Friday, October 12, 2012
cozy new slippers
For some reason, I can't bring myself to knit for others; selfish knitting is all I can handle right now. So to continue my knitting therapy, I wanted to make myself some slippers.
I found this pattern for Non-Felted Slippers on Ravelry with really good reviews, so I decided to try it. The slippers are knit flat and then the sole and back heel are sewn together. After the first the slipper, I decided to sew the bottom sole together before adding the green color on the second slipper. Then I could knit in the round (which I prefer to knitting flat) for the rest of the slipper.
And you can't even see the seam that joins the two halves of the sole together, can you?
The slippers turned out great, but they are a little small. The free pattern was written for size 8 feet and my feet are at least a size 9 (okay, a 10 if I'm being really honest). I decided to try the pattern first before making modifications. They turned out just like they were supposed to, a size 8. So my mom happily found a new pair of slippers waiting for her when she visited last week, and I inadvertently completed some non-selfish knitting (hey, it counts).
I will try these again because they are quick and easy and really cute. And I need new slippers since the bottom in these slippers is beginning to wear out. I love this first pair of crocheted slippers, but next time I will have to double the yarn on the sole.
yarn name: sole & cuff: I Love This Wool, main: Bernat Roving
yarn type: sole & cuff: 100% wool, main: 80% wool, 10% acrylic
colorway: sole & cuff: Cocoa, main: Clover
yardage: sole & cuff: ~100 yards (held double), main: ~50 yards
needle size: US 8 (5.0mm)