Felted Slippers – Cynthia Hyslop and Barb Barone

Felted Slippers – Cynthia Hyslop and Barb Barone

Skill Level
Homework
Attendees to Bring
Capacity: 15

Felted Slippers – Cynthia Hyslop and Barb Barone

Following the River City Yarns “Fuzzy Foot Sock” pattern, we will share with you tips and techniques for knitting and then fulling (aka felting) a pair of warm, cozy and durable wool slippers. You will learn the same techniques used to knit cuff down socks, including making a traditional heel flap and gusset and a shaped toe. You’ll learn about gauge, “base yarns” that felt and “add in yarns” for creative effects, as well as how to “full” your wool fibre (with a washing machine or by hand) to make a thick felt-like fabric.

You’ll be able to experiment with using “add ins” such as mohair for a soft slipper with a halo. More experienced knitters may want to try one of our fun “addendums” to make original themed slippers for yourself or all your friends and family members.

Skill Required:

Participants are experienced in working small circumference projects in the round with double pointed needles or magic loop. A small amount of pre-work is required.

Homework:

Our pattern is written in three sizes: small (medium, wide) for a foot circumference of approximately 7” (9”, 11”) after felting. Choose your cast on number based on the size you’d like to make.

Using a worsted weight wool, held double, and 8.0mm / US 11 needles, cast on 30 (36, 44) sts loosely. Divide sts evenly over needles and join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the round and work one of the following cuffs:

Slip-on Cuff: work 2 rounds of stocking stitch.
Extended Cuff (slipper sock look): work 6 rounds of stocking stitch.
Rolled Cuff: work 8 rounds stocking stitch, rolling cuff down when felting.

Leave your work on your needles. We’ll pick up from here in class.

Attendees to Bring:

  • Yarn: 200 grams/ 400 meters of worsted weight, 100% natural wool (no superwash)
  • Needles: 8.0mm / US 11 knitting needles for working a small circumference in the round: 5 double pointed needles or 1 long circular (magic loop), as you prefer.
  • Notions: Stitch markers, scissors, pen or pencil for taking notes.
  • Optional: one 25 gram ball of a laceweight, mohair/silk blend yarn (e.g. Rowan Kidsilk Haze) for extra softness and durability.

Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.

Date

Oct 05

Time

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Cost

$130.00

Location

Level 1 - Souris Room
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