Monday, October 3, 2011

That's Better


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. 


Vera said...

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.

Sel and Poivre said...

Ooooo I can't wait to see what happens!