Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Felted Slippers

My favorite felted slippers have been in dire need of replacement for some time now.  I finally got around to it.

This is the second time I've used this pattern.  I wish I could give proper credit for the pattern, but it is from a book I checked out of the library more than two years ago.  I copied the pattern so I could mark it up and then kept it after I was finished.  The copy doesn't have any book info on it.

Here they are pre-felted:


The green yarn is Paton's Classic Wool and the blue is Lamb's Pride Worsted.

I made a women's size large, which is probably bigger than I needed, but I like them to be felted as much as possible so they are nice and thick.


After two cycles in the washer, they turned out pretty good.  I think one is slightly bigger than the other.  The soles are still damp, so I haven't really tried them on.  They may need another cycle (or partial cycle).


My feet are looking forward to wearing them!

6 comments:

  1. I love the before and after felting pics. It's so cool to see how it changes them.

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  2. How cool! I never thought of doing that... I really need to learn how to knit...

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  3. Very nice. They look like they will be very warm and comfortable.

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  4. Really really cool! I'm very impressed by people who can sew AND knit (and you can felt too!)

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  5. Very neat, I have finished knitting a pair of slippers that I have not yet felted. after seeing yours I will get at that tomarrow

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  6. That is a cool project! I have never felted anything, your results are really neat!

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