Last weekend, I knit my first pair of 19 Row Slippers. They were great, but small. I missed the direction in the pattern where it referred to either Chunky yarn, or DK weight, held double.
This weekend, I tried another pair. Knit with Sirdar Big Softie and a bit of Rowan Big Wool to make up for the minimal yardage on Softie, they are definitely bigger. Much bigger - and much better. They should felt down to the correct size and make a great slipper.
Or at least I hope Big Softie felts. It is 50% wool and 50% acrylic. But remembering my fiasco with my Shalom I am counting on them to felt. Shalom, I knit with Vienna, another 50/50, wool/acrylic split and tossed it into the washing machine thinking with 50% acrylic it would never felt. Wrong. It felted big time.
What was wrong in Shalom, will be right in my slippers. I hope.
Brenda, which of the sizes did you use? I just finished knitting one slipper with Briggs Tuffy using my biggest needle which is 6 1/2 size making the smallest size. It looks too small for felting. Might make a child slipper. I had odds and ends of yarn so not much lost.
Ooooo I can't wait to see what happens!
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