Those of you that read my sidebar might have noticed a pattern for slippers lurking there for quite some time. I can't remember when or how I discovered the 'Duffers' quick and easy 19 row felted slipper but I do know it has been on my 'to do' list for longer than I wish to remember.
A week ago I cast on my stitches in morning break at school and by that evening, I was finished with one and on to the next (probably under an hours knitting altogether).
By Saturday night they were in the washing machine felting and after a night on the Rayburn drying, I was able to wear my new slippers when I got up Sunday morning, what a treat!
I love this pattern,
- it is easy to read
- everything is explained beautifully
- the yarn quantities and tension details allow you to use any yarn you already have or one that is easily available (this is a great way to use up odds and ends from other projects or spontaneous purchases that you don't know how to use.)
- they would make really great gifts - even last minute ones!
I used some pure wool, Patons 'Moorland' chunky, that I had bought in a charity shop and had then found too itchy to use for a scarf/hat/vest. I used it doubled up for the sole and then used one strand along with a strand of 'Creative Poems' aran (that I had left over from my Shalom cardie) for the top. This has resulted in a slightly thicker sole (good I think?) and the slightly variegated effect on the top and even better now the wool is felted it is super soft not itchy at all! I can't recommend this pattern highly enough and would encourage any of you to give it a go - after-all it's only 19 rows, how hard can that be?
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