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.