felted slippers!
Cast on 48 (52) 56 (64) 68 stitches
Knit in garter stitch till the work measures 12 (12) 13 (13) 14 cm
Cast off 8 stitches on each side of the children sizes
and cast off 10 stitches on each side of the adult sizes
so you will have 30 (34) 38 (44) 48 stitches left
Carry on with garter stitch until the work measures 18 (21) 24 (28) 31 cm
On the next row you will need to knit 2 together till the end of the row
Then knit two rows without decreasing
Now knit another row knit 2 together until the end of the row
Again knit two rows without decreasing
Knit a further row of knit 2 together till the end of the row
Finally knit two rows without decreasing
Cut off the yarn leaving a very long tails, so you have enough to sew the slipper together
It should look like this...
Fold the slipper in half, using the long piece of yarn, sew the slipper together...
...so it should look like this.
The top section is kept open, enabling ease of getting slipper on and off
Now your slipper is ready for washing and felting. I tend to wash them with my usual washing detergent, in Norway mamma uses something called gronnsape,
a product often used for washing wooden floors!
Place in the machine and wash on a high temperature, about 60 degrees.
When washed and wet, leave to dry naturally, but they may need a little shaping and pulling here and there, quite a good idea to put them on to help the shaping!
|This is what the knitting should look like before final decreasing rows|
|Slipper sewn together and ready for felting|
|Lots of slippers, great as gifts, or to have ready in the house for guests|
|Almost a little elf's workshop going on here!|
|These belong to Mr H and number one son|
|I have a few pairs, but these girlie ones are my current favourite, |
of course in December my ultimate favourite pair will be worn,
RED of course!
|This pose took some photographing, I can tell you!|
I dare you to make a pair, you will be hooked and everyone once they have tried a pair on will want some. Get the wool in and start knitting!!! Let me know how you get on! As an aside, mamma once made these as table presents for everyone on Christmas day, it went down really well. just an idea ;)
♥ CAL blanket update will be posted on Sunday ♥
Thank you mamma for making these slippers so I could write this particular post, love you to the moon and back ♥