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ozhenya
11-29-2005, 03:19 PM
Or do i have to buy one? I don;t really like spending money on patterns...
I would REALLY appreciate it if someoe could give me a link to a free one *if it exists). otherwise should i just go ahead and make it up as i go? They don't look too difficult, but maybe i am wrong...
TIA

Jan in CA
11-29-2005, 03:35 PM
You can probably find something here (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/slippers.php).

And this one (http://www.knittingatknoon.com/slipperpatt.html) is kind of cool!

Julie
11-29-2005, 05:58 PM
:roflhard: Sorry, I have to chuckle, as the Fiber Trends clog pattern is the most convoluted, how-the-heck-did-they-think-of-that pattern I have seen to date. It's unbelievable. And soooo cool! And unfortunately, $5 no matter where you look, unless you buy a lot of FT patterns on eBay. :D

Don't get me wrong, once you knit them once, it isn't hard. But I don't thinkI could have figured out clogs like that without a pattern if I had been knitting for 50 years. ;)

KellyK
11-30-2005, 12:54 AM
otherwise should i just go ahead and make it up as i go? They don't look too difficult, but maybe i am wrong...
TIA

BAAAAAAAAAAA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! :roflhard:

Im sorry, Tia....I mean, if you are a mathmatical knitting GENIOUS, then go ahead. ;)

Really, though, the Fiber Trends pattern is the best investment Ive ever made. The pattern is BRILLIANT and addictive! I own both the adults and the childrens patterns. Im a frugal individual, too, and I dont regret the purchase one bit! Itll keep you and your family and possibly several friends in comfy cozy slippers for LIFE!

VickiIL
11-30-2005, 10:22 AM
I have found lots of knitted slippers free. Which are more like felted socks. But you can't get the FT Clogs free. And I would have to say they are SOOOO much nicer than any of the free patterns I found.

And as for making it up yourself. It is one of those things that as your knitting them you are scratching your head wondering how the heck someone was able to come up with this. I know I would NEVER have been able to dream up this pattern.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-30-2005, 11:53 AM
I agree. If you were going to pay for ONE pattern in your entire life, this would be the one to pay for.

On that note, Bev Galeskas (from Fiber Trends) has a book out called Felted Knits (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1931499330/qid=1133365978/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-4476138-4728645?n=507846&s=books&v=glance), and there are several felted slipper patterns in there--not THE clog pattern, but some clogISH patterns--- if you don't want to spend 5 dollars on the pattern, you could spend 20 on the book, and try to adapt one of those. Maybe you'll decide that you like one of those patterns better.

MaryS
11-30-2005, 12:33 PM
I'll cast my vote with: Julie, Kelly, Vicki, Hildie and a lot of the other clog addicts!

BUY THE PATTERN!!!!!

I do some of my own designing and adapt or modify almost everything else I knit BUT: I couldn't have dreamed this up in a million years. I've made five pair so far, I now understand how this pattern works, and MAY :?? do some modifications for extremely narrow feet, putting in a "racing stripe" down the front, etc. but I'm not straying too far from the original.

This pattern is a work of art!! WELL WORTH a $5 investment!!!

Happy Clog Knitting :XX: :XX: :XX:

Mary

ozhenya
12-01-2005, 02:41 PM
:oops:

where is the "hiding under the rock smiley"?
way to make myslef look really stupid....ha ha ha
WEll, i guess i will be investing in this awesome pattern! I really like how they look and REALLY want some for this winter!!!
thank you all for enlightening me!
off to get the pattern

Jan in CA
12-01-2005, 03:02 PM
:oops:

where is the "hiding under the rock smiley"?
way to make myslef look really stupid....ha ha ha
WEll, i guess i will be investing in this awesome pattern! I really like how they look and REALLY want some for this winter!!!
thank you all for enlightening me!
off to get the pattern

No,no..don't be embarrassed! Free patterns are great, but some are worth the price. ;) Oh and at least you get honesty here! LOL

Ingrid
12-01-2005, 03:10 PM
I was just going to say the same thing! Even experienced knitters look at this pattern for the first time and say "Whaaaat?!" Then it all comes together and you marvel and the construction.

KellyK
12-01-2005, 04:36 PM
LOOK!! WE'VE SUCKED IN ANOTHER CLOG PERSON!!! :cheering:

gardenmommy
12-01-2005, 11:22 PM
So has anyone here who has knit/felted them actually worn them? How do the soles wear, as in durability?

Ingrid
12-01-2005, 11:30 PM
I wasn't going to wear them because I thought they'd be too hot, to be honest. But one day I slipped them on and WOW! I wear them all the time, now. I don't think my daughter really wanted them, anyway. 8-)

I don't know how they'll wear, I've only worn them for a few days. They are cushy on the bottom, though, and my feet have yet to get hot.

