Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fulled Slippers

I thought I'd show you a little knitting project I finished first knitted and fulled slippers. I used sort of a combination of patterns. They're based on the Fuzzy Feet slipper pattern, but also on an old faithful sock pattern I use for regular socks (from Learn to Knit Socks by Edie Eckman). The sock pattern calls for sport weight yarn and #3 needles, casting on 48 stitches. Instead I used worsted weight yarn and #6 needles, also trying to knit rather loosely. I did the cuff in stockinette like "Fuzzy Feet" called for, then did the foot like the other pattern. Except that the foot had to be 12 5/8 inches long! I wasn't sure how much yarn I'd need, so I knitted them first and then dyed them a bright red color. Here they are after coming out of the dyepot:

And after fulling:

I ran them through the spin cycle to get most of the water out, and wore them around for an hour or so over two pairs of fairly bulky socks to give them a custom fit.

And boy, are they ever warm and comfortable!

1 comment:

Morrgan said...

They turned out great! They certainly look warm. :)


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