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GrandmaLori
12-14-2007, 02:14 AM
These are made from Lion Brand Jiffy, 100% acrylic. I made 1 slipper from wool ease first, and it was heavy and stiff and scratchy. It hurt my hands to work on it. This Jiffy is NICE to use.

The men's slippers are made using 2 strands of each color, (4 total strands) and you just carry the spare color up the back, and switch colors every 5 stitches. For the little set I used just one strand of each color, and cast on 25 stitches, and knit for 5 1/2 inches length. For the men's (skinny-footed guy) I cast on 35 stitches, and knit for 10 1/2 inches then finished off. I used size 10 1/2 needles. I think for my husband, who has thicker feet, I will cast on 45 stitches, and knit for 11 1/2 inches. As you can tell, it's sort of a figure it out pattern, but they do turn out very soft and cushy.

One last thing, when you switch colors, be sure to cross the yarns in back, or you will have holes in your work.

P.S. Mikey is 3, and he is really trying hard not to tell his dad about the surprise that grandma has made for them.:teehee:

Debkcs
12-14-2007, 03:41 AM
How cute are matching daddy and son slippers? I think they are wonderful.

iwouldratherbeknitting
12-14-2007, 07:51 AM
Oh how cute and how proud that little one will.. you'll have to take a photo of that.. w/ their feet in their new slippers.

ritaw
12-14-2007, 09:45 AM
SOOOOO Cute:)

mhansen
12-14-2007, 11:06 AM
How cute.

dustinac
12-14-2007, 11:26 AM
aww that is to cute him trying not to tell :teehee: ...

they look great!! :happydance:

dmknits
12-23-2007, 07:55 PM
How's he doing keeping that secret? Only two more days... :teehee: The matching father/son slippers are a great idea. Very nice!

ah
12-24-2007, 04:02 PM
Wonderful! I bet your grandson is so excited to be in on the secret.

Dangles
12-24-2007, 06:58 PM
Aww, how cute is that, matching father and son slippers :)

Jaxhil
12-24-2007, 08:28 PM
They look great! And that is so cute, I hope Mikey can hang on!! :teehee: It's hard for ME not to tell, I can't imagine for a 3yrold :p