I also discovered that they're excellent for wiping up small spills! :rofling:

KellyK
12-01-2005, 11:43 PM
Ive been wearing mine for almost a year now & they are wearing GREAT! I suppose it would depend on what yarn you make them from, too....

brendajos
12-01-2005, 11:48 PM
I also discovered that they're excellent for wiping up small spills! :rofling:


:rofling: i have a pair that are a similar style that i bought years ago and you are right VERY good for that purpose! ;) :thumbsup:

gardenmommy
12-02-2005, 02:59 PM
How difficult is the pattern, like on a scale of 1 to 10? Anything especially tricky for a very novice knitter?

Not that I'm considering it or anything.... ;)

MaryS
12-02-2005, 03:12 PM
Hi, :waving:

If you can cast on, knit, and purl you can do this pattern, especially with all the help around here. :thumbsup:

You do M1 ( make 1 ) increases, which are very well explained in the pattern. For decreases you do ssk and K2tog. There is also the three needle bind off which can be awkward the first time you do it, but isn't really that difficult. You also knit in the round, but the pattern also has directions for NOT knitting in the round and instead doing a small (about 6 stitches) seam in the back.

The one other technique used is picking up stitches - not pick up and knit - just pick up, and it's not that hard either.

Come join the CLOG ADDICTS!! (We'll all help) :cheering: :cheering:

Happy Clog Knitting :XX: :XX:

Mary

KellyK
12-03-2005, 12:05 AM
I cant imagine anyone feeling like a novice clogger after reading through the KAL thread.....EVERY POSSIBLE THING has been covered in there! :rofling:

texasnana
02-15-2007, 03:51 PM
Where can I buy the pattern for the clogs? My sister has me hunting for this and she thought the pattern was in the Fiber Trends book. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I live in one state and she lives in another so if I can find it I will send it to her.
Thanks

Jan in CA
02-15-2007, 04:08 PM
Just type in "Fiber Trends Felted Clogs" in google and you'll get a ton of places. ;)

I bought mine here.
One Fine Yarn (http://www.onefineyarn.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=FTAC33X)

Skater
02-15-2007, 05:18 PM
How about Fuzzyfeet?
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTfuzzyfeet.html

Quiltlady
02-15-2007, 06:24 PM
I bought both patterns of the Fiber Trends clogs. I'm so glad I did. :cheering: :cheering: I did a pair for my 3 yr. gd. and I'm working on a pair for myself. It is a very EASy pattern to follow and I too have wondered "How did anyone ever come up with this pattern"???

I'm knitting my second pair and have yarn on its way from KP's so I can knit some more! :happydance:

hunterjenn
02-15-2007, 10:14 PM
Anyone order from somewhere that lets you download after you pay? I'm dying for a quick project in the middle of all my sweaters, and I don't want to have to stalk the mailman!

Jouf
02-16-2007, 12:14 PM
I actually scanned the pattern in my computer, turned the background white. Then when I knit these, I print out a sheet for the left and one for the right. I mark off EVERY row as I do it - even partial rows! - just to keep track of what I'm doing.

AND I LOVE my clogs. Been wearing them over a year. They are the stinking best slippers I've ever had! I did the slightly higher back on mine. Then I overfelt them so they're really a bit small and stick my shoe trees in them to stretch back out. Nobody believes you've actually knit these things.

zip
02-17-2007, 12:20 AM
oy. I just folded and ordered the pattern from Jan's link. I couldn't stand the pressure any longer!

and this bag, too. (http://www.onefineyarn.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=NONI112&Category_Code=A_NEWC) It's Z's fault. He handed me his credit card. :shifty:

GinnyG
02-20-2007, 03:05 PM
oy. I just folded and ordered the pattern from Jan's link. I couldn't stand the pressure any longer!

and this bag, too. (http://www.onefineyarn.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=NONI112&Category_Code=A_NEWC) It's Z's fault. He handed me his credit card. :shifty:

OK, you convince me..... I ordered the pattern.

I LOVE the bag pattern!!!!!!!!!!! I saw it in a magazine just recently. I would love to see your finished product!

Draegon
03-28-2011, 07:59 PM
Hello. I am a re-NEW knitter (I haven't knitted for over 40 years). I saw a pair of the Fiber Trends felted clogs and bought the pattern and some yarn after reading the messages in this post. Alas, I find that I am unable to decipher the instructions! After you do the w&t, what becomes of the stitches that were left on the needle when you wrapped? When a row is finished and it says k1. (27, 28, 29,30) for example, do the numbers in parenthesis mean that's how many stitches you should have left on the needle? Is there a particular cast on style that works best for this pattern? Does anyone have pictures of the things in progress?

I love these slippers, and understand that once you've knit them they're not difficult. Can anyone help me get through that first time?

Thanks.

suzeeq
03-28-2011, 09:50 PM
Those sts will get knit later on.