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Old 07-28-2013, 06:33 AM   #11
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Well done GG! The slippers look great. They knit up very nicely.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:04 AM   #12
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Grumpy one, they are wonderful. Do the come in BIG size, for men? I've got huge feet (13 inches).
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:03 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Well done GG! The slippers look great. They knit up very nicely.
Thanks. I think if a sane person knits them in the recommended yarn with needles that are more appropriate to the yarn, they would be very fast to make. Mine didn't take long but most people don't want to knit a yarn version of wooden shoes.

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Grumpy one, they are wonderful. Do the come in BIG size, for men? I've got huge feet (13 inches).
Thanks, David. You could make them any size you want. My feet are about 10 in. and next time I'll just work another round or so for more length, if I use the wooden shoe prototype version, normal knitting would be just fine as written. One reference I've come across was add 4 CO stitches to go up a size. You could work a few more rounds on the sole but as it also increases the width you wouldn't want to rely only on that alone unless your feet are really, really wide. My son wants some and his feet are about as long as yours. I won't make his such a tight knit they stand up on they're own. My hands would never forgive me. Maybe I'll make the sole like that, but the top will be yarn and needles more closely matched to work more easily. If I used the super bulky yarn and 9 mm needles it suggests or one size smaller, that would make them noticeably larger by itself. I might try the super bulky yarn and smallish needles for the sole then switch to a bulky yarn for the top of the slipper. I think working a fold down cuff at the top would be nice. I find they're not deep enough so I altered that on the first pair. Next time I'll knit more plain rounds before beginning the short rows shaping. These have so many possible ways to vary them it makes my head spin. When you try them, let us know what you do, please. I have until Xmas to make up 5 more pairs in different sizes. That's 5 opportunities for screwing around with the pattern!
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #14
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I those slippers, GG. And they look so nice and cozy, I don't think I'd ever want to take them off.
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Claire, they are so cozy and comfy and cushy they make the stand-up-on-its-own knitting worth it. They are a snug hug on my feet and that feels really good. I wore them until I went to bed and they do stay on my feet. I wash things before wearing them, usually, but not this time. The best part: they'll go in the washer and dryer, no special care, no blocking.

BUT - Did you see the ones jinxnit55 did? They're really lovely and that's what they're supposed to look like. I think she did the seamed version but the patterns look almost identical.
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Very nice work, GG! Your slippers look delightfully warm and skooshy on the toes - always an excellent mix!
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Both versions shown in your photos are great! Nice choice of yarn, too! Thanks so much for all of your input and notations! Very thoughtful!

Do you keep a Raverly notebook, Gramma? Would love to look in on your work over there...
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I noticed that these slippers have two pdf Biscotte versions for download.
As far as you know, are there any differences?
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Both versions shown in your photos are great! Nice choice of yarn, too! Thanks so much for all of your input and notations! Very thoughtful!

Do you keep a Raverly notebook, Gramma? Would love to look in on your work over there...
Thank you so much. I don't keep a ravelry notebook. I'm not organized enough to manage anything like that. I wish I were. I mostly just do the pattern time suck there.


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I noticed that these slippers have two pdf Biscotte versions for download.
As far as you know, are there any differences?
One is in English the other isn't. I think the one on the left is English, I got lucky and got the English version and didn't know why there were two until I read a comment about it.


I think I will try the seamed version too. I also think they would lend themselves well to knitting the sole so it can be replaced. It could be knit separately and then sewn on or the top could be knitted and then pu&k to add the sole. What I really like about these is their sort of shoe-like appearance. They could use up small leftovers of yarn and make multi-colored tops. Lots of possibilities.
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