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GrumpyGramma 07-27-2013 02:51 PM

WIP Non-Felted Slippers now FO!!!!
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I chose the seamless version, Non-Felted Slippers Biscotte's version , because I don't want to seam and I can try them on as I go. I've ended up doing modifications for a custom fit. That's what hand knitting's all about, making what you want, as you want.

Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn in Grey Marble and U.S. size 8/5 mm needles got me gauge. Knitting this yarn with these needles is a challenge and sometimes (quite literally) a pain. The label recommends U.S. size 13/9mm. With the smaller needles, splitting the yarn has been a given and correcting mistakes is hard, k3tog...AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!! It does produce a very tight stitch and for slippers I like that. For me it's worth the effort to use the needles. The slipper is snug and hugs my foot but not tight.

Subject to change without notice

I finished the short row shaping and realized that I wanted the top of the slipper taller so I've done more rows of garter stitch around the top. I want the center back to hug the back of my ankle so I've done a decrease on each side of the center back on the knit rows. In the photos the yarn has not been cut after the BO as I may decide after working the 2nd slipper top to change it again. I'm thinking about more short rows with decreases on each side of the center back. If I try that and like it better, I'll redo slipper #1 to match.

Thanks for looking. Any comments, questions, or suggestions are welcome! If I've made typos or other errors you find amusing, please feel free to point them out and let us all join in the fun!

Jan in CA 07-27-2013 03:14 PM

Beautiful!! What is subject to change w/o notice?

Woofens 07-27-2013 03:20 PM

Those are great!

GrumpyGramma 07-27-2013 03:25 PM

Thanks, Jan! Anything on the slipper is subject to change without notice. I might have finished the 1st one or I might go back and change it. I'm thinking about trying something different on the top of the first one and I want them to match - odd I know, to think a pair of slippers should match. :teehee: I might even go back and work another round or 2 on the sole to make it longer. I want them to fit me just so. I looked for a long time for a slipper pattern I liked and could customize and this is it. :)

jinxnit55 07-27-2013 10:30 PM

GG, love them! Just finished my redone, properly fitted ones. Aren't they easy?

jinxnit55 07-27-2013 10:31 PM

P.S. How'd you do the black background in your pictures? Just curious.

GrumpyGramma 07-27-2013 11:29 PM


Originally Posted by Woofens (Post 1382283)
Those are great!

Thanks. I'm glad you like them. Soon you'll be ready to make something like this! I'd say they're easier than socks.


Originally Posted by jinxnit55 (Post 1382292)
GG, love them! Just finished my redone, properly fitted ones. Aren't they easy?

Thanks. No, they aren't hard unless you use needles 3 sizes too small for the yarn which is what I did. These things can stand by themselves! :noway: They're really comfy too. The pattern is easy, yes! I'll definitely make them again. These are actually a bit small for me but I'll wear them anyway. I must go look to see if you've posted a photo. I'm working on resizing my FO photos to post here. Taking a picture of your own feet can be tricky.


Originally Posted by jinxnit55 (Post 1382293)
P.S. How'd you do the black background in your pictures? Just curious.

It's a trade secret so I can't tell you that I just plopped my foot on the daybed with a dark blue flannel sheet on it. Sorry, but if I told you I'd have to confiscate your yarn. :teehee:

GrumpyGramma 07-28-2013 12:22 AM

All done!
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I ended up just adding more rounds of garter stitch at the cuff. They're a bit small for my big feet but not too small that I can't wear them. I have them on now, they feel so nice. The 2nd photo is to show how tightly they're knit. They can stand up by themselves.

Woofens 07-28-2013 12:47 AM

I love them!! I downloaded the pattern. Might try them eventually. Did I tell you how much I've learned to despise 2 color knitting? Lol.

GrumpyGramma 07-28-2013 01:29 AM

I saw the post about your experience with two colors. Set it aside and try again another day. You can do it. I found this video was frustrating, then eventually it was fun to do. Knitting in The Round Straight I made a little pocket and was amazed at how it worked. I've not looked at the pattern for the cloth you were working on but expect the slipping of the stitches is the same, except in the video she's just using one ball of yarn.

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